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#SOLSC17: “Dessert First”

What’s for dessert?

My brilliant son, at the age of 7, asked one holiday, “Why don’t we have dessert first while we know we still have room?”

As a sensible mother who really didn’t like fixing breakfast and dinner on a holiday, I readily agreed. (Cook one meal?  Absolutely!)

And thus our tradition was born.

Dessert at 10 a.m.

Dinner at 2 p.m.

Our dessert was often one or two of these.

Can you name all three?


What traditions do you have?  

How did they originate?  

Did they continue even after your children left the nest?

Last week while “adventuring” with a great nephew and great niece (and BTW I have to tell you that it was an absolute pleasure to be entrusted with their care for the day), we went for dessert about 5 p.m. We didn’t yet have dinner plans. It sounded like it would be “awhile” before plans would be finalized, so I just made the executive decision.  Besides that’s what a “Great Aunt” is good for: Spoiling those kids!

We didn’t find pie. But our desserts looked something like these:

Are you continuing any traditions into the next generation?

Thank you, my son, for the brilliant idea that has continued on past 20 years to another generation!

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Answers for desserts!


  • Pumpkin, Gooseberry, Strawberry Cheesecake

Ice Cream:

  • Hot fudge sundae, Chocolate ice cream hot fudge sundae, strawberry sundae




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