If you know much about me, you know I like to bake...and cook...and write...and read good books...and homeschool. But of all those things that I really enjoy doing, there is one that stands out. That one thing would be baking.
When I'm having a really tough day, or it's been a long week, or I just feel like doing something to unwind and not "think" about all the stuff I probably need to be thinking about, well, that's when I like to bake. There is something soothing about the hum of my KitchenAid mixer, something I can't really explain logically. I am simply, instantly relaxed when I bake.
Well, combine my baking habit with several college-age young people and my own family members, and I've found out which of my baked goods are the most delicious. (I don't eat any sweets these days, after my pre-diabetes diagnosis several years ago - so I rely on the taste-tests of others.)
The four most enjoyed desserts I bake are: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread, Whole-Wheat Banana Bread, M&M Sugar Cookies, and Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp. No one ever complains about these tasty treats (except my father-in-law, who hates chocolate and announces it loudly any time he lays eyes on my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread, LOL!)
What do you get when you take my love of baking and add it to my eldest daughter's upcoming college trip to NYC? A way for others to buy my baked goods and help support Alexandra's trip! Yup, I've ventured into the world of selling my desserts...
To see the new venture, click HERE. Maybe I should say, "To support my relaxation therapy habit, visit my website..." However you slice it, I'm excited about trying something new. And hopefully others will benefit as well.
Lord bless you in the coming year!
Day 297 done :)
Jan L. Burt
author of The Homeschooling Mothers Bible Study