Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It's getting hot in here....

... from all my baking this summer! Tonight was another night of baking. All this baking isn't going to be good for my weight loss venture, but it's good for my sanity. I'm just stressed a little and worried a lot lately. So, I guess the weight loss/exercise thing has taken a back seat for the past 2 weeks or so. I'm exhausted because I didn't sleep well last night. So, instead of going to the gym I stayed home tonight, played a little Wii Fit, watched the first episode of More to Love (which is so far very intriguing), and did some more baking.

Tonight was another first.... my first attempt at making homemade biscotti. It was a much longer process than I thought it would be. I had no idea that biscotti are twice-baked type of cookie. Still, I feel accomplished with all my "fancy" treats lately. And the people at work are loving me right now because I'm bringing in the treats so they can eat them all, instead of me eating them all.


Behold, the chocolate biscotti:



At least now I've got a basic foundation down for the biscotti and scone making. Now, I can start to experiment with flavors and ingredients. Ah, baking (when it's for myself and just for fun, not when I'm being paid to) soothes me.

3 comments:

Hugbear said...

I totally agree with your sentence about baking for fun and not because we are paid to. I feel more stress if I am being paid to bake for someone.

Amanda said...

good thing you have people to give the treats to. I send my baking with my husband for his work. I like baking but I have NO self control

jessi said...

baking makes me sooo happy! thanks for following my blog!