|Martin's Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake|
|Apple Pie Baking in the Oven|
Secondly, I think I'm cooking more because it saves money. We added a lunch option to our eMeals Plan so I'm now fixing the boys' lunches too. Great thing about it is that it provides a variety of healthy choices for the boys. They're not stuck eating the overly-preserved/processed food that the schools serve and they get more time to eat which is a bonus! We're lucky too that the boys aren't shy about trying something new.
I'm not sure what other reasons may be out there... family time around the table, substituting low-fat options, etc. But CME's right, I have been cooking more. Does that seem totally odd to you? I think it should seem odd to me, but it really doesn't. It seems more like, "I should have been doing this all along." Either way, I take it as a good thing. I'm able to cook for the family, have some say in what's going into their bodies and not be "fretting" over how much (or little) I will be eating. It's becoming so much more than a measuring cup...it's becoming a way of life.
Once again, I find myself thanking God for the perseverance and strength he's giving me every day to make wise choices for me and the family.
"I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:14