My Favorite Dinner Food

My Favorite Dinner Food - Dessert various desserts on metal tray with spoons #WorldWatercolorGroup

So it’s probably no surprise to those who’ve been following me that my favorite dinner food is dessert! I’m not super picky when it comes to dessert, but when I’m going out to dinner, I really appreciate having a few options on the menu. When you’re eating at one of the finer restaurants, you can usually bet on only 5 or 6 dessert options. One is always some ridiculously decadent triple chocolate creation, but this is never the one I like best. Although I love chocolate, I prefer a full dose and don’t care for the watered down versions that come in dessert form. My selection is usually whatever is mainly vanilla and cream. Actually, just homemade whipped cream is probably my favorite dessert of all. It’s like enjoying all the decadent delights of having a premium ice cream with only half the guilt.

As I type this, Philippe and I are discussing dessert options for this evening. I really wanted a cobbler, but we have some bananas that are getting too brown so it looks like we’ll be doing something with those instead. Dessert doesn’t always accompany dinner for us, but that’s what makes it so special. And I should now admit that I’m hyper multi-tasking with too many things happening at once. We’re also watching a Crafsty class currently and drinking wine, so I’m going to keep this post short today. I hope all of you are enjoying a wonderful weekend and if dessert is a favorite of yours as well, I hope you’re enjoying some of that too!

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52 Comments
  1. Laura (PA Pict) 9 months ago

    Your desserts look delicious. You’ve done a fantastic job on the sheens on the metallics and the textures in the desserts. I remember being out for a meal with work friends and spotting a menu option where I could pick any five desserts and have miniature versions of them. It was amazing. I didn’t have to make a tough choice and I got to eat these perfectly shrunk confections and convince myself they barely had any calorie content because they were so small.

    • Author

      Thanks, Laura! 😃💕 Miniature desserts are the best!! Love that. It’s always horrible having to choose just one. Hehe… that’s perfect!

  2. Jodi 9 months ago

    Amazing looking desserts. What did you end up getting with bananas?

  3. Margaret Parker Brown 9 months ago

    Yummy looking desserts! I am with you and Philippe, I LOVE dessert though I try not to have them too often just because of the obvious and I am a bit picky though. Yes, pray tell, what did you make with the bananas? something yummy I hope!

  4. Teri C 9 months ago

    Wow, I gained five #’s just looking at this! Wow, this dessert art is beautiful. However, the wine sounds great too

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Teri! 😃💕 hehe… Yeah… probably wouldn’t have all of them at once… but I’d consider it! Lol

  5. janina 9 months ago

    Sounds like a sozzler of an evening for you both! 🎨🍌
    This plate of delicious-looking treats would keep me hyper for days!! Bannoffee pie anyone…

  6. Sabiscuit 9 months ago

    Charlie, I must congratulate you for what you’ve got up to at dinner time. Ice cream is magic. The watercolour is brilliant, as always. xo

  7. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 9 months ago

    I read the title, opened the site, and burst out laughing – favorite dinner indeed!.
    Yeah, dessert first, always! I’d need a big spoonful of each of these delightful treats before I could choose my favorite. Maybe seconds and thirds or more of each – just o be sure.
    But pu-leeze stop doing this to me, I really am trying to di-et!
    Beautifully painted, BTW – just purr-fect-o! Can you make a dish of carrots and zucchini look as delish?

    • Author

      Hehe… thanks, Sharon! 😃💕 Hmmm… I could probably make carrots and zucchini look good, but never as good as a colorful decadent dessert I’m afraid! 😊

  8. Carmel Campbell 9 months ago

    Your desserts look yummy. I also love desserts and cake…chocolate to be exact !

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Carmel! 😃💕 Yeah… chocolate is definitely Philippe’s fave, but I always prefer white cake. Wedding cake… minus all the people and the having to dress up.

  9. Jill Kuhn 9 months ago

    Your Doodlewash desserts look yummy, Charlie! 🌟🍰 We rarely eat dessert but every now & then we splurge when we eat out! Fun to have a treat now & then! Cheers! 🍷

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Jill! 😃💕 Yeah… if you have dessert every day it wouldn’t be nearly as awesome! hehe… Guess that’s why they call it a treat! Now wine on the other hand… that’s a treat any time! Lol

  10. Margriet Bierens 9 months ago

    Wonderfull, beautiful painted with your heart I can feel, see that from over the big Atlantic.
    I never eat desserts, but love,love whipped cream. We have a kind of cake that is whipped cream in a covering of chocolate, typical Dutch design, and here in our village we have a bakery who is the best in this.
    When I walk along this bakery, and I often do, I speak to myself, no I don!t go inside but some days my body is walking from itself in to that bakery😊😧
    By the way,I am always wondering about your silver/metal color of knife and fork, what is the secret Charlie? I don’t have silver of metal paint in watercolor, do you?

