I love to eat (as my not particularly svelte figure will attest) and though I do not really like to cook, I do wish I could bake more. Maybe it is the aroma of baked goods, or the warmth of the oven. Either way, baking would be a pretty good hobby–and the upside would be all that delicious food.
Money isn’t the obstacle to baking. You could sink a lot of money in mixers, pans, and decorative measuring cups, but that isn’t really necessary. I have rolled out dough using a glass coke bottle, and gone without accurate measuring cups. You can make do. Yes, a good mixer would save your arms, but you probably need the exercise is you’re going to eat everything you bake.
Time seems to be the real problem. It takes quite a bit of time to put together good baking–though my mother can whip up quite half a dozen loaves of bread in no time flat. After I get home from work, I just want to eat. I don’t have the energy to start kneading flour and greasing bake pans. As for the weekend….. there just aren’t enough hours in the day. There’s yard work, house cleaning, and a ton of other chores. Add to that the hobbies that I already have (see the previous 80 or so posts) and you can see that time isn’t on my side.