# Sunday, 16 June 2013

Why can’t I have cheesecake for lunch?

I came home for lunch earlier, and asked the Boss what was on offer. She directed me to a pan of pasta, and suggested I have pasta and cheese. As I was about to pick up the pan, I noticed a rather yummy-looking cheesecake just behind the the pan, and suggested that I have some of that instead.

For some odd reason, the Boss didn’t think this was such a good choice for lunch, but I pointed out that cheesecake has both protein and carbohydrate, two essential ingredients for a healthy lunch! She didn’t seem too impressed with this remark.

Undeterred, I had two helpings of cheesecake anyway, which was delicious (thank you Grandma). In response to a further remark from the Boss, I repeated my claim to having had a balanced meal, when she pointed out that there wasn’t actually that much carbohydrate in the cheesecake, as the base wasn’t that thick. Grudgingly agreeing to this, I happened to look in the fridge, and saw the remains of a large trifle that my dear Mumsie had provided for Shabbos. “Ooh, carbohydrate!” I exclaimed happily, and removed it from the fridge.

Due to the family nature of this blog, I won’t describe the look on the Boss’s face at this, but I pointed out that trifle is even healthier than cheesecake, as it has carbohydrate in the cake, protein in the milk in the custard and vitamins in the fruit. OK, so it was tinned pineapple, but it had probably seen a vitamin somewhere along the production line.

Some people think that a balanced diet is a piece of chocolate in each hand. I disagree. I think a balanced diet is cheesecake and trifle!

#    Comments [1] |
Sunday, 16 June 2013 18:34:05 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Well, I could start by ranting about how unhealthy and difficult-to-digest cow's milk is for the human body. Or I could gently remind you about the large helpings of sugar in your chosen foods, and how bad that is for one's body. Or I could point out the lack of vegetables in your chosen meal, and that they are (or should be) the main part of any meal and are far more vital to the body (and digestive system) than any protein or carbohydrate.
That is, if I thought you didn't know those things already...
But since you're a fairly intelligent chap, I won't insult you by assuming you didn't know these trivial facts, and so I won't say anything, and will instead assume that the above blog post was written entirely tongue-in-cheek.
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