It’s Monday morning. The temperature is only in the mid-forties. And I’m hungry. Really hungry. The problem is I’ve eaten breakfast (yummy waffles with real Vermont maple syrup) and my hips do not need a snack at 9:00am.
As I linger perilously close to my cookie stash I spot a small tub of Dubble Bubble gum. My first crisis of the day. Do I reach for a glob of tempting pink sugar knowing that my extremely brittle teeth may lash back at me by breaking mid-chew?
Aha! It hits me in a flash. I dab a couple of drops of water on a stick of gum and place it in the microwave for eight seconds. The result — a soft and warm square inch of sugar perfection.
For a few moments I cling to the illusion that I am indeed a creative problem solver and a culinary genius 🙂 It’s better than accepting the fact that only a total goofball would nuke gum!!!