Sally in the Zen

Confessions of a Befuddled Zen Buddhist

A Sweet Craving

I have a confession to make.

I’ve been craving cheesecake.

I don’t know why or where this itch came from, but I’ve been dreaming about creamy, dreamy, decadent cheesecake.

And because I’ve been talking about it to my family, they’re now craving it with me.

Talk about the power of suggestion.

Then one day, a month or so ago, I came home with a couple of pieces of plain cheesecake from Lenny’s Deli, a local store in Baltimore. 

Before I could even take off my coat, Zen Master and Zen Mum tackled me for the goods before disappearing into the kitchen. 

It wasn’t “Hey, how you doing?” or “How was your day, dear?” or “Hurry up and wash up for dinner.”

Noooo-oooo.

It went down a little more like this.

Zen Mum:  Kiss, kiss.  Give me that!  (Fastest snatch I ever saw her make.)

Zen Master:  (chasing after Zen Mum)  Hey, where you going with that?  Let me have some!

Cue sound of stampede away into the kitchen.

And to add insult to injury, they didn’t even save me a stinking morsel!

What’s up with that?

For the past number of weeks, we’ve been stuffing our faces with nothing else for dessert.

And let me just say that it’s not my fault!

Like this one from Santoni’s.  Plain, Raspberry, Chocolate Chip and Strawberry.  All quite tasty but to me, their Chocolate Chip Cheesecake wins hands-down.

“What about Cheesecake Factory?”  I asked as we would cruise around to different stores in search of good cheesecake.

“We already had that before.”  Zen Master shrugged.  “It’s okay.”

“Yeah,”  Zen Mum piped up.  “Been there, done that.”

And what did we score recently?

This time, instead of a couple of slices, we got the entire thing from Lenny’s.

Because we can’t get enough of a really tasty cheesecake.

I’m almost tempted to try my hand in making my own cheesecake, just for the heck of it.  But it’s not quite calling me than, say, a honey bread that I would make first before making a cheesecake. 

I’m not quite compelled to make it yet.

Or maybe I’m just plain lazy.

Or maybe I’m getting sick of cheesecake.

So much for a sweet craving.

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Note:  Lenny’s Deli and Santoni’s don’t know me from Adam.  I’m not getting one penny from them for writing this.  I just love their cheesecakes and want to spread the word.  Just so we’re clear.

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