This blog is about enjoying, eating, and loving all things food. There are times, however, where I have indulged in a perfectly satisfying dish, and find myself going back for seconds, then wanting thirds, fourths, sevenths, even. My personal Achilles heel is anything with sugar in it.

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So this post is kind of an anti-recipe, as I recently found myself consumed with thoughts of the leftover Oreos in our apartment, and needed to formulate a plan.

To be clear, this post is not encouraging depriving yourself when you are hungry or adhering to an unrealistic diet plan (whatever you like or need or want to do health-wise is 100% right on).


This is simply a recipe I concocted that I wanted to pass on to those who find themselves in similar, precarious snacking situations.

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  • 1 box of Oreos with 1/2 – 1/3 of the Oreos left
  • Parsley for garnish (optional, but classy)

1) Realize you are coasting through these Oreos like no one’s business and maybe even getting the sugar shakes

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2) Shut the pantry door firmly and walk away with confidence

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3) Find yourself mysteriously in front of the pantry again and the door is easier to open than you remember

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4) Search for a place to stash Oreos so they are literally out of sight, out of mind

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5) Find a basket of clean clothes that you haven’t folded in a few days, acknowledge to yourself that you will continue to steer clear of the basket, and bury those cookies

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10 thoughts on “No-reos

  1. Hey there! Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for checking out my blog! I love this post and can totally relate to the Oreo battle you describe…it’s really a war of attrition. I look forward to reading more 🙂

    • I think the nice thing about the Oreo war is you technically win either way. Either you get self-control points or you get Oreos! My fave kind of win-win. Thanks for following!

    • So sorry – this comment ended up in the spam folder somehow & I just noticed it. Maybe Nabisco is behind it, not wanting people to educate themselves on how to stop the madness. Although, truth be told, I don’t know if soggy Oreos would even stop me. Deter, maybe, but not a guaranteed stop.

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