Monday, August 22, 2011

Donuts By Any Other Name

My daughter hates mayonnaise so much that she has been able to develop her oil/egg emulsion aversion into an aversion therapy weight control program. 

  • Passing mayo section in Walmart = loss of desire for Jr. Mints
  • Unscrewing lid of mayo jar and sniffing = loss of desire for Chik-fil-A chocolate milkshake 

  • Accidental bite and consumption of mayo laden sandwich = loss of desire for Thanksgiving dinner

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  •  Consumption of 1 tablespoon of mayo straight with eyes open = possible celebrity look a like potential


















Yesterday I discovered a similar aversion therapy cure for my decades long love of donut holes when I read that this confection was introduced by Dutch immigrants and that the deep-fried dollops of dough were called "olibollen" or "oily balls".  

Somehow, that just took all the joy out of them



16 comments:

just call me jo said...

And that's why you're thin and I'm not! "Oily balls" title does not deter me. Lately I've eaten everything that doesn't run away. I look like a fat, mayo-laden, oily ball of wrinkled flesh.

Rebecca said...

gulp.....that's bad.

Pondside said...

I've made olibollen - and I can attest to the fact that the real thing is really oily and heavy - a sure donut deterrent!

Cherie said...

I have to say that the term "oily balls" is not enough to deter me from doughnuts. Sigh...there is no hope for me.

Sue said...

This reminds me of that old Saturday Night Live sketch. I won't go into details. And if you don't know which one I'm talking about, I'm proud of you.

;)

Sue said...

PS. For being less worldly than I, that is.

Anonymous said...

I know which skit your are talking about. hahahaha!

Anna M said...

Oily balls. Yikes! I haven't seen the sketch Sue refers to, but I have a worldly-vivid enough imagination.

Now mayonnaise stuffed inside oily balls could be the new diet cure.

Holly said...

My co-workers once bet me $25 that I wouldn't eat a dead cricket I found under my desk. I'd eat those balls too.

jen said...

It will take a little more than a name to prevent me from eating donuts.
And that picture of Angelina? YOWZA.

Connie said...

Only you would come up with that. I love your sense of humor.

I have been on vacation and had such a bad internet connection that I wasn't able to comment on your posts without having to take fifiteen minutes to just get your blog post open. I have some catching up to do.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

I read that too, and had the same reaction. Oily balls...they'll never taste the same again.

Melynda said...

I will never look like a movie star mom of 6, cause I loves me some mayo!

karen said...

Oh - I think Sue means the Schwette Balls. I loved that one! Hahahaha! But I still love me some donut holes, oil and all.

Valerie said...

I sure wish that's all I needed to stay away. :)

Anonymous said...

Now dipping those oily balls in some warm mayo...that would be finger lickin good.