I used to love to bake.
I baked pies, sweet bread, whole wheat bread, and cookies.
I even baked my own wedding cake!
The reason I don’t bake anymore is quite simple: I eat ALL of it. Hubs maybe gets one cookie. Or, HE eats all of it and it’s not good for him to live on cookies!
I bake about once a year now.
But I as I am looking for something to do on cold days, I decided to make banana bread this weekend. Now when I told my dear Loved One this, his eyes lit up!!
We even bought a new hand mixer as my old one was from 1976, an avocado colored Sunbeam!
We looked up a recipe on the Food Network (the Macy’s clerk told us to do that), went shopping for all the stuff, as we had none in the house, and I got to work.
I mixed, stirred, measured, and put the bread into the oven.
Now, as things have it, I don’t use the oven.
So I don’t know how to use timer, and I set it for minutes, not an hour. Of course it started beeping.
I couldn’t hear it, because I didn’t have all my ear hardware on!
After hubs informed me of the beeping, I set the microwave timer, instead. Problem solved!
There is an end to this story, and that is, the middle of the bread is RAW!
I didn’t bake it long enough!
Now the baked part tastes yummy!
I only ate 2 pieces so far, and so there is plenty of raw dough left for him!
I like baking because I can mix things up and have them come out into something good to eat! It’s fun, like a science project!
Hubs and I decided it would be good if I baked something once a month.
If I were still drinking, my Loved One and I wouldn’t be joking about baking very much. We’d be arguing about my drinking, my hiding.
|Note Written By Wendy to Wendy|
Now we can be our silly selves, the lovers and friends we were meant to be, like we were way back when we met in high school.
I love being home when he gets home.
I love giving him a hug after his hard day at work.
There is a freedom in sobriety that I cannot express in words.
I never knew it could be this wonderful.
I don’t say this lightly. It wasn’t easy to get sober, and I often struggled.
But with each day, I find the secret held within; it is pure joy to be sober.
With Flour on the Floor and Dough on the Walls
On Day 466
22 thoughts on “Baking”
you and your hubby have such a lovely relationship. your happiness in sobriety always seems so real and is so inspiring. happy baking : ) Kats x
Hi Kats!We've been together a long time!We like to play together!I am so happy I don't drink anymore!Thank you!xo
Yeah yeah baking whatever. What I want to know is where did you get that pitcher in the picture????? Did you get it at HomeGoods (cause I thought I saw one like it)? Anyway, I love it!And don't feel too bad, I bake a lot and I still have raw middles in my banana bread.Looks really yummy.Sherry
Sherry!You make me laugh!I got that pitcher years ago at Crate and Barrel. I love it, too!xo
I used to live in a share house with an avocado coloured loo! I love your note to yourself! I found some chocolate the other day in the back of the cupboard that I'd \”hidden\” from myself.. hahaha. You're banana bread looks delicious! xx
Millie!That's funny!The only thing I like avocado colored is a real avocado!xo
I love your baking story 😃. I don't have the patience to measure the ingredients precisely to bake, maybe I should give it a try again, since I have sober steady hands these days! You and Mr Untipsy seem to have lots of fun adventures together! xx
Hi Lori!Well, I can bake because I can clean up my mess, but you would never want me to paint a wall!xo
It is pure joy to be sober! Beautiful thoughts and Yummmmmmm…banana bread.
Hi Wendy!I love having another Wendy!It was yummy!xo
I baked my own wedding cake too! Is there a way to tie service to your baking? Bringing cookies to a shut in? Or daycare? Fresh bread for the St.Stephen's Mission? Then you can bake all you want! For me baking=healingg. Lori
Hi Lori!My wedding cake didn't look so good, but it tasted really good!Good ideas about service!Thank you!xo
Hi Wendy. I just started baking again, too. So far a few batches of cookies and some gingerbread, and they were yummy! I'd forgotten how much fun it was to do something so plain and homey. I don't have a hand mixer though, so I do it by hand! Lovely to read about you enjoying life and being happily sober! xo
It's funny, that now I am finding satisfaction with taking care of the house. Thank you, Thirsty!Let's keep baking!xo
you can come over anytime and bake for me 🙂 haha jk. try baking a quiche, they're really yummy and so easy!
Oh! I will have to try that!Thank you!xo
OMG this bread looks amazing. If I could, I'd eat it all by myself. So I sort of understand how difficult it is to restrain yourself and not eat it all.
Dear TATB,It was really good! I am encouraged to bake more!xo
Ooh! I love baking too! That is one thing that I stopped doing once I started drinking. Last week, I baked a batch of toffee cookies for my boys and their friends. It's like Love you can eat!
Dear FS,Oh I like that!Love you can eat!!!!I know Mr. UT thinks of it that way!! He's already hinting…lolxo
Great post Wendy. I've found myself questioning a few things recently, and this has helped me, so thank you. Harry x
Hi Harry!I'm glad!xo