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10 pounds down 32 pounds to go!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

"So how's everything looking down there?" "Like we should start gathering up two of every animal."

it's been raining a lot here. and making with the lightening and the thunder. chairman meow has been under the couch for three days straight so the lightening can't find her. which proved wise because matt got himself electrocuted twice. that happens when you insist on grilling in a thunder storm with a big ass metal fork. i can be flippant because he's fine. he's just a moron. he finished up his grilling with some pink plastic salad tongs and a three foot fog of swears and threats. this summer is going to rock! i can feel it.

so, to no one's surprise, i've been dragging my feet about some very important things. i've finally calculated the costs of almost everything i bake with. i'm learning all about teaspoons per ounce and yadda yadda price per cup. unsalted butter is officially the most expensive thing i bake with. followed by chocolate and vanilla, i'm fascinated. anyway, what i really need to think about is packaging and labeling. i've been worrying over recipes but for no real reason. if something bombs one week, i won't make it the next week. but i do need an inventory of what i'll probably be making to choose the right boxes, bags or whatever. i'm rather fond of the pink ones. but are they worth the extra 3 cents at this stage? if this all crashes down around me i can wallpaper my house in pink cardboard and go all charlotte perkins gilman. but in pink.

in reference to the business end of this blog, i.e. the fat burning: 169. i was a little disappointed and then i remembered that i ate almost an entire box of girlscout cookies this week. whoops! don't know how that happened. i've been a little distracted lately with my meal planning although i've kept up my two miles a day walking or running. this would be a good time to say i'm going to get all in sync and be a size 8 by next week, but that's just crazy talk. i'm doing the best i can at living a healthy balanced life. actually, i'm doing pretty awesome. even with the extra girlscout cookies. wow, making some decisions about those boxes has really made a difference in my outlook. maybe i should be decisive more often.

7 comments:

pinky pinkerson said...

I think the pink boxes are charmingly retro. That is all :-)

Amy said...

if anyone was going to back my pink boxes, i knew it would be you!

pinky pinkerson said...

well yeah...that is sort of a given, isn't it :-)

(but too, I understand the savings that 3 cents per box can represent.)

the pink box reminds me of being a kid and buying cookies from ethnic bakeries in my hometown.

speaking of nostalgia - have you ever had or made a cake like the one on the cover here?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0848724496/ref=sib_dp_pt/103-7685807-1533467#reader-link

(I can imagine it would take quite some time)

Amy said...

they remind me of bakeries too. i'd have to be all julie andrews and tie them with string for the full effect. turns out the price per box is nothing, the shipping is the bastard. hmm...

and no i've never made one of those cakes but i have some of her recipes for them, i think she calls them crepe cakes. i imagine they'd be a disaster to cut. but they do look so exotic.

PastaQueen said...

What is the price of the white boxes plus a dozen pink highlighters?

Amy said...

nothing says class like...

Sugarcrook said...

Is there a restaurant supply store somewhere close, or even a Sam's Club? Might be a good place to look for the expensive stuff.

Not sure about packaging though.