    • Author

      Thanks Margriet! 😃💕 So happy you liked this one! And my mouth is watering at your description of that bakery!!! I want to go!! If I were walking next to you, I’d be pushing you inside!! LOL

      As for painting metal, it’s all about shapes and sharp contrast to create the illusion! Deep blacks against the white of the paper or transparent colors. The more extreme the contrast the more it gives the illusion of shiny metal.

      • Margriet Bierens 9 months ago

        Thans Charlie, I,ll try this deep black and so on the white paper. I am afraid that it sounds easier then it is for me but perhaps……
        Yeah this chocolate and delicious whipped Cream is absolutely heavenly! I am sure you would-be like this.

  11. Perfect puddings Charlie, and enough there to share??

    • Author

      hehe… thanks, Rebecca! 😃💕 I’ll definitely share… that’s why there’s too spoons. Let’s dig in! 😉

  12. YesterdayAfter 9 months ago

    Awww Charlie your dessert looks yummy delicious! I would love one of those cups! 😉 <3

    • Author

      awww thanks so much, Carolina! 😃💕 Hehe… I want them too! All of them at once… which of course, I won’t do! 😊

      • YesterdayAfter 9 months ago

        Ahah lol Charlie! Yes is impossible to choose!

  13. Phil Cooper 9 months ago

    Looks sooooo good! My favourite too! That is a painting that makes me happy 🙂

  14. brushparkwatercolors 9 months ago

    Aaaaaaaaaaawwwwweeee! Give me some!!! 🙂 Great dessert – painted real mouthwatering ( are watercolors mouthwater-soluble? LOL! )

  15. Watercolorsfromholland 9 months ago

    Very tasty looking! I agree, its the favorite part of dining! I always lok what do I have as dessert first, so I can adjust the things that come ahead! your desserts are very nice, I think I would order them!! regards Edo

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Edo! 😃 I do the same thing!! LOL I totally ask to see the dessert menu at the beginning and then throttle down my other dinner choices from there. 😊

  16. memadtwo 9 months ago

    You can never go wrong with whipped cream. (K)

  17. Arsty Birdy 9 months ago

    Very nice. That’s an awful lot to paint, you did great!

    • Author

      Thanks so much! 😃💕 Yeah… I realized half way in that this was a little much to paint! 😊LOL Wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to finish it in my little painting time!

  18. thebeautyofdestruction 9 months ago

    Beautiful desserts! My mouth is actually watering looking at them. I have some brown bananas here – I’m thinking about making a simple banana bread, maybe with a bit of chocolate. 🙂

    Thanks for the lovely watercolor!

  19. jpeters6248 9 months ago

    These desserts look so delicious. They remind me of some desserts I really wanted to try at yesterday’s Giants game. My friend and I explored AT&T stadium during the game, checking out the different foods and desserts offered. We were tempted by the Ghirardelli Chocolate Sundaes and the huge bowl of fresh strawberry shortcake, but finally settled on the fresh hand tossed caramel corn. I’ve never had anything like it. So warm and gooey.

    • Author

      Thanks so much! 😃💕 And oh wow… that all sounds delcious… I don’t know how you ended up choosing at all! Lol

  20. Tom Merriman 9 months ago

    These all look lovely, Charlie, but strawberry desserts are my particular faves.

  21. Jacob 9 months ago

    Yay for dessert, of course. And darn, this is too good! I want dessert now; autumn’s hitting, so I reckon some crumble is in order, with cream, perhaps? Hmm! One day.

    Can I write a cookbook, purely so I can pester you to do all the illustrations? 😉

    • Author

      Hehe… thanks Jacob! Definitely cream… even if you can’t bare the iced version. Hmmm… a cookbook sounds awesome! But it would have to include ice cream or I’m not going near that project. Lol

  22. Ellie 9 months ago

    I’m a few days behind on reading blogs, but I just had to comment on this one because the title and the doodlewash immediately brought back a memory from childhood: we went to a restaurant (which was kind of a big deal then) and my mom told me I could order whatever I wanted for dinner, so I ordered strawberry shortcake. You have confirmed that I was indeed correct: dessert is dinner! And I agree wholeheartedly that chocolate desserts just don’t usually seem to live up to the promise.

    Thanks for another fantastic doodlewash!

    • Author

      Thanks, Ellie!! 😃💕 Awwww what a wonderful story!! You were totally right! I completely support your choice! Hehe…sounds like a deliciously perfect dinner!

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