#SOL21: Choices

dough crust?

graham cracker crust?

fruit filling?

creamy filling?


refrigerated until set?

heat up the house?

just stir up the treat?



How do I decide?

Flip a coin?

Choose a number?

Buy the ingredients for one?

Buy the ingredients for both?

But I don’t really need two desserts

Although the choices are not even similar.

Which would you choose?

Gooseberry pie or cheesecake?

What guides your summer food choices? The weather? Availability? Ease of preparation? What criteria carry over to other decisions?


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12 responses

  1. Love this! I can’t wait to start thinking about summer foods. Summer begins for me tomorrow. Maybe a peach pie? cobbler?

    1. HMM. Peach pie sounds yummy. And so, so summery! But so does a cobbler!
      Decisions, decisions, decisions!

  2. I read and chuckled because I have a complete decision making fatigue. I made two cakes yesterday because I couldn’t decide on just one. And the only reason I came to any conclusion at all was because I got a new cookbook and I had ingredients for these two cakes. I made no-bake carrot cake and a trifle pudding cake with strawberries.

    1. OMG
      No bake carrot cake.
      No way!
      I had fruit for the cheesecake: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and kiwi.
      It’s real . . .decision-making fatigue!

  3. My summer dessert/baking revolves around what’s in-season. The kids and I picked strawberries five times. As of yesterday, we moved onto cherries. That reminds me, I think I’m going to make a cherry-baked oatmeal (iI’s breakfast-for-dinner night since today is filled for me.) tonight.
    Enjoy all of the decision making that summertime baking offers!

    1. I’m sure A. loved the strawberry picking! Fruit is one of the joys of summer!

  4. What a sweet decision to have to make. One of my favorite summertime (or anytime) desserts is a no bake cheesecake with strawberry glaze and ladyfinger crust. I usually pick the dessert I want and buy the ingredients I don’t have in the house. Right now I have the fixings for a raspberry filled layer cake. A new recipe I haven’t tried yet.

    1. Desserts … seldom an immediate gratification.
      There’s something in the anticipation, whether baking or putting in frig to set, that adds to the deliciousness.
      And new recipes are the best!

  5. It is so true, all the decisions we make as we cook! The best part is, whatever is chosen, a great treat is then available.

    1. I think the best part is that a dessert always tastes good. It may not LOOK picture perfect, but the taste is good!

  6. These are the kinds of decisions I could enjoy making! I’ve never had gooseberry pie. Sounds good.

    1. Vivian, it’s a tart fruit that some like to “over-sweeten” but yummy. Gooseberries are ripe in June in my area!

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