THE CAT'S AWAY...
Aug. 31, 2010 9:49 pm
Updated: Sep. 2, 2010 12:11 am
SO THE MICE MUST... COOK!
today started out as any would, except I didn't sleep all that well past 6am... I'd forgotten that there IS a 6am! As I like to say, I "futzed" around the house for a while, till my body and grey matter were both fuctioning as they should, and then decided
that, as my feet DID hit the floor then, I hadn't croaked during the night... As I had a glass of iced Raspberry Tea, I wondered what the day ahead would lead to. Well, what it led to, was back to bed for an hour... only dozed, but guess I needed just a
So, feeling a little "funky," and deciding my "sugar" must be low, schmeared a slice of bread with my fav margarine, and topped it with peanut butter, and shortly really did come to believe that I had, indeed, made it to another day! It is now after 9pm our
time, and I have spoken to only the "kids," and myself, of course... not a common thing, but more so when I have the house to myself.
Needing to "feed" my sourdough starter, decided that the cookbooks MUST come out... the "cooking bug" hit me, so I began the process of making bean soup, after which I decided that perhaps it was time to make bread from my starter for the first time, since
I mixed it up... So, the beans and a pork hock were simmering on the stove, heating up the kitchen, of course, when I decided that yes, if I needed to feed the starter, might as well bake two loaves... They came out of the oven perhaps 30 mins ago, looking
somewhat mishapen, but hey... do I care? It wasn't until then, a good two hours after the beans were done, remembered I still needed to add some chopped onion, and some carrot... Fortunately, the beans haven't as yet turned to mush on their own, but if they
are not done, it's all beyond me. I just ran out there to turn the burner off... I can only hope that I don't forget that they need to go into a fridge, before I fall into bed, to see if indeed, my feet will hit the floor Weds morning... The loaves are
cooling on a rack, and I can only hope that I have saved bread bags for them, as one, or both, will be shoved into a freezer... As I say so often, "the proof is in the eating..." The starter has been replenished, and is sitting on a counter in my horribly
hot kitchen! Time alone will tell whether my bean soup is better than CAMPBELL'S, or if the bread is as good as what I recently bought at my local Safeway store, but guess the proof is in....
So, as soon as the beans are cool enough to shove into a fridge, I do believe I'll be ready to hit the hay... So, all, be as crazy as you want to be, in whatever direction... JUST BE CRAZY!