I love to bake and love the taste of freshly baked cookies, brownies, cake, etc. I'm a freak, I know.
Earlier in the year, I decided it would be a good way to bond with my daughter to start baking together. I bought her a tiny rolling pin, a tiny whisk, and little heart-shaped measuring cups. I realized a few things:
1) Homemade pie crust is not that hard to make and tastes beyond amazing.
2) My cookies and brownies from scratch don't taste as good as the ones from the mix.
3) I don't like nutmeg.
The baking was a bonding thing, and since I didn't want to weigh 500 pounds at the end of the year, I started bringing the results of our baking to work the next day (well, 75% of the results). I was new at my job and I'll admit that I believed bringing baked goods for the nursing staff or the team meetings might earn me some early brownie points (no pun intended). I love it when people bring in treats to work, and our unit only gets stuff maybe twice a month, if that. The food always got eaten.
However, I was recently discussing this online and someone pointed out to me that my bringing in baked goods could have actually made people resent me. What with people being on diets and my providing this unhealthy temptation, plus maybe some sense of obligation they'd feel to me to pay me back for the treats.
I'm not entirely convinced, so I'd like to take it to the peanut gallery. If someone at your work brought in baked goods for the unit/office/etc maybe once a week or every other week, how would you feel about it?
a) Love it! Baked goods are yummy!
b) I'd feel like the person was trying too hard to get people to like them
c) Resentful because of my diet
I don't know how to make surveys so you're just going to have to reply below.