Thursday, February 23, 2012

You got some splainin' to do.

Oh Ricky Ricardo, what a great line.  Side note.  I tried to find a video of Ricky saying that to Lucy, but sadly, I couldn't find one.

So, this no candy for Lent thing.  Let me explain how it's going to work.  Katie and I talked about giving up candy for Lent and what it all includes.

This is what constitutes as candy:
  • Individually wrapped sugary deliciousness such as a root beer barrel.  I enjoy a good root beer barrel from time to time.  There's some in my car.  They've been there since the summer. 

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  • My mother's delicious candies.  Mama, you have no idea how long it took me to find a picture of your truffles.  Very long time indeed.
  • Clearly, candy bars are strictly off limits.  That includes Reese's eggs -- only the best type of Reese's.  Others will agree.
  • Anything not listed in the what is allowed section below.
This is what is not considered candy, or the Lent Loopholes as Sean pointed out:
  • Cake.  Cake is dessert.  Candy and dessert are not the same thing.  Katie will back me up. 
  • One gray area we found was a M&M cookie.  We both say that is a dessert.  Sean completely disagreed when I told him that.  I don't eat very many M&M cookies, so I'm not too worried.
  • Cookies.  Homemade cookies, not pre-packaged ones.  See the above gray area.
  • Pie.  Again, that is dessert. 
  • Did I miss anything?


Katie Vanden Busch said...

I just asked my mom what she thought about M&M cookies. Eating M&M cookies when we gave up candy for Lent is "cheating the God system." Oh, Mom...

Katie Vanden Busch said...

What about plain chocolate chips? I ate three while making chocolate chip pancakes (before they were in said pancakes) and I was told by my Mom that I was failing and eating candy... CHOCOLATE CHIPS ARE NOT CANDY!!!

Kali said...

Chocolate chips are another gray area...

I was thinking about this while wishing we had chocolate chips. I have having a Lent loophole debate with myself.