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Apple Crumble

(41 Posts)
AbiElizabeth Mon 13-May-13 14:52:40

So I am and have been craving apple crumble for the last week. It's got to the point where I cried because people on come dine with me were eating it. I just made some and ended up dropping the dish on the floor where it smashed and burned my legs with hot apple.

I was so excited for that crumble I have spent the last 20 minutes alternating between swearing loudly at the bowl and it's selfishness and then crying...Pregnancy is a strange thing... hmm

Anyone else found themselves in a similar situation?

RJM17 Mon 13-May-13 15:29:07

Ah I'm so sorry u didn't get ur crumble.
I have been an emotional wreck for past few weeks to the point were I cried because we didn't have any milk!! Milk has been my only real craving! So ur not alone x

AbiElizabeth Mon 13-May-13 15:33:12

haha i'm glad it's not just me! ugh I can't stand milk at the moment, even thinking about it makes me feel queasy which is odd because I used to love the stuff!

MisselthwaiteManor Mon 13-May-13 16:26:31

Oh I feel for you!

I had a similar issue last week, I'd been craving caramel shortbread for AGES, it was supposed to come in my shopping delivery and I could hardly sleep with excitement. They went and substituted it for bloody flapjacks. I cried while unpacking and I cried every time I opened the cupboard and saw the flapjacks.

lljkk Mon 13-May-13 16:29:47

I went lactose intolerant in all my pregnancies. Weird.

BraveLilBear Mon 13-May-13 16:33:25

Abi I had an apple crumble craving that lasted about a month in the early part of the second trimester. One day we went for a pub lunch, partly because I knew they did a really good crumble. I actually nearly cried when they told me they'd sold out blush

The next day I went to three shops on the way home from work in order to find some and was soooo happy when I got to tuck in.

I 100% feel your pain! <Hope leg isn't too badly damaged>

Bunnylion Mon 13-May-13 16:36:00

When I had morning sickness I could hardly stomach anything. I woke up thinking about my favourite Subway sandwich. For 2 hours I lay in bed imagining eating it. My DH came in to see how I was feeling, I told him about how I would love a Subway and how happy I was that i can actually imagine eating something without throwing up. He said he'd go out and get me one.

An hour later he called me downstairs, he'd set the dining room out nicely with a drink, flowers and pretty place mat - and on the table was a HOMEMADE Subway substitute sandwich. He thought I'd appreciate the effort. I just sobbed like a spoilt child.

AbiElizabeth Mon 13-May-13 16:39:28

I just went to three shops to try and get some and none of them had any, rang my OH in tears and he's promised to get me some from the supermarket on the way home. If he doesn't get me any i'm not sure i'll be able to take the emotional strain haha!

oh hoppus that well and truly sucks. I brought some caramel shortbread the other day and it made me feel horribly sick. Brought a pack of like 6 of them because they looked nice. Regretting it now haha!

Heavywheezing Mon 13-May-13 16:42:42

lljkk I became dairy intolerant when I was pregnant too.

It was from being sick a lot. I had to drink that lactose milk.

mindalina Mon 13-May-13 16:42:50

Ooh how funny I was obsessed with apple crumble while I was pregnant. DP would cook a big family sized one and then watch in horror as I inhaled the lot. Probably best not to think about the time he brought home an apple pie because 'they're pretty much the same anyway' shock

RJM17 Mon 13-May-13 16:47:26

Ah I don't think I could survive without my milk at the minute but never drank it before I was pregnant! It's strange the way things change. I used to eat curry all the time now even the smell makes me want to be sick x

fruitypie Mon 13-May-13 17:55:16

This has made me giggle...throughout my second trimester i also had an obsession with apple crumble with custard. Remember having a full blown tantrum at 1am on a wednesday because i 'needed' it and dh refused to drive me to 24hr tesco to get some (i havent yet passed my test)......needless to say i got my own way!!!

Teaandflapjacks Mon 13-May-13 18:00:27

fruitypie that really made me laugh! I had a similar panic about fruit pastilles - sounds harmless but I had a supply in Germany squirrelled away and gobbled them all up and ran out - where I live you cant get them anywhere, not in the special english shop or anything. Took me a week to get over it and find a substitute german brand (which were not a patch on them - sigh). I moved onto wine gums, but it isn't the same. Hope you get your crumble!

iclaudius Mon 13-May-13 18:00:39

Dp was sent out late one night - the only shop open was morrisons local. No apple crumble ...

But

Morrisons 'the best' apple pie is the mutts- nice and bitter with the crumble at short rust pastry and lots of real apple . Try it . Spend your third trimester sending dp out late. For three!

