Monday, May 7, 2012

Bread, Chips, and a sweet moment

You might be wondering just what the 2nd photo represents?  Broccoli Chips!  I just made them for the first time using the recipe from this book.  There are so few "chips" on the plate because I couldn't stop eating them long enough to snap the picture!  Mark was kinda "meh" about the chips.  I guess "more for me!" is a bit bratty?

Inspiration for attempting the bread came from this blog.  Everything Rae writes is just how it was for me too.  All my efforts prior to using this method were time-consuming and produced dismal, inedible results.  I am thrilled to be able to make edible bread for so little money and effort!  (victory dance)  This will really help as we are transitioning to our new life of simple living.

I made another new recipe of raw beet salad today but didn't like it nearly as much as the previous recipe.  It was still OK to eat, but it's hard to settle for "OK" when there is such a delicious recipe available.  Although today's version won't make it into my regular recipe rotation, I am pleased with myself for trying something new and staying on course with my menu plan.

Something wonderful happened when I woke up!  Joaquin patted my head.  It was just a dear little moment.  I am always patting and stroking his head and today--he did it back :)

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Bread success!! I remember when I was first starting to make bread, it was HARD. Now I'm afraid I'm one of those people who goes, "What, bread? Pfffft, it's EASY! You just {spits out seemingly simple instructions that somehow end up like NASA plans to build living quarters on Mars, translated into Swahili}!"

    Just wait...soon Joaquin will be a Bread Snob and won't eat ANYTHING ELSE but YOUR bread! :)