New year, new me, new mindset ..I can only hope
Jan. 2, 2010 7:54 am
Updated: Jan. 5, 2010 11:13 am
I have a sedentary job; I work at home, I wear an oversized tee shirt (getting harder to find one "oversized") and slippers as garb of choice while working. My travel time from bed to desk chair is based on how long it takes me to fish for slippers under the bed in the dark by "foot," perform my morning toilette including brushing my teeth, start a pot of coffee, and greet the cat ~ usually about 12 minutes. Do I need to learn how to cook more healthy? YES! Was I raised on bacon fat as the condiment of choice and the only "must have" tool in the kitchen being a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet? YES! Have I learned how to enjoy low-fat salad dressing? NO!
I'm making a public commitment to not only lose weight, but to learn how to prepare healthier tasty food. I can cook "southern style" which means that bacon grease and butter are the main ingredients for most of the dishes prepared. The dinner table typically groans under the weight of large serving dishes full of fattening, tasty treats.
How do I overcome my traditional southern upbringing? How can I learn which seasonings and herbs I can use to prepare foods which are not only edible but enjoyable? Is there such a thing as a tasty vanilla cookie or piece of "yellow" cake that doesn't bust the calorie budget?
Wait and see.