Oooh! So this is what a day "off" is like.
After checking email and dealing with a couple of work issues:
Bake the bread that had been rising since yesterday.
The Martha Stewart "No Knead Bread".
I had sworn her off following an unfortunate chestnut incident a couple years ago but was seduced by the simplicity.
Will report after dinner tonight. :-)
On to yogurt. Was given a yogurt maker by the ever marvelous (and often mentioned) Miss Julie. Making plain unsweetened but threw in a vanilla bean for kicks and giggles.
The Baby Bistro Cookbook has the world's best pancake recipe requiring plain yogurt. We're like chipmunks who made it into the house - never going back to the perilously bland world of uninspiring pancake mix.
I can't say enough good things about this cookbook. I attribute Z's dietary range to this resource. Yes, he goes through normal 3 yr old "I don't like broccoli" days but for the most part he does great.
One of my yogurt goals (yes, I'm just that special kind of cooking geek) is to make greek yogurt. Looked at recipes today and think I'll give it a shot later this week.
Finished another dishcloth for my swap with Karla. It's a little too big (and our deadline isn't until end of March) so I'm keeping this one. Good experiment. Like the pattern (King Charles Brocade) but need to scale down and pay better attention to the transitions. I've got a couple little holes from not keeping the yarn taut as I transititioned knit to purl and back.
Last, but certainly not least, a fantastic christmas present from my dear brother - three different fabrics for my crafting and sewing.
I really love so many things about this gift. Mostly I love it that it's from him, whom I hold so dear. I sent him sausage. Hope it's good.
There are bacon people and there are sausage people. We are sausage.
Ask yourself the same question between apple pie and peach pie and let me know on which side you fall.
In the end doesn't it all come down to pies and cured meat products?