I confess. As a working mom, I was a Pillsbury Crescent Roll addict. We always had them on hand.
Need a people-pleasing breakfast without a lot of fuss? Why not ham and cheese breakfast quiche with a Crescent crust?
Need to add something to the meal? Make some flaky Crescents!
But now my kids are gone and Mr. Curtis was told he needs to lose weight. What had to go? Crescents! Nooooooooooooo! In point of fact, most bread had to go and my husband's favorite pre-packaged cupcakes. And soda. And chips. And homemade chocolate chip cookies. Sigh. What did I get instead? Pistachios. Almonds. Cashews. Every time we wanted bread or chips or cookies we had a handful of nuts instead. Nuts became a staple in our shopping cart. Not decadent. Not sexy. But it helped us both lose 10+ pounds.
But this holiday season, bread came back! Sourdough, pumpernickel, whole wheat enrobed in nuts. There was some soda. Some chips. Even some homemade cookies. The carb load was lazily fantastic.
Why censor ourselves? It was vacation, right?
But vacation ends on January 2...The kids are returning to college with the leftover soda, chips, cookies, and cupcakes. We had purchased a 4-pack of Pillsbury Crescents for the holiday and tonight I'm using the last roll. And then it's back to nuts.
So I ask you, what did you give up this past year? And why? Or what are you planning to give up in 2014? And why?