We've had two nights of frost and freezing, and now I'm starving all the time.
Is it just me? It's like I'm going into hibernation mode, trying to put on a nice layer of fat for the winter. I wake up in the morning thinking, "Bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, pancakes..."
Breakfast is the meal I normally have the most control over: oatmeal or cream of wheat, sometimes a bowl of cereal (all with a banana added). Oh, if we have overnight guests, I'll use that as an excuse for making biscuits and gravy; or if a granddaughter spends the night, I usually make pancakes. You know, fattening meals once in a while won't hurt anybody.
But this time of year I wake up EVERY morning wanting all the unhealthy stuff. ALL OF IT! I go ahead and fix our healthy stuff, then confess to Cliff what I really wanted. Of course, he wants all that stuff too.
Perhaps we could fix this by going to a breakfast buffet and eating everything in sight. Trouble is, I just can't do a buffet justice any more, and besides, buffets are, for the most part, pretty nasty (people sneezing on the food, for example). Anyhow, most "eating out" doesn't fit our budget, with the exception of the McDonald's dollar menu.
Cooler weather also makes me want certain foods that aren't so bad for us: chili (my recipe is pretty good for us), corn bread and beans (in moderation, not so bad for us), soups of all kinds. These are cravings I can submit to, and I do.
But I also get the urge to bake cookies and pies and rolls, this time of year. Even in small servings, apple pie adds a lot of calories to our daily intake. We won't talk about the ice cream on top of it.
Oh well, I guess it isn't supposed to be easy.