The other day a friend of mine said something about how I must be so motivated to bake as much as I do. Which got me to thinking. Baking for me is less about being motivated and more about finding something to do that provides me with the illusion I'm accomplishing something. That and the end product is a yummy treat with makes me (and Hubs) happy.
Yeah, yeah, I know... there's the whole 'food is not happiness' thing. =op
Anyway, I tend to think (and overthink) about stuff. So when my friend said what she said, I started to delve into it. Why am I baking like a fiend right now?
And that's what I came up with - I'm sublimating the urge to do things I cannot do into something I can do. I have little control over what's happening in my life, but I can control what I bake. 'Rona madness? Bake something. Election chaos? Bake something. Can't shop? Bake something. Can't write? Bake something.
Mental, I know.
But hey, my neuroses aren't debilitating and we have a house full of treats, for which Hubs is eternally grateful.
To that end, today I really have to do a batch of granola bars. Hubs ate the last of those a couple days ago. And I need to make a pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving - which we will begin eating as soon as it cools, because cheesecake.
Does any of this baking really help? :shrug: It can't hurt. Except my waistline and that's been holding steady, so no worries there.
What about you? Have you baked anything lately? Does it help?