Sunday, April 20, 2008

Not so much a craving as a physical need

I am not prone to pregnancy cravings, at least not the eat a half gallon of ice cream or dousing my cottage cheese in pickle juice type of cravings. I have had aversions, mostly rare red meat, pasta, orange juice and Obsession type perfumes (Oh yes, some people still wear it, and let me tell you, those that do, really do...cough, cough, gag).

Tonight I have a craving, the ferocity of which is such that I am twitching, my body leaning in the direction it knows salvation to be. It's northeast of here, maybe 15 blocks. The doors would be closed now and the object of my desire, my need even, would not be there.

It is nothing short of perfection. Weighing damn near a half pound it is an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie shaped like a failed volcano science project. The chunks of chocolate large and uneven, as they come from smashed, free trade organic chocolate bars. The oats are large and gnarly, the bit of cookie between is not too sweet, heavy with real butter, whole wheat flour and unimaginable goodness.

I do not often indulge in these mounds of otherworldly goodness as they leave my belly unable to accommodate anything else for 6 to 8 hours, a heaviness so profound I almost regret having eaten it to begin with. Almost.

I have tried to quell the hunger.
I dipped into a 100 calorie pack of Lorna Doones to no avail, a bit like a Q-tip stuck between the lips of a person trembling for a smoke.

I tried a toasted cinnamon raisin english muffin dripping with peanut butter, on par with making a bloody mary with pizza sauce instead of tomato juice.

I was going to try something else, but I didn't have the heart for more disappointment. If you know me and live in town, when you get the call that I have delivered, bring me a Rockhill oatmeal chocolate chop cookie, m'kay?


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BetteJo said...

It's no use trying to fill the need with other things - I think it just makes you want it more - and cranky. Wish I could help, sorry!

jen said...

babe you are at the finish line you go and eat what you want!

Amy said...

You got it! They are little (well, not so little) bits of heaven. Love them!

Crystal said...

Sometimes you just have to give in when nothing else will do. At this point, I am sure you are just building up your strength anyway. :) Don't waste your energy fighting cookie cravings.

Mrs. Chicken said...

I'll send your cookie if you send me a bagel. Deal? :)

Heather said...

I give the baby whatever she wants. And she wants lots of cookies!

Kristy said...

I wonder if I could make a batch of organic whole wheat oatmeal and free trade chocolate chop (I think it should be chomp) cookies and not have them turn out to be hockey pucks.

Worth a shot.


Thanks for commenting on my sister's blog!

Amy Y said...

I know!! I have been making my own version of Tollhouse cookies when such a craving arises as the nearest healthy food stores are far, far away.

I use the recipe on the chocolate chip bag but change the ingredients to ones that are Ok to eat ~ whole wheat flour, raw cane sugar, add oats, use real chocolate chips, etc. The end result is pretty yummy ~ in fact an entire batch only lasts a few days at our house.

I have no idea where you live but if you lived in CO, I'd make you some!!

Kimberly said...

Good lord, that company should hire you to do its marketing. Now I want one!

I hope you get to eat one soon!

amanda said...

i wish i "knew" you in real life because i would bring you a whole box!!

i've never had a bloggy friend have a baby do you send welcome to the world baby goodies?