Did everyone check out today's phenomenal Food section on cookies?
I've been open about my love of all sweets baked, so I won't go on and on about that. Even if you're watching your weight better than I am, you should still check out the cookie issue. I think baking can be a great de-stressor and I recommend it to any of you feeling the pressure of holiday chores.
For starters, there is no decision-making involved (once you select a recipe). Unlike other cooking methods, baking requires you to follow the recipe exactly--there is no deviation on the ratio of flour to butter to sugar.
When the cookies or cake or pie comes out of the oven I feel a sense of accomplishment. That's a good feeling when I'm usually mired in guilt and unhappiness over my procrastination problems.
And then the big payoff--relaxing in my favorite chair with the newspaper and eating my homemade baked goods. Who cares about wrapping then?
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Posted by: | December 13, 2006 03:10 PM