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[Nov. 13th, 2005|08:53 am]
theoneils
so we got this beauty as one of our wedding gifts...we've been coveting it for years and had all these plans for it....husband has installed it in the kitchen, but since i've joined ww, there was little to no occasion to use it...you can't ever win, i know....

however, my co-worker is coming to visit in a couple of weeks with her baby daughter, so there's a chance to bake...i'll be making cookies and finger sandwiches and cheesecake, oh my...

plus, even though we aren't hosting thanksgiving this year, i am sure my mom (who is) won't refuse pies and cakes we bring...that's another chance to bake, but not eat the products necessarily...plus, i've been really intent on experimenting with desserts for my vegan brother and will be probably throwing a vegan chocolate tofu pie into the mix...

isn't it sad: we have soooooooooooo much fun baking and cooking, but can't eat much of it at all....

still, i don't intend to have more than just one slice of pie at thanksgiving...i know, that's the holy grail of all meals and comes only once a year, but i don't think this little overachiever that's me could handle a gain well just yet....i'm afraid it would throw me off...and then some...




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[User Picture]From: leahmiriam
2005-11-13 03:38 pm (UTC)
I run into the same issue..when we want a little dessert I find it is easier to just buy a couple of cookies or brownies versus making a whole batch that we can't/won't eat. It's also better to keep that stuff at a minimum..easier to resist if it isn't around.

What I find myself doing is baking for our friends. I get the joy and satisfaction of making the stuff without the fat an calories of actually eating it.
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[User Picture]From: theoneils
2005-11-13 05:29 pm (UTC)
i completely agree...i always end up with half of a pie or 3/4 of a cake if i bake just for us...
on the other hand, people at work really like it when we have team meetings :)...

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[User Picture]From: leahmiriam
2005-11-13 06:34 pm (UTC)
I make the "No Pudge" brownies in single servings (use baking cups) and that works for a quick hit of baked chocolate. The adjustment for the serving size is on the box!
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[User Picture]From: theoneils
2005-11-13 07:05 pm (UTC)
i've been seeing the "no pudge" name here and there in the ww community, but it didn't ring a bell at all...maybe it's time to look it up! anything to get my chocolate hit when the crisis comes, i.e. every other day...
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[User Picture]From: leahmiriam
2005-11-14 12:29 am (UTC)
I also recommend the small Peppermint Patties. The secret here is that it is mostly mint, not chocolate. One point per piece and it usually does the trick!
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[User Picture]From: theoneils
2005-11-14 11:04 am (UTC)
ooooh, yeah! thank you! i keep forgetting about them! for reasons unknown to me, they are never on our radar when we go grocery shopping...
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