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Monday, February 25, 2013
Mama's In The Kitchen Again
I told you last week that I had been
Baking, Baking, & Baking . . .
in order to make After School Snacks for Hosanna & Friends . . .
as they came over before Play Practice three days in a row.
Well . . .
this week has found me keeping my oven hot, as well.
Thursday . . .
I baked two batches of Pumpkin Donut Holes . . .
for snacks for the cast of The Wizard of Oz . . .
for backstage for the Dress Rehearsal.
Word has it . . . the kids loved them.
Friday . . .
I baked two batches of Caramel Oatmeal Chewies . . .
one batch to sell for Friday Night's Concession Stand . . .
and one batch for Saturday Night's Cast Party after the show.
This was a New Recipe . . .
and My.Oh.My. were they ever YUMMY!
(I had to taste one little sliver of each new recipe,
so I would know if I should ever make it again.)
Saturday . . .
Hosanna and I did some More Baking . . .
for her Cast Party after the show that night.
She started by baking a batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies.
(These were the only thing that started my temptation motor
whirring, so I quickly asked her to banish them from the
kitchen. Whew! I survived the temptation without taking a bite.)
I then tried another New Recipe:
I chose to make Mini Muffins with Mini Chocolate Chips . . .
for the Cast Party, as they are such a nice little Snack Food.
After filling the 24-Muffin Tray, I made 4 large muffins for Papa's Lunch.
(After taking my "one little sliver" of this new recipe, I caved.
I ate the whole mini muffin. It was REALLY good.
I'm glad they were mini muffins. And, I did stop at just one.)
Not knowing if we would have 20 or 30+ kids at the late night Cast Party . . .
and not wanting to run out of food for these hard working teens . . .
I made two more batches of the Pumpkin Donut Holes.
One batch was for Saturday Night's Cast Party,
and one batch for backstage for Sunday's Matinee.
Boy am I glad that I'm on a diet;
if I wasn't, I am sure I would have gained some weight the past two weeks.
I actually think that it is easier to withstand temptation if/when I am baking every day;
because I know that I can just "have some tomorrow" if I really want some.
But, by the next day I am motivated to stay away from the goodies;
because I lost more weight the day before.
Instead of finding joy in eating . . .
as I may or may not have done in the past . . .
I am finding joy in baking yummy things . . .
and serving others through my baking.
I am nearing the 60 Pound Loss mark, in 8 months,
and it is EXCITING!!!
Thanks for ALL of your
Love, Support, Encouragement, and Prayers,
as I have walked my Takin' Care of Mama Journey this year.
More recipes coming soon.
Please let me know if you try some;
I would love your feedback.