AbiElizabeth Mon 13-May-13 18:33:49

He came home from work with a bag of apples! Apparently he wasn't listening earlier and thought I wanted just apples. Needles to say I threw one at his head and he is now gone back out in the rain to get the crumble. He protested because we dont have a car and he just walked the 2 miles home from work, so I threatened to break his beloved xbox. He was soon out the door!

fruitypie I think i am at the the full blown tantrum stage. Whilst throwing the apple at his head I screamed that he had no idea what I was going through and this was all his fault. I'm normally so mild mannered and very little angers me, but this apple crumble is tipping me over the edge hmm

Tinyflutterby Mon 13-May-13 22:04:09

Thanks, these posts made me laugh! I ordered premium triple choc chip cookies on our online shop and couldn't stop thinking about them and when the shopping arrived they had substituted them for just the bog standard normal choc chip ones, plus they were a bit stale. Needless to say DH had to go to the supermarket to buy me some 'proper' cookies. Ate so many of them almost made myself sick. Plus DH keeps using my indigestion medicine (and drinking it from the bottle - yuk) so I've hidden a spare bottle that he doesn't know about.

Can't stop thinking about food and am eating avocados and mayo with EVERYTHING. Was delighted to go out for dinner last night and discover that avocado on a hand made chicken burger was actually listed on the menu, so I didn't look weird ordering it.

HeffalumpTheFlump Tue 14-May-13 11:17:53

Ugh I swear the supermarkets hate me, whenever I have a craving for a particular flavour of something they always have all the other flavours but not the one i want!! Trying to hold back the tears in a supermarket while DH rubs my back and tells me it's ok is kind of embarrassing :/ bless him he's been so good and if I ever send him out for something I'm craving he writes it down so he gets just the right thing :D lots of brownie points for DH!!

Frenelder Tue 14-May-13 12:49:06

I had my first food tantrum this week end....really NEEDED a roast chicken dinner. My mum & I take turns to make a big family roast most week-ends usually about 10 of us. it was my turn but my mum kindly offered to do it as I'm really tired I thanked her but made it clear it must be chicken or I'd stay at home & have my own...Sunday came & there was chicken & ham as there was only 1 small free range chicken left at the supermarket & by the time we'd served everyone there wasn't enough chicken for me to have a full portion & the meat was cold as she'd cooked it earlier that day...well my week end was ruined my eyes filled up at the table & I sulked & had a strop for the full meal...luckily nobody suggested I just have ham...feeling very embarrassed by my behaviour but I needed a chicken dinner....I'm cooking only for me & DH this Sunday & going to have a lovely chicken dinner....unless I feel too sick to eat & then ill go back to sulking...I have turned into a monster but I have no control over my actions anymore. Glad I'm not alone!
Smiled while reading all your other posts gave me some reassurance :-)

Queazy Tue 14-May-13 20:48:37

Oh god that would have made me sob my heart out hmm I sulked today as my husband promised to make dinner for once and it was a really dry pasta dish, and no dessert. I was a bit childish, but I'm obsessed with food at the moment. I've been craving coleslaw - we ran out and I was SO gutted x

Jojobump1986 Tue 14-May-13 21:30:26

A few days ago I cried because I used the last of the baking powder. I needed a tiny bit more & bicarb did the job but I was so upset that we'd run out of bp! I would've sent DH out for some but he'd only just got back from getting the eggs I'd forgotten! It took all my self control to keep cooking & not throw the whole lot on the floor & insist on takeaway!

Yesterday I couldn't eat my dinner because it wasn't an orange lolly. Thankfully that's a regular craving for me at the moment so we had plenty in the freezer. Not exactly a balanced diet though! hmm

Pregnancy is ridiculous!

lexib Wed 15-May-13 19:22:59

Just for the cuteness - saw this thread a couple of nights ago and really fancied apple crumble... And last night hubby made surprise home made crumble! Nothing mountains of apples in there, but boy was it's good grin

BumpAndGrind Wed 15-May-13 20:00:25

Aww, love this thread. I'm 8 weeks and can only stomach Sunday Roast (Gammon!).

I drove to the Toby Carvery at half 9 last night. I NEEDED a dinner!

They do takeaway now...this is bad news, I will be skint.

purrpurr Thu 16-May-13 03:27:51

Cor this thread has cheered me up a treat! I think I could only really enjoy chickpea curry and cheese sandwiches for the first 20 weeks of my pregnancy. Once I got past that I could eat pretty much anything, although then the heartburn and acid indigestion really ramped up if I dared to eat anything remotely like chocolate... And since 37 weeks I've had a real physical urge to eat furniture polish, it makes my mouth water. That and whatever the garage used to clean the interior of my second hand car before I bought it, whenever I get into it I drool. I'm this close to licking the dashboard...

Yonionekanobe Thu 16-May-13 08:27:35

Oh no! I just saw the thread title and now in desperate for apple crumble sad

Tinyflutterby Thu 16-May-13 14:48:27

I had a Greggs ham and cheese hot baguette yesterday and have not been able to stop thinking about it since. I even went to the supermarket this morning and bought bumper packs of baguettes, cheese and ham as I figured it would be cheaper to make my own! Am just hoping it tastes as good.

