There’s a weird phenomenon going on in my household as of late. And it’s called…baking. By me, no less. And weirder yet? I WANT to do it! Anyone who knows me KNOWS I don’t like to bake. I try to avoid it. Why? Because I’ve never been very good it. I’ve been known to get stressed over baking a batch of cookies. I’d come to terms with the fact that I’m just not THAT kind of “Betty Crocker” mother.
I’ve never understood the people who spend a day baking…just because they enjoy it. If I have to full-fill a mommy duty imposed on me by some group that I’ve joined with my kids I make what I have to make. And that’s it! No extras. If three dozen squares are required it’s three dozen that I deliver. And sometimes I – gasp – just buy them.
But it seems like that’s changing. For the last week or so, I’ve had this yearning to spend time in my kitchen mixing stuff up and putting it in the oven. I’ve actually said the words, “I feel like baking something.” Crazy!
But this new found joy of baking comes at a most inopportune time. I’m back on WW, and trying my best to be healthy and make better food choices. Which doesn’t seem to make sense while baking cookies. So, now I’m on the search for low-point recipes. Yesterday, I made small chocolate chip cookies that are a point each and cranberry muffins for two points each. I also made some regular cookies for the kids. Today I’m making low point raspberry muffins. And last week, I made some banana muffins – again low-point. Not the fanciest of recipes, I know, but for me these are a considerable step up.
In WW news, I’m doing pretty well. I feel motivated and in control of my eating. This week I was down 3 pounds. I was very happy to see that number but I’m trying to keep it in perspective realizing that IS just a number. I don’t want to be too focused on it. I’m feeling good and that’s the important part.
The kids and I watched the Presidential Inauguration this morning. I found it very moving and I’m not even American. What an exciting time. I hope that President Obama can full fill everyone’s hopes.
That’s all I’ve got for now. I’ve off to eat curry for supper. Yumm. 🙂