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Thread: How often do you eat or serve dessert?

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    How often do you eat or serve dessert?

    We rarely have dessert at our house, unless it is a special occasion. I do have ice cream in the freezer for the kids (2 teens at home), but they eat it as a snack, not dessert.

    I wonder when I see posts here and other places online asking about healthy desserts, how many eat dessert on a daily basis? I know my step-mum serves dessert to dad daily. My Mum likes dessert too.

    When I was growing up dessert was served daily, but was usually home canned fruit or fresh fruit. Pies were for special occasions, cakes only for birthdays.

    There are cookies in the house, but again for after school snacks.
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    If I do a big supper meal, I usually don't do a dessert. If it is a quick meal like hot dogs, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese etc. I sometimes throw in a pan of brownies or something like that in the oven. I do a fancier dessert for special occasions.

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    My dad always wanted a dessert after dinner - even if it was a small bowl of jello or ice cream. Once and while he would be satisfied with a piece of fruit, but usually wanted something else. Cakes and pies were for special occasions but sometimes when he went out to dinner (which was often) he would splurge and have a dessert at the restaurant but usually would wait and have something light when he got home. But when I grew up we always had some form of bread on the table too. Since my husband was not used to either tradition we discontinued it after we got married.

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    I like a good piece of chocolate after dinner follow by a cup coffee but special occasions I make mom mom"s famous fruitcocktail cake,still have her hand written recipe from back in the 70's almost like she by my side baking.

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    what's a meal without dessert? Need I say more?

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    Oh this reminds me of my DDIL...neither my DH or I grew up having desserts every meal (I did have home canned fruits)but not as a dessert after meal. I raised 3 sons and they would never eat dessert after a meal, as they said..who has room after mashed potatoes and gravy. So even for special holidays, only two in the family eat pie etc after the meal. So when my son got married...his wife grew up with having baked goods after every meal and always homemade daily. her mom was a stay at home mother who never worked. She was always so sad we never had desserts after a meal, so now I make sure I have even just Little Debbie snacks...and she is happy now.. and it is so funny..our grand daughter is exactly like her and always asks whats for dessert and our grandson is like my sons...doesn't want it. lol
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    Our meals growing up always had two vegetable and one fruit...at least. Dad wanted dessert each time, even if only cookies with the home canned fruits. My Mom was not a person who cared for sweets of any kind, but did bake for Dad. I remember being very young and making instant pudding, especially butterscotch. My husband also grew up with desserts at every meal so I made cakes, pies, puddings, etc. Our children ate them too, and I didn't. Mandyrose wrote about a piece of chocolate and coffee after the meal and that works for me, but it must be very dark bittersweet. I also remember the fruit cocktail cake served at baby showers in the 70's. Maybe I'll make that soon.

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    My Dad always looked for 'afters' and was never satisfied unless he had his bit of sweetness and cup of tea after his meal.
    When my son visits, he likes chocolate cake.
    He doesn't eat it as a dessert but as a snack.
    If there are sweets in the house, my DH won't stop until they are all gone.
    As he needs to watch his sugar and fat intake, I rarely have desserts or any sweets around. He wanted to buy a frozen pie today for our Easter dessert but I told him I'd do a berry pudding instead. I will make a small one and decrease the amount of sugar.
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    My Hubby always want dessert. But if you were to see us we don't need it.

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    I grew up in a very formal home (my grandparents) and there was desert every night. Monday thru Friday was something sort of light...pudding, fruit...like that. Saturday was usually a cake, pie, apple dumplings, strawberry shortcake...same on Sunday. That is not the way it is now. I seldom make a desert...only for a dinner party or a holiday and most of it is usually tossed. Funny, no weight problems the old way...we constantly diet now!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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