What’s for dessert? During the day, except for fruit, dessert is probably the thing you skip. But when you are making a special meal for friends or family, dessert is the good part ~ the smile of relief in the seriousness of life! The dessert should be the final perfect touch to a good meal, and my main course always determines what I serve. If I have served a light dinner, I usually prepare a rich dessert to follow, and with a heavier main course, my dessert is always light.