It was a rather rushed day and I never got round to looking up a dessert recipe for the frozen cherries that I had finally decided to buy (in order to try in the middle of winter), so dinner approached and mains were served without anything prepared for afters.
Then when desserts were called for the inevitable mobile technology was produced and the on-line hunt began for a recipe. We found lots that needed advanced preparation – overnight chilling and the like – but nothing for immediate consumption. After several minutes had passed we decided that DIY cherry crumble might be the answer for a quick solution – but by then we weren’t hungry anyway!
Not having something prepared was an unexpected – but really simple – way to pause from eating and reassess whether you’ve had enough! While healthy desserts can be a great way to add fruit or other good ingredients onto your plate, all too often it would be better to stop after the mains and leave it there. Now I know how!
Posted anonymously, 11th July 2016