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December 11, 2006


Alison Strobel Morrow

deep fried mars bar.



My mother-in-law, bless her heart, came to visit us a few weeks ago and decided that she and my father-in-law would treat us to some special desserts. They wound up buying four(!) fancy pies from Kroger. Mine was to be a French Silk pie in deference to my chocoholism.

But I'm a nutrition label reader from long, long ago and I was astonished at the label on the French Silk pie. One-eighth of a pie contained 98 percent of one's daily saturated fat content, and the rest of the fat came in at 69 percent. (Ironically, zero grams trans fat.) Cheesecake doesn't have that much fat in it!

Still, one small slice of that pie--I'm more a one-sixth man myself--amounted to an entire day's worth of saturated fat! I sadly told my mother-in-law I'd stick with the pumpkin pie that came in at only 20 percent. We unloaded the French Silk pie at our small group, and folks consumed it all despite hearing my tale.

Katy McKenna

What about that deep-fried ice cream you can order at Mexican restuarants? Oh, dear Lord in heaven above!

I gotta admit, I don't worry a lot about fat content, except trans fats. I totally avoid those. Chicken fried anything sounds yummy, except that I think chicken-frying always involves flour. I don't do flour. Or sugar. It's amazing how much less fat you automatically eat if you avoid flour and sugar!

But philosophically, at least, I got no problem with the fat. Doesn't the Scripture say somewhere not to "harm the oil or the wine"? That's what I'm talkin' about!

Heather Diane Tipton

okay, sadly that sounds good to me. of course, my family used to chicken fry salt pork... so same idea. LOL

Normally I eat healthy but everyonce in a while I will go all out on the grease factor... (yeah, yeah, not counting my starbucks addiction!)

Susan Updike

I would say funnel cakes. Sugar, sugar and more sugar! Deep fried dough with powdered sugar and syrup and a side order of bacon...is it breakfast yet?

Katy McKenna

It seems right to me that everything should come with a side order of bacon.

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