It is 10:00PM and you feel like a cookie, so you head over to your cupboard and open a bag of Chips-Ahoy cookies and have a couple (or the rest of the bag) Now imagine if the only way to eat junk food was to make it yourself (you know like our great grandparents did) Now I am not talking scooping some cookie dough out of a tube and throwing it in the oven. We are talking eggs, sugar, butter, flour, vanilla from scratch. How often would you just go to bed without that cookie?
This is a rule I have made for myself that does not limit these foods just how you can get them. Just think about French fries. Washing, peeling, and slicing potatoes, dumping a quart of oil into a pan then figuring out what to actually do with the stuff when you are done. Seems easier to fry up a hamburger patty and skip the fries.
So next time you are craving that doughnut…think is it really worth the effort for the end result?