Friday, June 08, 2012
People who love to cook approach cooking in much the same way as othes approac a favorite hobby. If they have extra time on their hands, you will probably find them in the kitchen, stirring up a batch of brownies, muffins or cookies. And there's nothing wrong with that. But what happens if you are trying for one of those "healthy lifestyles?" Surely a whole batch of cookies would make a dent in your best intentions!
So why not freeze some, in little packages of 6 cookies. They have special little zippered bags that are freezer proof. You could send a package home with a friend when they stop by. Or at least save them until they can be worked into your food plan. There is always someone who would be happy to have a few cookies.
When I retired, I decided NOT to move to a community of 55+ -- all because then I would be surrounded by older people. Yes, they have lots of planned activities, but if you're under 16, the longest you can stay is 2 weeks. It's called "Visiting Grandparents." So when I moved away from my beloved Sedona, I found a home I loved in a regular little community with all ages of people surrounding me. It wasn't long before the neighborhood kids knew me; as I regularly offered them a little plate of cookies as my "hobby" got to me. They loved it, and I didn't have to worry about pigging out on an all-time favorite COOKIES! Worked out well all the way around.
And it doesn't have to be just sweets, it could be bread -- it could be an entire meal. Take, for example, that pork chops covered with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, some type of good veggies and perhaps even dessert is your favorite meal. It doesn't run exactly to low cal. So when you plan on making that one, invite friends over to share with you. They will be sooooo appreciative, and YOU won't have leftovers, thereby saving you untold calories.
It's good to share!
Hey! See my little honey bee?