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The Girl Who Likes to Bake

Friday, May 24, 2013

Baking is something that I enjoy. I enjoy every aspect of the process-planning, looking at recipes, deciding who it is for and all of the licks and tastes that go along with it. Baking is one of the things that has changed dramatically for me since beginning this healthy journey. I do not bake very often now, because I am finally convinced that baking is actually more for me than anyone else and I ALWAYS eat way too much of what I bake. Now there is absolutely nothing wrong with eating baked goods IF you can control your (my) portion sizes. I have found the smartest solution for me is just not to bake anymore. However, I was raised in the south, and one of the ways we show love, concern, gratitude, sympathy, consolation, joy, etc... is by baking. So, imagine my dilemma when I decided it was time to say thank you to my physical therapists and all those who assist in this group. I began to play around with some different ideas of what to bake and then it came to me. So, I went and bought the prettiest, largest basket I could find. I went and bought some shredded paper to put in the bottom and then I purchased: 12 apples, 3 pounds of strawberries, and 4 pounds of green grapes-washed it all and creatively arranged it in the basket. Wow, did that basket of fruit look amazing. My only regret: I did not take a photo to show you. Everyone "oohed" and "aahed" over the beautiful sight and many said how much they enjoyed the yummy fruit. So, I learned a great lesson today and one that I think will stick with me. Beautiful, delicious fruit is a happy gift to give and a welcome one to receive. (And i do not have to decide if I am gong to eat any leftover baked goods!)
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    beautiful idea
    1470 days ago
    That sounds wonderful and thoughtful for you and to you. My mouth is watering. I need fruit. emoticon emoticon
    1605 days ago
  • DOODIE59
    That IS a wonderful gift -- one we'd all appreciate receiving:) Good job on learning a new solution that serves everyone well:)
    1668 days ago
    What an awesome idea and with SOOO many people now working on getting healthy and so many worried about weight - more and more often, not only the adults around me are dieting, exercising, etc. but even the kids are being put on restricted portion sizes, no seconds, and calorie restrictions. I too have always thought of baked goods as such a lovely gift (FROM AND TO ME) - in recent times, I have found myself throwing stuff away, giving it further away, and/or feeling bad about eating OR not eating them.
    1668 days ago
    Awesome! A fruit basket is a really nice gift, I agree.
    1668 days ago
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