Monday, January 4, 2010

Hey Good Lookin' Whatcha Got Cookin'?

Thought I'd catch all the friends and fam up on some holiday activities. I am fully aware that the holidays are, in fact, over but in my usual time managed challenged self way, I haven't actually shared much. So today, we will discuss holiday baking.

I think we have previously established that my love of baking and consuming said baked products has led to a very unhollywood like figure. I just can't seem to resist and while I haven't seemed to pass that love of all things baked on to Boys 1 or 2, I am working hard to convert the youngest of the clan. As you can see, they are quite helpful.

In case you can't tell from these pictures, Tigercub has learned "cheese" and is actually quite accomplished at it. When the lens opens, the grin starts!

As you can see, I am training him well in the consumption of Christmas confections. If you happened to have partaken of those not worry. He had his own stash, own knife own baby slobber was added to public cookies!
And finally, we have the before and after. It may not look like much, but about half way into that pile, everyone is tired of frosting and the silliness begins. Because we are a family friendly blog, I chose not to share the anatomically correct gingerbread men designed by Tigerfan, but you are also missing out on the breast cancer awareness cookie he designed and placed near them! I am pretty sure we will not get our cookies on the cover of a magazine or anything...but Santa has never turned them down!

This week, I am trying to rid myself of holiday sweets and start working off the effects of calorie overload. I started off great. Exercised this morning, watched my calories and even kept track of them online. I have a week's menu planned full of hopefully delicious recipes from my new "Cook Yourself Thin" cookbook and I was very good at the grocerry store and stuck to my list even avoiding my true love, the Oops we baked to much rack! That is until about 9:00 when the effects of getting back into a routine hit and I decided to reward myself with a Twix and a Diet much for exercise. However, on the bright side, that is one less caloric treat to lure me away from low calorie success. Oh well, there is always tomorrow! Unfortunately there is also still a Snickers bar and a muffin Tigerfan put in my stocking...I mean, it would be rude to let them go to waste, right?


Anonymous said...

I just love that cheesy grin on Tigercub's face! So cute! We too had many, many cookies to consume over the system is on sugar deprivation shock!!! It's so hard isn't it? But when you have little ones to help make those cookies it makes it even more fun and then worth paying for in the end! Looks like some great memories were made!

Growin' with it! said...

that grin is hilarious! i have picture after picture of the same sorta pose w/ my boys. it's like "cheese" stuck in the moment.

love your new header...what a fabulous family picture!

Spesamor Academy said...

I don't know what you are talking about! Everyone knows Snickers bars have NO calories!
I love your new blog look.
And Happy New Year!
Oh, and I want to see pics of your centers. How can I steal your ideas if you don't give me a peek?

Lea said...

What a fun time! Looks like you made some "sweet" memories! The pictures were just precious! Always enjoy your blog!

Dawn @ P.S.He loves you.. said...

cute and yummy!