The problem with consecutive days of indulging is that when you try to stop, you enter a horrid period of withdrawal. I spent most of December feasting on cookies, chocolates and cheese. And now? Every day without fail by about two in the afternoon I begin hunting around for something - anything sweet to nibble on.
Which explains why last night, when, after dinner, there were no desserts in the house, I began making crepes at around 9:30 pm. Because my sweet was tooth rearing its head.
And why, this afternoon at around 2 pm. I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies.
But you see, it's all about balance.
We went for a long walk with the kids...
Therefore I needed the cookies to replenish the calories I burned marching through the snow in the freezing weather.
I made a healthy bean salad to go with dinner...
I have a feeling I'll be talking more about food on my blog this year. The good stuff - the simple, healthy, home-made, organic, nutritious stuff. And the bad - the sugary, carb-filled, yummy stuff. Because that's the kind of balance I like.
Now where the hell are my running shoes?
Bean salad: chop tomatoes, onion and cilantro and combine with
chick peas, black beans and corn, add olive oil, lime juice and a dash of cumin.
Ciabatta loaves: Add 1.5 cups water, 1.5 tsp salt, 1 tbs, 1tsp sugar,
1 tbsp olive oil, 3.25 cups flour, 1.5 tsp yeast to bread machine.
Make dough, remove to surface, let rise for 15 minutes.
Divide into two ovals. Make indents in dough with floury fingers.
Let sit for 40 minutes. Bake at 425 degrees F for 25 minutes.
(Recipe from 250 Best Canadian Bread Machine Baking Recipes)