This is nothing special, well to you anyway. I'm not a scrapbook type, or a baby book writer, or even a picture printer. I'm terrible at recording memories. This blog is my attempt at holding on to some of my life as a Christian, a wife, and a homeschooling Mom of 5. I am a country girl that lived in a big city for 14 years, and moved to the Deep South for quiet, quaint, small town living.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

What a Day.

It is getting a little chilly.  I am now feeling like turning on the oven once in a while. 
I didn't realize how much I missed baking bread.
My first loaf turned out amazing.

My second batch...well.  Not so much.  I had a few complications.

The 4 loaves below are really my 3rd batch, but I'm getting ahead of myself.

The 2nd batch I put in a "safe" place for the first rise and forgot about it.  I decided to make a pie too and preheated the oven (you know, my "safe" place) to bake a pie crust.  I ended up baking my barely risen dough in the shape of a bowl.  It was edible, but not like any kind of bread I would want to serve (or photograph).
So.... then I worked up a 3rd batch to redeem myself.  Somehow, when I pulled the towel off the dough after the 2nd rise, the towel stuck to one loaf.  It got mangled.  What else do you do for bread that looked like it got smashed in a car accident?  Ummm, you paint some green food coloring on it, give it eyes and a tongue and hope this kids love their special SNAKE bread!
Except they thought it was a seahorse.  Tip your head to the right.  See?  I wish I saw that before I made it a snake, or it would have been a better seahorse.  You know, a curly tail and all.

Good bread, bad bread, seahorsey snake bread, and chocolate cream pie makes for the start of Fall baking.  Not so bad.


  1. Tara (from BBC and FB)October 10, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    Can you post your bread recipe? I used to have a file on my other computer with some different bread recipes and I lost it all :( I love the snake....err...seahorse bread!

  2. Sure! I try all sorts of recipes so none are really "mine." Plus, I often forget which ones I liked or not, so I just keep on trying different variations. This one was pretty basic-

  3. Hey Janie! Do you have a bread machine or do you make yours by hand?

  4. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO envious! That is just awesome. And if I were there I'd curtsy as elegantly as possible to Sir George.

  5. Erica- by hand for me is mixing with the mixer dough hook. I have a bread machine, but the mixer is already out on the counter, and I like making different shapes. Also, I rarely have 2 hands free to knead. :)

    Tina- You are goofy. I know you do the same stuff I do! We are soul sistas! :P