08 October 2009

just so you know

I wasn't trying to toot my own horn or anything yesterday. I thought I did a lot of stuff too, but not supermom stuff.

Just so you know
today I played around on the computer until noon,
baked that bread (which didn't quite turn out, but was good enough to eat),
took a shower,
got on the computer some more,
tried to figure out something to sew,
took a shower,
did a few dishes,
turned off the computer,
watched the Music Man (you need to watch it - I need to buy it),
had some dinner (something already made again - thank you Dan),
had a dance party (in which Luke danced in slow motion to a slow song - very entertaining)

How was that - was that better? Usually when I have a very productive day or two, I have some chill days for at least twice as long. What do you guys do in a day? I bet if you listed it out - it would seem like more than you thought. Just saying.

Also - the reason I'm on this bread kick is to try and save some money. (I figured I can save $40 a month making my own wheat bread). But I'm a terrible bread baker. I never know quite how much flour to add when it gives you an ambiguous amount and I'm always messing up the yeast. Any tips on good bread? I know some of you out there are great bread bakers. Any great recipes or tips would be very much appreciated :)


And just for the photo (and to tell you how nice people are) my neighbor brought me these the other day. My favorite treat - homemade marshmallows dipped in chocolate (and these ones also have toasted coconut on them). YUM. The neighbor who brought them just found out her mom has breast cancer. What a lovely neighbor. I had the last one today. Maybe I should forget the bread and figure out how to make these . . .

3 comments:

Crystal said...

It is okay to toot your own horn if you want to! ;) It is your blog.
You are amazing in all you do, you like to do things and that is great. You shouldn't ever feel bad about that.
As far as bread goes- I have a good whole wheat bread recipe and a few tips I have learned from bread baking people if you ever want to hear them.
So glad you are feeling a little better.

carrie said...

I have a bread maker which I didn't use for years. Then I decided to try one day- just for the dough part. And it is now my best friend. I make my own wheat bread, pizza dough, and challah bread. I do the dough in my machine and let it do all the kneading and stuff. It always turns out. My favorite wheat bread recipe is on the King Arthur website.
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/100-whole-wheat-bread-recipe

for the flour I add 3 1/4 cups. And the vital wheat gluten makes a big difference.

Linnea said...

I know all about the one day forward three days back routine...it seems to be my motto.

Anyways...bread...the Artisan bread in 5 minutes a day or less book is fantastic. I use it to make all of my breads. But even better than that, they are coming out with a "healthy bread in 5 minutes a day or less". I think it should have some really good recipes. My friend has an awesome book that she uses too...I'll be sure to get the name for you.