Ellen decided the best strategy was to set up all her healthy snacks before the other dolls came out. She pulled out her grocery bags and started putting things out.
“Hmmm, where should I put this? Is seaweed sweet or salty or umm… other?” She thought to herself.
She pulled out a piece and stared at it…”I think it is “other”, so it doesn’t matter where it goes,” she decided.
She pulled up a big basket to display all her “goodies”. There were a lot of things to put out! She was starting to think that maybe she had gotten too much .
She tasted a dried pea pod….wasn’t too impressed, so decided to just put a few in the middle.
The dried berry mix was better….The strawberries were her favorite…but the cherries weren’t bad either.
“I wonder if these pretzels are really healthier. Maybe they squish the calories out of them?” she muttered to herself while crunching on one.
She hummed to herself as she busily arranged things and filled the basket.
“Stale chips?!??! Is that healthy??? Oh, wait…that says Kale, not stale.” She giggled at her mis-read.
She dumped the sweet potato chips in the basket. She decided they looked cheerful with their orangey color.
She sliced up the Gouda and the Cheddar goat cheese. While she was finishing, the other dolls set up the other end of the table with the not-so-healthy choices.
“What is this thing???” Felicity was exceedingly curious.
“It isn’t exactly a leaf, it is kind of gelatin-ish”. She inspected it carefully.
“It is dried seaweed. It has lots of Vitamin A,” Ellen informed her.
Felicity stared at the back of her head….”Wellll ,of course it is…Doesn’t everyone eat dried sea weed?” Felicity giggled, while she debated whether to take a bite or not.
“Is that dried broccoli? Are those normal chips or something special?” Rose was peering into the basket and trying to identify things.
“What are these things? How do you eat them? Mush..rooms? Do you put them in mush or oatmeal???” Debbie had found an interesting package at the end of the table.
Ellen said she wasn’t sure how to eat the mushrooms…but they didn’t go on oatmeal ,she was sure.
Bridget was having none of it….She headed straight for the brownies covered in nice fluffy cream cheese/ Cool Whip frosting with crushed candy canes!
Felicity was still trying to decide if she wanted to take a bite…but finally decided to try it.
“AHH ARGG!!, umm I mean that tastes very….umm unique. I need something to drink RIGHT NOW! It made me umm.. remarkably (cough cough).. thirsty…” She reached for what she thought was the juice. I think she may be surprised when she drinks it…it is tart cherry juice.
“These dried veggies are interesting…Some of them taste good, and some of them taste like paint chips,” Nellie said thoughtfully as she munched on them. Then she looked at Ellen’s anxious, crestfallen face….”I mean umm, paint chips taste fascinating…That is just what I was in the mood for, before I eat some chips and dips. It kind of cleans out the palatte before eating other things,” Nellie fumbled around, trying make Ellen feel better.
“The Apple salad looks lovely.” Bonnie interrupted to guide the conversation away from Nellie’s fumbling comments.
“So are the brownies,” Bridget mumbled around a mouthful. “Whaaat?” (Bonnie kicked her and was trying to jerk her head, motioning towards Ellen.)
“Can we go watch a movie now? ” Lea jumped into the conversation. She hadn’t tried the “healthy options” either. She had gone for the chips and dip…plus a cup of pop.
“As soon as I finish making my seaweed and cheese sandwich,” Debbie answered.
There was the usual chatter that follows the suggestion to watch a movie, as they decide which one they would watch. Some wanted to watch the Disney Zorro movie, others wanted to watch Davy Crockett or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang…and there was also a suggestion for Pride and Prejudice in there.
I think Felicity is still trying to find something to calm down her taste buds. She didn’t really join in the suggestions. She was studying the back of the bottles, trying to decide if any would be good, or if she should just go get a big glass of milk.
I’m not sure which movie they decided to watch…but I think they watched several before midnight. They came back for snacks periodically during the movie. The “non-healthy” snacks tended to disappear faster.
Even Ellen, after extolling the virtues of some of the most disagreeable options…..
finally gave in and ate some lovely, gooey brownies and then some crunchy potato chips.
I don’t think the dolls are going to be asking Ellen for more healthy snack suggestions any time soon 😉
Happy New Year!! I hope everyone has a lovely year! I’m wondering what new adventures the dolls will have this year 😀