had a majorly cozy weekend in my country house with the 'rents
oh, yes i did.
which, naturally, involved some baking, or half-baking, i guess
made some of Mama Pea's Cookie Dough Balls :)
those were the only two balls (lol. sorry can't stop myself) "officially" eaten by moi. i probably ate about 6 or 7 in actuality.
|The Best Balls you'll Ever Have :P|
I basically just used Mama Pea's recipe and switched margarine to butter, pb to almond butter (it's all i had but it turned out sooooo well) and peanut butter chips to butterscotch chips (which were AMAZING)
hey, it's mah face! vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
|this one does NOT need to be Extra Large|
i saved a little bit of room for dinner, of course. my dad made this delicious butternut squash soup. so yummy (and photogenic)
my parent's friends came over and brought Gingerbread!
I usually dislike gingerbread but this was so good. It just tasted like a brown-sugary cake, not too tangy.
my adorable dessert plate.
isn't food so much more fun when it's cute?
I also picked up this edition of Newsweek. Has anyone else read it?
it's really fascinating. Miller talks about how what we eat reflects our social class. She says that "17 percent of Americans—more than 50 million people"are "food insecure"- aka don't necessarily have enough money to adequately feed themselves and their families on a day-to-day basis.(http://www.newsweek.com/2010/11/22/what-food-says-about-class-in-america.html)
While it certainly may not help someone who is still entrenched or actively sick in their eating disorder to ask them to think about statistics like this, I think that in recovery opening your eyes to the reality and harshness of situations around you can really make worrying about food and weight seem pretty trivial and ridiculous.
That is, of course, not to say that having an eating disorder or that struggling is "ridiculous", but rather that sometimes it can be really motivational or eye-opening to step outside of ourselves and look at other things in the world which can easily make the-ever-worried- about -calories seem like not so big of a deal.
|chestnuts roasting on an open fire...|
On that note, i watched The Cove on Sunday and was throughly moved/disturbed by it. It's about the murder of dolphins in Japan. Has anyone else seen it? As soon as i finished watching it i went to the website that they give a link to, because i really felt touched by it and wanted to do something. Again, it's that internal passion that i feel so intensely as of late. But really though, when there are so many other things to feel excited/passionate about, who has time for an eating disorder???
So guys, i apologize because i was going to write a more important and involved post but i got busy and then i missing y'all and really wanted to post/say hi tonight so i'm just gonna go ahead and post this, insignificance and all.
Hope you all have had a good start to the week thus far!
P.S. Can you think of any ways in which you (personally, on a day-to-day basis, or maybe even in a larger sense) see how the food that "we" eat is reflective of social class? What else does it reflect, do you think? Is this a touchy topic for some?