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Thu 16-May-13 14:56:22

Thank god this is about food.

I feared it was another 'unique' baby name thread ;)

Kafri Thu 16-May-13 21:16:41

I had a few weeks of craving full fat coke - but only macdonalds full fat coke (for some reason macs tastes different to a sealed can/bottle)
anyway - sent dh to get me some one evening and he came back with diet so the princess that pregnancy made me I sent him all rhe way back to swap it.

disclaimer: I did apologise once my craving passed and thankfully it didn't last too long grin

AbiElizabeth Fri 17-May-13 13:52:06

Oh pregnancy makes us into funny people doesn't it? We went shopping the other day and I finally got my apple crumble! I saw it in the freezer section and OH said I could have it. I grabbed it out the freezer and hugged it whilst weeping with happiness. I got some funny looks though standing cradling an apple crumble crying my eyes out!

I have now moved on from the crumble craving onto fishcakes and beans. I have eaten it for every lunch and dinner for 4 days I can't get enough of it!

Kafri Fri 17-May-13 14:39:42

the cravings surprised me to be honest. I was prepared for craving something weird and wonderful for the whole 9 months not sure where i actually got that idea from

in reality, i craved macs coke for a couple of weeks, at one point i couldn't get enough cheese, had a few weeks on chicken nuggets - would literally just cook in my house, putting something in the oven is cooking chicken nuggets on their own for meals, though I did provide DH with other forms of sustenance. Think that was about it, the rest of the time i was relatively 'normal' (for me)

Steffanoid Fri 17-May-13 14:56:38

I've not been too bad I dont think, did send oh out for cocktail sausages a few weeks ago and told him not to come back with empty hands, and I made him drive me to the shop and buy me a basket of cake, literally full to the brim! the only times I've cried is when we were at the supermarket near lunch time and I was hungry but didn't know what I wanted, oh suggested just about every food under the sun but I didn't want any of it, literally bawled my eyes out cause I was dead hungry, took about 20 minutes to figure something that I wanted to eat, oh just kinda stood and looked at me like hmm

AbiElizabeth Fri 17-May-13 17:49:24

steff i have cried at not knowing what I want too. My OH just laughed at me the meanie!

oooh kafri now you mention it I do fancy some chicken nuggets...might be a phonecall to the OH to get me some grin

Ilovestackingcups Fri 17-May-13 21:12:10

I'm actually quite gutted not to be having strong cravings this time round. Last time, it was summer fruit. I used to walk through Sainsbury's on the way into work each morning and clean them out of peaches, nectarines, strawberries, the lot.

This time, aside from a couple of days where it was lime pickle with yoghurt or bust, I feel I've completely missed out on that whole hormonal-surge-me-and-my-belly-against-the-world utter desire to consume thing, and I am a bit sad about that. I even worry that my baby will be all, like, 'meh' about food. DC1 would kill her own mother for adores summer fruit.

lolalotta Fri 17-May-13 21:31:51

I had a rhubarb crumble last night, was soooo good. I would have cried too if I had dropped it!

Aoifebelle Fri 17-May-13 21:32:44

This thread has been making me chuckle. I read some of it to my oh to prepare him. I am just at the end of the 1st trimester. Let the cray begin

Ooooooo apple crumble... I'm drinking gallons of apple juice at the moment but that sounds amazing.

<wonders if I can send DH out for some after I made him get a Chinese takeaway earlier>

AbiElizabeth Sat 18-May-13 12:45:03

nomore do it! it will be worth it.

I'm pretty glad I created this thread now, it's providing me with lots of entertainment :D

AbiElizabeth Sat 18-May-13 12:50:16

aoifebelle Good luck to your OH! mine is convinced i'm making things up just to annoy him now haha! I wanted a burger with cheese for dinner last night. Not a cheese burger. A burger, with a piece of cheese on the plate next to it. He made me a cheese burger and I burst into tears and told him he was the worst partner ever because he had ruined my day and then I went and sulked in bed.

Aoifebelle Sat 18-May-13 13:33:29

That is the best example of pregnant crazy I have ever come across.

AbiElizabeth Sat 18-May-13 13:34:48

I have had some brilliant moments of pregnancy crazy recently. grin

I just came up with an excuse to go to the supermarket and bought apple turnovers (for lunch - nothing else required) and apple crumble and custard for later. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm at that stage where only the exact thing I'm craving will do and everything else makes me heave.

Off to a barbecue later and the smell of cooking meat is going to be awful.

AbiElizabeth Sat 18-May-13 14:37:00

Oh if any of you guys want to have a read of my blog about my pregnancy and the crazy things it makes me do to keep yourself entertained then click away :D

lemoncurdandyorkshirepuddings.blogspot.co.uk/

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