Turns out I have a difficult time sticking to things unless I have some sort of accountability. I don’t diet unless I have a friend to check in with and report my weight loss or gain….in actual numbers. I don’t always walk as much as I should unless I have a partner to motivate me. You get the idea.
I blew off resolutions this year because really, who keeps them anyway and my main resolution is simply to make it to next year. I think that’s a pretty good one.
But today I decided there’s something I need to do, so I want to make myself accountable to all of you. I ordered a beautiful new KitchenAid mixer over the weekend and I’m vowing to use it. A lot.
I bake anyway so it’s not a big deal but what I’m going to try to make myself do, is use it for something other than cakes, cookies and other sweet things.
I want to bake more breads, rolls and other non-sugary goodies for after school snacks, breakfast and to put in the girls’ lunches
SG is a saint in the mornings and always makes them breakfast and gets their school lunches packed. He’s up at the butt crack of dawn and well, let’s just say I move a little slower. Mostly because I’m up several times a night sick but that’s kind of beside the point.
I’m little more than decorative in the mornings. Although decorative is probably stretching it a lot given the state of my face and hair.
I’d like to make SG’s mornings easier. He waits on me hand and foot after surgeries and just really any time I’m not up for much which is more often than I’d like to admit. He brings me my favorite biscotti when he goes to the store or picks me up a coffee on his way back from getting bagels on Saturday mornings.
I owe him.
If he has lots to choose from for lunches and easy breakfast ideas, it should make his day easier from the beginning. He deserves that.
So…that said. I’m going to need to set up a day during the week to post a picture and/or recipe from something I made during the week. Probably has to be a picture because otherwise I’ll just make shit up.
But what do I call it? New Mixer Monday? Foodie Friday? Help me out here will ya?
I need names and I need all of you to call me on it if I don’t get my post done.
Of course this won’t start until my mixer gets here. I have a chocolate cake in the oven right now so I guess the non-sweet stuff will wait a little bit longer.
It’ll be a double blessing because I also need pictures for the cookbook I’ve been working on forever for the girls. I’m trying to put together all their favorites into one place. Ideally with pictures of them making it or eating it but also I just want to put a picture with each recipe so if I’m not here to help they can have a little bit of a guide to do it without me.
You know, when they’re off at college and I’ve turned my phone off. No, not because I’m dead. You people are morbid.