Thursday, February 21, 2008

in which bread is baked and converted

The plumber is here today, busting into the pipe that feeds into the septic tank so he can hook up the lift tank. So we can't really use the turlet or shower or any sinks for a while, for obvious gross reasons.

I was feeling very bready yesterday, so I made rolls and French bread--I tell you, it is so easy and fast! I started the bread at about 2:30 in the afternoon, before my piano students started arriving, and it was ready for dinner. No mixer required, and it's got flour, salt, yeast and water in it. That's it. I like the Joy of Cooking recipe better than the BHG one.

They're all lumpy because of the oatmeal. It makes me feel better about using white flour.

Moments after taking them from the oven. My family is a bunch of bread-eating fools.

Making French bread is so easy that I don't know if I'll buy it anymore except in emergencies.

gDiaper update: we've gone three-plus days now with no leaks. I think I'm getting better at it.


All8 said...

I love homemade bread. Looks like you did a great job.

Matt and Emily said...

Good work on the gdiapers- that's awesome. Man, your bread & rolls look so tasty. I always thought french bread was hard to make- I want to try making it now. If you had any leftovers, did you make french toast this morning? I think that is so yummy with french bread.

Layne said...

I think people just like to tell lies about French bread. Thanks for the dinner idea ;).

{Quellie} said...

You are so domestic...look at you! I wouldn't even know where to begin. I'm spoiled, but I like that Wal-Mart is 2 secounds away! How are you surviving the nasty cold snow? We miss you guys!

Anonymous said...

Lane i love your blog its so unqiue and fun to read. you are a very good mother. oh and i love how you taught us all how to use gdiapers! your had a darling girl to Demonstrate it on.