Monday, October 15, 2012

NIFR: Fall Baking

Note: The above title means "Not Infertility Related"

One of the good things about a FET cycle is there is way less appointments and monitoring. For example, I haven't seen Dr. Lee since October 3rd, when we had our first (and so far only appointment of this cycle). While I appreciate the fact that I'm not being subjected to weekly vag cam appointments, I miss having information to update this blog with.

I guess it's made me realize that I really enjoy blogging. I created this blog to be an outlet for my experiences with infertility but I don't want to give up the blog once I do get pregnant. So, while the main focus of this blog (for now anyways) will still remain my journey through infertility, I want to start updating with other parts of my life and what's going on.

So, without further ado, I want to talk about fall baking... Those who know me know that one of my favorite things to do is bake. I pretty much am the resident baker/designated dessert bringer to all family events. It also just so happens that I am known as "The Holiday Nazi" by my family because I absolutely LOVE the holiday season which, as far as I'm concerned, starts in Fall and lasts through January. I love decorating the house, making seasonal food/desserts, and just the holiday spirit in general! I guess sometimes I might get a bit carried away and drive people crazy with my obsession with holiday music and insisting that we do all holiday events (pumpkin patch, picking apples, seeing Christmas lights etc...) so that's where the nickname comes in. But I think I get so passionate about it because of the fact that I live in Southern California and we don't have visible season changes. It's not like we have fall foliage or ever get snow...

Anyways, for the past few weeks I have been burning pumpkin scented and apple cinnamon scented candles throughout the house. Today I decided I was going to bake some fall goodies (and I may have gotten a little carried away)! Once I was all done my sister-in-law walked into the kitchen and pronounced "it smells like holiday time"! As we speak I am giving my feet a break because I have been up, baking for 5 hours... What did I make, you ask?

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies
  • Caramel Apple Cake Pops

Oh my goodness I am in pumpkin heaven! I don't know what happened, I just went crazy. I don't even know how I'm going to eat everything before it goes bad without getting fat... 

What seasonal activities do you like to do?

1 comment:

  1. I love making fudge during Christmas time, but that is about all I like during the seasons.