Fueled by my desire to slim down and to look beyond cooking elaborate meals as a way to relieve stress, how I think about food has changed. My vegetable intake has increased dramatically. I’m eating far less bread and pasta than ever before. Salads, especially for lunch, are now the star attraction rather than something that’s ordered on the side.
I have a tendency to prepare too many items when I’m entertaining. By the time I get to the dessert, I’m exhausted and have leaned toward the semi-homemade route these days. Thanks to a lovely coupon given to me by my friends at Sara Lee, I had the opportunity to sample their Butter Pound Cake, located in the freezer section.
Before heading to Amelia Island in Florida for a beach vacation, I noticed there were a few items in the fridge in need of consumption. I’m not going to lie. I actually considered taking them with me as my lodging choice had a kitchen. Then I imagined what the guard at TSA would say if he opened my carry-on.