Stress Relief

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Friends, this past week has been hard. There's been some big shake up at work and I am now in a new position in the company. I can't go into details because I have a policy of not writing much about my job. Just know that it was incredibly difficult and removing me from my position rocked a lot of people in my company. It's a weird situation and has nothing to do with me, I just got caught in the middle. So today I did what I always do when under severe stress-- I cooked.

I made Fleur de Sel Caramels and found out my candy thermometer is off because I ended up making hard candies instead of chewy ones. I have to thank my hammer for helping me break this into pieces.

I also made two types of caramel sauce, one being my normal every day caramel sauce (not pictured) and a Dulce de Leche.

I roasted garlic.

And put some of the cloves in olive oil. That way we can have them later and then use the garlicy oil for something else.

I also roasted vegetables and made my Roasted Vegetable Soup again.

And then I made chocolate chip cookies.

It was an enormous stress relief. I loved just putzing around and creating. It did my spirit wonders. Right now I am watching Sons of Provo, a Mormon movie, with friends old and new. Do you remember my love of Mormon movies? Because I really do think they're hilarious. This particular one is funnier than normal. It really is just the most wonderful end to a wonderful day.


Katherine Laine said...

I wish my stress relief methods were as productive as yours. I'm jealous.

Jami Janelle said...

I understand stress. my eye started twitching this morning shortly after I got up. and only subsided for a few moments at a time. I think baking is good therapy. you should have told me you were watching a mormon movie! I so would have come over!

Vicky said...

I didn't really like Sons of Provo. I was rather disappointed. :(

I'm glad you thought it was funny though... especially if you needed a stress-relief kinda movie.

Chocolate chip cookies... yum yum!!!

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