Are you like me? There’s nothing like a cold day to make me want to bake.
As the house empties of children, and I continue the goal of staying more fit, I find myself not indulging in a day of baking quite so often.
But even as I have backed off of this high caloric habit, I refuse to let it go completely. There is freedom in hanging onto life’s simple pleasures, choosing moderation instead of all or nothing when it comes to forming healthy habits.
And there’s nothing like the aroma of bread baking to make a house feel practically magical.
Oh the joy of a sprinkle of flour across a clean counter top and the feel of dough pliable in my hands! My absolute, very top favorite dough sensation is the feel of holly bread being shaped beneath my fingertips. (Challah bread for the more precise.)
Before winter gives way to spring I must celebrate this simple pleasure.
The only problem with this photo series is I forgot to get a picture as the bread was pulled all warm and golden brown from the oven. (“Look at that! Another example of brown that I LOVE,” she thinks as she remembers her last post on earth tones.)
I guess you’ll have to take my word for it. It looks–and tastes–heavenly.
As you continue on the weight loss journey–or the journey of life–what simple pleasures do you embrace?