Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I give it a C+

The 'no knead' bread experiment was successful enough to be edible. I wasn't thrilled but could see potential. Two problems:

1. It called for instant yeast and I used regular.
2. The second rise-time of 2 hours was too long for me. I started baking at 1 and 1/2 hours.

Next time I will use instant yeast and wait the full 2-hour second rise before baking.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Bread. Hmmm.

I've not had much luck with bread in the past but this snowstorm has me looking for new and different things to do. I heard an interview with this guy on npr a while back. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Blizzard of 2010

Nothing like a blizzard to keep a woman cooking. So far, for the Blizzard of 2010, I count ...

Breakfast burritos
Egg rolls
Chili topped with cheese, green onion, and cilantro
Brownies with ice cream

Eggs Florentine for me; Mark made his own breakfast sandwich
Chicken enchilada casserole with avocado, tomato, and cilantro garnish
Water chestnuts wrapped in bacon for a snack
Tofu stir fry on brown rice

Somewhere in there I ate potato chips and onion dip, hot chocolate with mini marshmallows,and handfuls of grapes, strawberries.

There is so much more I want to make ... brats, chicken noodle soup, pasta ...