Contingencies & Baking

Posted by on Apr 12, 2015 in Food, Moments, Photography | 2 Comments

When I was a little girl, my mother, brother, sister and I used to sometimes go to this church called St. Francis Cabrini. I never liked that church because of its construction. The builders used very large cement blocks to cover the ceiling, unevenly spaced. Of course, at that point, I had seen all the epic Cecil B. DeMille bible films.

Mix that together with an overactive imagination and the priest’s homily telling the congregation that we were all sinners, I thought we were doomed. One day, God would get so mad at all of us, those huge cement blocks from the ceiling would fall down. So during mass, I would always look for escape routes and make contingency plans.

It all seems very silly now and I think they rebuilt the church so the roof is different. However, I still make contingency plans because somewhere in my mind I think I can prepare myself for anything bad that happens in the future and of course that’s the most ridiculous thought on the planet. And it makes me sad because I’m always thinking about bad things that could happen. So I decided I have to change or I’ll go crazy. I need to live in the present. It’s the weekend. I’ll do some things I love – baking for my boys and food photography.

Oh, by the way, Tom surprised me with a new camera this weekend that is like 200 times better than my old one!

Baking Cookies

Have a cookie!

Cookies with Milk

Zach is offering cookies but eating one too!

Have a Cookie

Then I made some brownies. I’m not well versed at baking yet, I still used the boxed kind, but I substitute 1% organic milk for water and they come out super moist!

Baked Brownies

Now Tom is offering brownies but of course he takes a bite out of one first.

Have a Brownie

Have a great week everyone!

Love, Ana


  • Ana, congrats on your new camera!

    Just wanted to let you know that I really like the changes you have made to the blog compared with the early days, and your pictures certainly have become professional, and with a comfortable margin imo. I have a lot of respect for the dedication that must have taken.

    Best wishes from Amsterdam, and have a great day!

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