Cooking while "not cooking" Christmas dinner and "avoiding" snacking!
Sunday, December 23, 2018
I thought I could avoid it all but apparently not.
It was "expected" I'd make bread. No problem, it's my specialty.
I had been "requested" to bring cinnamon, pecan/maple sticky buns to DD2 and SIL2. Then I found out GS2 was awaiting my baking skills as well! They'll be made Christmas eve.
I offered to make lasagna for DD2's Christmas dinner. It took two days of creating marinara sauce from my frozen home grown tomatoes, then building the monster to freeze.
Simply cook on Christmas Day while I'm baking the bread....Oven's on all morning.
Not on my list anymore, yesterday DD1 called to say they'd be driving by checking out Christmas lights and would stop in. DH said, how about cookies? I made two kinds. As I was finishing, DD1 called to say stomach bug now hit SIL1. Could I go to the store for her (for the 3rd time in 2 weeks)?
I managed to make the lasagna, eating 3 slices of provolone as my lunch.
Cookies, well, er, I tasted several to make sure they cooked right. Good thing is I don't eat them once they are done and put away. Whew.
I was too busy to rummage through cabinets or the refrigerator for bites to eat the past few days!