Baking being your happy place can be a downfall. Sounds insane, right? I know what you are thinking, “Oh my gosh, your family must eat cookies and treats all of the time! How is that a downfall?” Well yes, they do. However, it’s not all butterflies and cookies. There’s a little issue we like to call “eating your feelings”. Which usually is not an issue for me.
It’s been a stressful week!! Not the worst but not the best, starting a new business is stressful… relationships (both romantic and family) are stressful… being a mom is insanely stressful and you know what else, being sick is stressful (missing the good old days when you were a kid who got sick and can just check out of life and have your mom take care of you). Life is just overall stressful (not exactly what I thought being an adult would be like… I was pretty sure that I was going to be famous).
(For the record, I had planned to write all about the use of butter in cookie recipes but the eating of feelings seemed more appropriate or rather forefront in my mind.)
Here’s the skinny…(or rather not skinny at all but five pounds heavier!! Oops, sorry not sorry.)
Made a batch of cookies for my loved ones, a new recipe I am thinking about adding to our repertoire at Crumb (dark chocolate chips and white chocolate chips and they were pretty darn amazing). During a normal test batch, I would have one bite to taste test and let everyone else have at them but not this time.
The week got to me.
I had two ginormous Crumb cookies and pizza (twice). Also, I may or may not have had four pieces of Ferrero Rocher last night in bed. I regret nothing. What I really wanted to eat was more cookies, tacos, more pizza, chipotle (but with cheese AND sour cream), Mexican food and sub zero ice cream (or Ben and Jerry’s Boston Cream Pie but it is always sold out so don’t even get me started on that). Even as I type this, I want to eat a big bowl of pasta (ooohhh and Chinese food)… I can’t even remember the last time I had pasta to be honest. Safe to say… the stress is real this week! Haha!
But hello?!? Can I have a medal (or food) for not eating all of my feelings? Just ate some of my feelings.
To quote Mean Girls… “I wish we could all get along like we used to in middle school… I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy…”
I just have a lot of feelings and take even business issues personal (in my defense, perfect packaging and shipping is rather personal). I’m a woman *insert eye roll* it’s how we work.
Now, I’m getting a little verklempt… talk amongst yourselves I’ll give you a topic: butter. To start the discussion for next time… who uses butter in their cookies? Who uses shortening? Who uses both? Discuss.