The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, right? Okay, here it goes:
I'm obsessed with baking and cooking.
|Banana Cake with Mocha Frosting, and the most beautiful icing job you've ever seen.|
|Summer enjoying the Mocha Frosting: the cake was a little neglected|
|Caramel Ice Cream with Mocha Frosting--tastier than it looks!|
Speaking of dreams, did I mention I dream about food too? I don't remember the dreams now, and even if I did I probably wouldn't blog about them because sharing the details of a girl's food dreams? If I saw someone else do that I'd probably think that person was a wee bit pathetic. Unless the dreams involved flying flower cupcakes or something, but I'm pretty sure mine are just "Dang, that spaghetti looks GOOD!"
|Summer documenting her ice-cream-making activities.|
|This kid may or may not have snuck bits of all the desserts. He admits nothing.|
So far I've made butternut squash bisque and spinach and white bean pot pie, both of which were big hits and I wish I'd made a triple batch, but hey, at least I'm not throwing away trays of food. I also made gnocchi, which didn't turn out so great because inconvenient stuff like giving my kids naps and administering medicine prevented me from making the gnocchi right when the potatoes came out of the oven. But my taste buds aren't so discriminating so they'll get eaten.
|Gnocchi. I took a picture and blogged about it; ergo, it actually happened.|
So right now my big challenge is to stop thinking about the ingredients I have for Vanilla Ice Cream and Orange Pound Cake and Cheesecake Brownies, and start working on my new year's resolutions (of which I have many, and no, I don't consider myself a failure just because it's already January 16th and I haven't even started to do several of them). Or, if the new year's resolutions thing doesn't work out, at least I'll start working on freezer meals. Seriously, guys, wish me luck, or I won't be able to fit into my clothes anymore.