The last few evenings I spent baking different kinds of cookies for december and christmas. I didn’t make any last year and I am not sure about the year before. But this year I even made the famous ‘Zimtsterne’ (cinnamon almond star shaped cookies). My back is hurting like hell from about 5 evenings spent standing in the kitchen: kneading dough, cutting and forming cookies, waiting crouched in front of the oven till they are done and decorating them afterwards.
Of course I ‘tested’ all the cookies, probably a bit too much.
I’ll give some to my parents, as my mother does not feel like making any herself this year, and most of the rest I’ll feed to friends. If I tried to eat them all myself – much as I would like that – I’d be sick, very sick and all my dieting and discipline of the last 6 weeks would have been for naught.
I just love decorating the apartment for christmas, I even took some ‘seasonal’ stuff down to my office and I’ll be bringing some cookies for my colleagues the week before my vacation starts.
Tonight will be hard, I am home alone and those evenings are very hard on my diet. I seem to want to eat all the time when nobody is around. It’s awful. So far I was not successfull. Tonight is another test. I’ll just find something to keep me busy. I have some ideas already ….