I absolutely love baking (big surprise I know), but sometimes I bite off more than I can chew...or bake...or whatever. It's almost always my fault, I have trouble saying no. This reluctance comes from the fact that I genuinely do love creating baked goods for people. I think it's amazing way to show thought and care and is also very relaxing for me (usually). For example, my little 4 year-old niece has a nut allergy. I believe no four year old should have to avoid the dessert after a family dinner. So I almost always do my best to make a dessert when I'm around that is nut-free (both ingredients and processing). Not matter how much time it takes, it's always worth it when she asks in her little, tiny four-year-old voice "no nuts?" and I say "yes" and she just lights up. How could I not bake?
But last week, I went a little, well a lot overboard.
So now I'm breathing (and recovering from the 49ers game).