Thursday, August 9, 2007

Rain, Whats that?

Well it's finally been raining here. For the last couple days, we've had a few good showers, which was much much needed...the hayfield I call my grass is finally beginning to look a little more like grass again, and I believe my lawn company actually had to cut it this week....amazing. Currently it's raining. It's only 70 outside, but due to the humidity it feels all sticky a stuff...yuck.

Food wise this week, I've done pretty well. I've been a tad munchy, but with TOM coming, thats really not a surprise. My weight is up, but still well within my range, but I know this is because of water weight and not a true gain, so I'm cool. Tomorrow I do expect the scale to be up 1 to 2 lbs, which is totally normal.

Tonight I am going to do some baking again. I think my mom uses company coming up north as a way to make me bake for her, haha. She requested that I make Snickerdoodles to bring up north for her to put out, which is fine with me. So I have a batch of those to bake tonight. After baking them, I will be avoiding them like the plague, as they are a favorite of mine, none of them will make it up north if I get started on them....and I will be weighing in like 8lbs heavier next week. I'm also going to make my mom a coconut cream pie. They are her favorite and I've never tried to make one for her, but I'm gonna give it a whirl tonight. Luckily Coconut Cream Pie doesn't appeal to me, so I can bake as many as I want!

But after all that baking, I'm heading up north in the morning again. Its suppose to be a gorgeous weekend and I'm totally looking forward to it. I'm making my family dinner on Friday night up there to avoid them wanting to take me to a buffet again. I'm making them Stuffed Pepper Soup...yum!

Any of the cooks around here, have you ever subscribed to Cooks Illustrated? Used their website? Did you like it? I'm a subscriber to Taste of Home's Simple and Delicious, and I love it, and I'm always looking for new cooking magazines to subscribe to, so I was wondering if anyone used CI, or had any other favorites they used!

Anyways, that is it for today, Weigh In will be posted tomorrow. I hope everyone is having a healthy and happy day!


CaRoLyN said...

I definitely need to cook more. I find myself getting into a rut where I cook the same things over and over again. Funny thing is..I LOVE watching cooking shows. Ever see Everyday Italian on the food absolute favorite!
I swear I can picutre you with your own cooking are alwasy baking and making new recipes!!

Lyn said...

You have such a great attitude to fluid at TOM. It never ceases to amaze me how stressed I get over fluid bring the numbers up yet every time it comes off again. Ya'd think I'd learn??

Kathy said...

My favorite is "Cooking Light"...I have so many yellow sticky notes hanging out from all the pages after I mark all the things I have to try that it looks like a heavily used Yellow Pages. They are really good about giving you the nutritional values on all the recipes, too.

Cory said...

I would cook more if I actually had much of a kitchen. I can't do much in the cubbyhole I have.
However, I do get Cooks Illustrated and really like it. They usually put some cool recipes in, but I really like the tips and tricks stuff they do. I think that's it's best feature!
I also enjoy Cooking for Two.

WeightBGone said...

Coconut Cream Pie is my fav I agree with your Mom on that choice. You are just busy baking!

I admire you for treating others by baking their favorites but not indulging yourself. Not always an easy thing to do. Kudos to you!

Have lots of fun this weekend!

KL said...

I'm doing a little rain dance. Please send some to Atlanta -- it's been over 100 for a week.

noelle said...

I LOVE snickerdoodles! We made some last week and they were so hard for me to stay out of. Luckily with 6 kids and a few strays around, cookies never last long around my house.

Great job at staying OP with this maintenace thing. You inspire me!