I went to a seminar today about the interrelationship of stress and alcohol and aging (I only have a problem with one of those). It got me to thinking about impulsive and compulsive behaviors. When I got home, I heated up some delicious white bean soup, and sliced some of the BBA Poilane-style Miche I'd made a few weeks ago, and frozen and thawed. Toasted with a little butter, it was a perfect complement to the soup. In fact it was totally swoon-worthy. When that was consumed, I found I needed more of the Miche toast, so I sliced more, toasted it and ate it with peanut butter and jam for dessert (these are large slices). Then, I wanted more. I managed to grab my wrist at the last moment and reach for some mandarin oranges instead.
This doesn't happen to me with bread. There are some foods that I find it hard to stop eating until they're gone (or, at least, that I tend to overeat if my self-discipline is impaired): Reese's peanut butter cups, potato chips, bacon, roasted peanuts, some sweet baked goods when super-fresh. These are mostly fatty, and/or salty and/or sweet things (though really good mandarin oranges are healthy and addictive).
I'm not sure how to deal with a Miche addiction. Most of the things I listed above (except bacon and mandarin oranges) we just don't buy. We deal with the lust by strapping on the metaphoric chastity belt at the grocery (we all know not to shop when hungry).
I do not want to stop baking Miche (though I could quit any time...really). Nor do I want to solve this problem by learning to bake bad Miche.
Do I need an intervention? Should I join Bread Eater's Anonymous?
Hi! My name is Glenn and I have a Miche problem.