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11/24/12 10:06 A

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I have been known to have participated in more than my fair share of emotional eating, but with all the changes I have made in the last 6 months on Sparks people, I no longer emotional eat. BUT I have realized another trend is happening. I am stress cooking. I have been stressed out, beyond what I consider comfortable at all for a while now... and in the past 4 days I have cooked a turkey, just to have left overs, all is frozen in proper size portions and the bones are in the freezer for a soup in a few days (thanksgiving was not at a place where I would leave with left overs).
Wednesday evening I baked scones. I have never made scones before. I took them to my sister for her birthday (which was on Thanksgiving day). The day before that I made a 6 serving chicken and brocoli casserole- minus one serving, the rest is tucked away in the freezer for easy access when I want that for a meal.
This morning I couldn't sleep so I loaded up my crock pot with the makings of a great chili... it's more than a half a gallon of chili... UGH. I have to get rid of this stress so that I can stop cooking so much food everyday. It's all in individual servings. But I have enough food cooked ahead of time to last me (when the chili is done) 3 weeks.
I also have some meat that is frozen in the freezer, I have blanched most of my fresh fruit so that it lasts a bit longer and can be frozen. I have made some humus for carrot and celery dip.
a new habit, haven't decided if it is bad or not... I figure as long as it's healthy and I am aware of serving sizes I will be alright, but will perhaps have much less stressful Christmas preweek as I won't have to cook at all by then, or for the week afterwards, and after that... LOL

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