What might get me to start baking, for real

Last night, one of my dear friends came to visit from out of town.  The menu: I made broccoli cheese soup and a potato cheese souffle.  (Some ingredients local & organic, the rest I had to take what the grocery store had this week.)  Let’s just say, my food Karma must have suffered because the soup was not quite the right consistency– maybe too much homemade chicken stock, and the souffle was just ok and no one asked for seconds.

 The bad Karma continues: It’s been harder to stand on my legs for long periods of time for cooking thanks to the gynormous belly which makes my back hurt, so I thought I’d take a short cut for dessert.  I have been craving pillsbury cinnamon rolls — warm, sweet and gooey, but it’s so processed I couldn’t make myself buy them.  I spotted a box of 4 cinnamon rolls in the super-market bakery section.  They were from a bakery in Sacramento — w/in 100 or 150 miles from here.  They were not good.  Guest didn’t finish hers.  I thought I’d eat the last remaining roll for breakfast with my tea — it was like a punishment.

What a bad experience.  There were no ooos and ahhs.  No proudly showcasing what comes out of the oven. No cleaning the plate.  This just might make me get into baking to get the stank taste out of my mouth. (That or googling the closest Cinnabon.)

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2 Comments

  1. Gretchen said,

    November 21, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    I’m so glad you’re blogging – another way to keep up with you and your latest projects! I so wanted to do the Dark Days Challenge but I have no really “local” store to buy things – does Food Lion carry local stuff, no, and the market ends at Thanksgiving. I need to plant a garden and plan much better next year. Anyway, so excited to see you here in blogger world! Fingers crossed that your cooking mo-jo come back soon!

  2. almostima said,

    November 21, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Yay! You are my first real person comment! 🙂
    One thing I started doing about a year ago (and need to re-start) is growing my own sprouts. Sure, it’s a little thing, but it’s super easy, you can do it in doors, and as far as growing things are concerned, it’s instant gratification. I think I’ll do a post on the process. Woo hoo!


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