You may think I am a total freak ..... well actually you are right to some extent. If freaking out makes me feel better then I think I am happy that way ...... So here is what happened one fateful night, rather mid night. I was almost ready to go to bed ..... had changed into my night dress, combed my hair and brushed my teeth. And out of the blue I had the strong urge to eat something sweet .... precisely that something was 'gulab jamun'. But where on earth would I get gulab jamuns in the middle of the night ...... that too in this small town of Naugatuck, which is hardly visible on the world Atlas.
When I told J about my desire ..... he knew it was my usual syndrome of going crazy at some wee hour. It was almost 12.30 am and I was in my kitchen reading the instructions on MTR Gulab jamun mix. It would take at least an hour to prepare gulab jamuns ... and then they had to get soaked in the sugar syrup. Frustrated I dumped the packet back into the pantry.
Instead I thought of pacifying my desire eating chocolates ......... When it comes to eating my favorite things I don't count calories. I jolly well wallow in the moment ! I opened the chocolate jar and to add to my frustration it was empty ..... there were few wrappers lying in it. How can everything go wrong at the same time !!
So I gave up my 'sweet desire' and crawled into the cold bed. J was seeing the entire drama all this time without uttering a word. May be he thought that was the best thing to do. He pulled me closer and whispered into my ears ''How about driving to McDonalds and getting your favorite Caramel Frappe". I looked into his eye and the smile on his face was priceless.
We drove down to the McDonalds on Interstate 84 .... that's the one open 24 hours. I happily sipped and licked my caramel frappe before slipping into the bed which felt much warmer this time.
The next day morning, I grabbed the MTR mix and made gulab jamuns ..... that was a sweet surprise for J when he was back from work ...... I saved some for my late night cravings !