Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Food For Thought....or Therapy

Two well known facts about me around the Monk household are as follows:

1. I'm a worrier

2. I don't handle stress well

One of my coping mechanisms is cleaning. The other, baking. Since I've been a little stressed and worried lately ( I can see the scripture references flying now ~ and that's okay), I've been using the latter of my coping mechanisms. Baking.

(I wish I would use the cleaning one more, but I really have to be hoppin' mad to be totally effective with that one. But I must say, my house is most definitely cleaner these days. I attribute it to stress and drugs. Drugs for morning sickness, that is.)

At any rate, while I may not be the easiest person to live with in this state of mind, my family most certainly appreciates the fruit of my worries. Here's proof:

Spinach, mushroom and Canadian bacon pizza on Saturday. I also made a cheese and a pepperoni.

What's left of two loaves of bread I baked on Saturday. Blueberry muffins that were made last night. Might tasty if I do say so myself.

And for today? Probably several more batches of muffins. Some for our trip and some for our my worries.

Worries go down better with soup. ~Jewish Proverb

Maybe I shoulda been Jewish. Oi vey.


Jenn said...

The pizza looks good, I stress about things big time! I think women tend to more then men.

Jedi Miller said...

I need to give you more to worry about so I can reap the benfits of Excess cooking!!! When Monk fills up (is that possible?) send pastries and good this way!!!

hope everything is going well we miss you guys!!

Mrs. Elliott said...

mmmmmm... looks really good! Do you have a good recipe (it looks like you do!) for pizza dough? I've never found a recipe that I was satisfied with.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Ha! I am a cleaning FANATIC when I'm mad. It's amazing how much I can get done when I am upset :)

Stress or not, people are eating GOOD at your house!

Enjoy your vacation! And no stress allowed while you're there! :)