As those of you who read this blog know, I have certain food obsessions. Some of these include--
1. Mexican Coke
2. Red Velvet anything
3. Brach's Malted Milk Easter Eggs (obv)
5. Donuts sometimes (although this is seasonal)
6. Chile rellenos
7. Potato salad (I should possibly put this one at the top of my list)
8. Cole slaw
9. Fish and chips
10. Fries in general
11. Raisin-filled cookies (the old ZCMI bakery made especially good ones--and also they had good hot dogs, which doesn't do any of us a damn bit of good now)
12. Rum bars
13. Key lime pie
Okay. A couple of thoughts before I get to my main point. I look at this list and see now that I might die of a stroke, after which I'll die of a heart attack. Also, I always say I don't have a Sweet Tooth like TRQ, but really?
Human beings. We're all about kidding ourselves.
Anyway, that's my list. And I will drive long distances to find and/or sample said items on said list. Even when I know that my heart will be broken, as is always the case with red velvet and often the case with raisin-filled cookies. But whatever.
I may have to drop #13 off my list, however. When I was in St. George, I decided to mix up my pie-eating regimen. Instead of only ordering rhubarb pie at Croshaw's, I decided to buy a key lime pie this time around. So I did. A whole one, because you can't buy just one slice of key lime there. I was a little afraid to do this, because I feared I might eat the whole thing. By myself. Which I did. And it was, for the record, excellent key lime pie.
Only here's what happened. I got dropped with the stomach flu that night--it was the flu, not just the result of overeating (I am an expert on this front)--and let me just say that the key lime pie and I revisited each other for the next 24 hours. A lot. And . . . wow. I never want to make the acquaintance of another key lime pie for as long as I live. Which makes me sort of sad.
It was a good long run. Like Frazier. Or Karl Malone and John Stockton. Or Queen Elizabeth II. Who's still running, now that I think about it.
R.I.P. Key lime pie.