I have so far managed to avoid the pregnancy cliches of eating like a total wolf but today, after receiving an email from King Arthur Flour about some donut pan that allows you to BAKE your own donuts instead of fry them- my eyes became as glazed as the donut I absolutely NEEDED to have.
I was craving one of those unearthly Krispy Kremes that get baked and glazed on a conveyor belt before your very eyes and disintegrate in your mouth in an extremely suspicious fashion. Sadly, KK has all but vanished from New York; their presence in the metro area consisting of one small post in the depressing nether regions of Penn Station.
There is, however, a Dunkin’ Donuts on every corner of Manhattan, and while this usually nauseates me, a donut was required- so to 8th ave and 57th I went. I pushed past the gaggle of asian kids with braces clicking around on their cell phones and talking about what SAT IIs they’re taking and ordered up a glazed AND a boston cream.
Both made it back to the office and while I nodded in agreement with the receptionist when she suggested I stagger their consumption, I knew that I was completely lying to her and that the little bag I had folded so neatly would soon be empty, crumpled, and tossed into the black bin under my desk. I ate the glazed first. My boss/pal came out to chat with me just as I had laid the Boston cream on a napkin beside my keyboard. He was surprised that it was still extent.
“In the interest of full disclosure- I got two donuts, and I have already eaten one of them,” I said.
“Are you going to save that one?”
“You know, Shannon suggested I wait until 4 to eat this one but really I don’t see the point. It’s getting eaten one way or the other and it’s not like waiting an hour is going to have some impact on its caloric relevance.”
“No- but it might preclude your going and getting more.”
“Oh yes, I guess so.”
But then I picked it up and ate it right there. Entirely too much jibber jabber, not enough consumption of treats.
In any case, my gestational diabetes screening was yesterday so I guess today was as good a day as any to celebrate with fructose, sucrose and all my ‘oses. Tomorrow I’ll get back to fruits, fiber and all that GREAT STUFF.