I have previously posted about my culinary tastes and how little is required to satisfy me food-wise. To demonstrate this, and to act as yet another public service, here is an original recipe for one of my favorite home made desserts:


Jamsco Nutmeg Milk Shake

1. In one large tall glass, add:


4 scoops of vanilla ice cream (or 5 or 6 or 7; Bryers is good but Kemps is perfectly fine)

½ Cup whole milk (or cream)

½ Tsp real vanilla (reject all substitutes)

Dash Nutmeg

2 Dashes of Cinnamon.


2. With a long spoon, stir the contents, but not too much. It shouldn’t be to smooth, nor the contents too even.


3. Enjoy


That’s it. No weird stuff, no chili powder, nothing to add texture. Deal with it.


There are dining moments in each person’s life where one is suddenly amazed by how much he enjoys what he just tasted. This treat has brought me there more than once.


My wife points out that there is as much nutmeg in this one person dessert as she puts in her recipe for set of six apple dumplings. Isn’t that a lot? Won’t it over power the dessert?


My response to her and others with this concern is this: If you’re going to dance with the Responsible Puppet, be prepared to get your feet . . . wait, that doesn’t work, let’s see. . . be prepared to . . get a little tired? . . . no, that unmixes the metaphor, but doesn’t get my point across . . . hmmm. . . I tell you what, I’ll work on this and get back to you later.


Here’s my main point (stepping away from facetiousness and towards temerity): If this desert is too bland for you, if it doesn’t have enough zing, then you have issues you need to deal with. Your addict-like need for spice is affecting your ability to enjoy life. I recommend seeing a counselor.