Well, I officially lost my mind last night. I was at a wonderful event for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and if I was capable of behaving like a normal person, the whole night could’ve gone very smoothly and I wouldn’t be sitting here blogging at 6:41am. But of course that didn’t happen. It all started when I walked in and was greeted with a glass of champagne and a tray of mini crab cakes. Anyone who shares my maniacal lust for shellfish knows that it’s impossible to say no to crab cakes, and blinded by my crustacean love, I overlooked the fact that each of these little gems has more calories than I like to eat in an entire day, stealthily slipped 5 deep-fried monsters into my hand, and headed over to the silent auction table.
I swallowed the crab cakes whole– just popped them in my mouth like they were birth control pills– and wiped my greasy palm on my silk dress. You see, I didn’t want the pen to slip out of my hand as I placed bids on everything from 5 orchestra tickets to Anything Goes to Lasik surgery to 2 round trip tickets to London. For the sake of my integrity (and because I haven’t broken the news to my parents yet), I’m not going to reveal which prizes I won. But I’m pretty certain someone will be getting their wish this holiday season! (And it’s not my dad…)
100 crab cakes and two grand prizes later, I arrived home feeling a bit guilty about my overall overindulgence. In order to redeem myself, the only thing I will be indulging in today is Imagine Organic Creamy Broccoli Soup. With only 60 calories and 1.5 grams of fat per cup, I can eat an entire box of this soup and still not come close (calorie wise) to the Crab Cake Disaster of 2011. I really thought this soup would be watery– I mean, the first ingredient listed is filtered water– but Imagine broccoli soup is so creamy and smooth it actually tastes like silk. Elena and I first tried this soup yesterday at the office, and we spent about 15 minutes discussing its virtues. If you don’t have a microwave at work this isn’t the option for you, but if you do, it only takes two minutes to heat up and it’s a great snack for the cold weather. Also, the soup only costs about $5 a box so my credit card will be happy to get a break today!
If anyone else is feeling as generous as I was last night, you can click here to read more about or donate to Make-a-Wish. Thank god they don’t have any online auctions…I have enough problems with Shopbop.