Home baked or store bought: Is one more considerate than the other? That depends on your perspective and your assumptions.
Since my Mom was a great homemaker and a superb baker I always thought that home-baking showed love and care whereas store bought screamed “shameful last minute”. But recently I’ve been challenging those assumptions. First, I don’t always have time to bake and the point is to get together and celebrate, not a contest of some kind. More recently, a friend whose daughter has allergies noted that when she goes to a potluck she can only choose from items that have a full ingredient list so she prefers store bought for the peace of mind it affords.
- Where else is my background contributing to a firm conviction that there is a “right” way to do things? (P.S. My husband may not comment on this post)
- What’s the cost of these assumptions (time, guilt, dissatisfaction)?
- Are there multiple ways to achieve the same outcome?
- Have I asked others about their needs and perspectives?
I’m going to enjoy a cupcake while I think about that.