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Jan 20, 2014 05:55 PM

How many nights a week do you have dessert?

My mom cooked dinner nearly every night but rarely if ever focused any energy on dessert. Dad would grab some ice cream, she'd have an Almond Joy and I was always OK without it. However, I had many friends growing up for whom dessert was just as important as dinner. How many nights a week do you have dessert?

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  1. Growing up at home, my mother made or bought dessert just about every night.
    Today, my husband and I have a real dessert (at a restaurant and usually shared) about once a week. During the week we'll have something like a granola bar, fruit ice or fresh fruit at night while relaxing and watching TV.

      1. I often have a slice of melon for dessert and I eat a square of excellent dark chocolate a few times a week. Otherwise only if company comes, about once/ month

        1. 1. Friday night I always make or buy dessert for after the Shabbat meal.

          That being said, it's usually a big meal, and we don't end up eating it till sometime Saturday

          8 Replies
          1. re: cheesecake17

            I like this idea of a designated day. Shabbat defines the day for you but perhaps SO and I can pick a day and I can focus on desert that night. He absolutely NEEDS dessert after dinner and I feel bad that I just ignore it. He's usually fine coming up with his own dessert but I'd like to make something special as I do for dinner many nights.

            1. re: fldhkybnva

              Maybe have dessert on a night where you make a light dinner. That way there's something to look forward to...and you're not stuffed

              1. re: cheesecake17

                Well, I never need dessert just not into it, but SO loves it so good idea to pair with a lighter meal for him.

                1. re: fldhkybnva

                  Maybe bake cookies or brownies and freeze. He can take out one when he's in the mood

                  1. re: cheesecake17

                    Individual frozen cookie dough balls are perfect, just bake a few at a time

                    1. re: Ttrockwood

                      I'd do that, but I have this problem where I eat raw cookie dough...

                      1. re: cheesecake17

                        Haha, gotcha. I love raw cookie dough too!!

            2. Almost never unless I have just baked something that day. But I may snack on something sweet after dinner 2-3 times a week.