Thursday, March 25, 2010


I have nothing to say. Well I have things to say, my nickname is not "Babbling Brook" without a reason. Just seems like I am continually writing posts in my head that instantly disappear when I sit in this chair.

Sometimes they disappear because I'm lacking the photos that help me tell a story, but most of the time I go through a memory wipe.

Let's see what I can come up with tonight.

Oh for some reason when I am sick I like to cook/bake. It is not just comfort food like chicken soup either. I was sick day a couple of weeks ago and this is what I ended up making.


Four bean beef chili, Cheesy Mustard Pretzel Bread and Chocolate covered Strawberries.

I told you there is no rhyme or reason to my urges. It must be that when I am sick all I want to do is stay home. Staying home in my mind means "homey" so that means good food.

I did learn a lesson, nonstick surface does not apply for chocolate strawberries. You really need to put them on wax paper so you don't ruin a pan trying to pry them off.

I'm really trying to bake more of my own bread these days. I like it and since I like to spend one day of the weekend at home, I tend to get the urge.

I make the dough in my bread machine then bake it in the oven. Gives it a more rustic look. Plus I get to sink my hands into the dough at least once. The other day I made a batch carefully measuring and rechecking that I put in all the ingredients. I ran the dough cycle on the machine and was letting it do the final rise when I walked by where I had put it all in the pan. Fiddlesticks, the packet of yeast was still sitting right there. I tried baking the dough just to see what it would do. Turns into a big hockey puck. One of my friends tried to tell me that I'd made Matzo, but I don't think so. I did make sure the yeast made it into the second batch and that one tasted fine.

Great now I want to make bread! Yep too late for me. I just got to get through one more day then it is on, the oven I mean.

1 comment:

  1. That is GOOD info about chocolate and non-stick surfaces! I would have never known that! And, if it makes you feel better, my brother teased me about the "hockey puck" biscuits I made when I was a teenager... until I threw one at him...