Thursday, April 02, 2015

Baking Fools

 Baking bread isn't hard; I've needed to do it for weeks. When I get out of the routine it SEEMS daunting....but I knew I needed to make some small loaves and a big one for the Living Last Supper. Looking over the schedule - it SEEMED - Monday would be the only day to I did.  I knew the kids wouldn't be happy if none of it stayed home....
I felt like a big bully telling the men they couldn't EAT the bread at rehearsal on Monday. I put it in the freezer so I could pull it out for tonight's play.  However, I realized it WOULD be good to have some food at the dress rehearsal on I baked 8 more of the 3/4 lb loaves. 

It WAS April Fool's Day. After some consideration I put lots of jalapenos in two of them. Unfortunately, the bread got mixed up and I lost track of which loaves were special. I had a couple of guys who I wanted to give them to.....ah well. Kevin and Alex ended up with one loaf. He noticed something yellow when he tore into the loaf and asked, "What's the yellow?"

Nolan didn't want to give away the prank and replied, "Mom baked the bread on Monday."  Poor Kevin must have thought it was mold. The other guys never bit into the loaf. Joke on me.

I realized this a.m.  I had no bread for us again.....and Stacia is determined we need to provide Desiree and family with bread - I need to encourage her giving spirit.  She agreed to help bake.... we baked for the third time this week. 

While we were grinding flour the top blew off the grinder....Stacia was very impressed with the cloud of flour. I've not seen anything like it since Jamin (now 23) threw a 5 lb bag of flour down the stairs in Hardin, MT.  THEN the lid blew off the Bosch while it was kneading. LOL 
Four 1.5 lb and one 2.5 lb loaves in one oven - I was happy

I was feeling accomplished. Bread - check. Dessert for the O bunch and our guests - check. 
I blinked. You  never know what will happen with young men in the house. ALEX....yep....Alex. Well, I figure they must be o.k. if he ate more than one. ::snort::
I decided it would be wise to label baking from now on....and I let them each have a brownie too - they were my applesauce specialty - no black beans. LOL

I think I've broken through the, "it's so time-consuming" barrier and proven I CAN bake bread if I want to. We baked 25 loaves this week. I think I now have one loaf in the freezer.

We'll make another dessert for our guests. LOL

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