After 13 hours in the kitchen, I wrapped up my holiday bakeorama at 10:00 p.m. last night. I made 4-dozen fudge brownies, 6-dozen lemon ciambelle and 3-dozen pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Considering the amount I made, I’m actually proud I only ate 3 brownies and ¼ of a broken ciambelle.
Not too shabby. The left overs – about 7 brownies and 3 ciambelle – went into the trash. Yeah, that’s right. The trash!
The old me would have scarfed them down without hesitation. I wanted to believe I don’t do that anymore…but the temptation…so great. My husband, sensing my weakness, tossed them out.
I love that man!
Next year, I need to work on finding recipes for healthy treats to avoid temptations.
I did breakdown and send my husband out to get me a Five Guys burger — the best burger in the universe.
In my defense, cooking dinner was not an option in my tiny hovel of a kitchen. Yes, I should have ordered a salad. But cravings for Five Guys only comes around twice a year and I find it is best to feed the beast.
No fries (although they are killer too). Just the burger.
Today I’m doing my penance — 90 minutes of cycling and 60 minutes of yoga.
- Keeping The Weight Off By Avoiding Holiday TLC (dottotrot.com)