Friday, October 20, 2006
Random Thoughts in the Morning
My Sweetheart has been working many, long hours lately, but is home today. Yippee! This afternoon when Grandma gets off work to babysit Pumpkin Sweetheart and I are going to the Brass Armadillo. I am so excited!
For those of you who don't know, the Brass Armadillos are a chain of antique malls around the country. They are wonderful. Usually we'd pack up Pumpkin to go, but...maybe next time when he can sit. We each have our favorite booths to explore and just enjoy wandering through the aisles of treasures.
Some of my favorite things are from there like my butter churn and my bread box. (I'll post pictures later, until then we'll just have to do with the graphic from Allposters.com.) Yes, I do use the butter churn whenever I have leftover whipping cream. It's just the thing for my homemade breads. I also love having the bread box. It's so nice to have a place to put breads so they are not just laying on the counter. Of course, now that I think about it, I put last night's loaf on top of the box so that I'd remember we have it. The downside of the box being that I forget there is bread that I cannot see!
I've made most of our breads for quite some time now, like baguettes, rolls, pitas, english muffins, etc. I would occasionally buy a loaf for sandwiches because it was already sliced and I didn't have a recipe that worked well. Well, I decided the last loaf I bought would be the last loaf I'd buy. I think the recipe I used yesterday worked really well. Now, if only I could cut it straight! (Any suggestions are welcome.) It was an easy recipe that used molasses and all whole-wheat flour. I'll post it soon.
I am just buying bags of whole-wheat flour at the grocery store. I know some ladies use the grain mills. Do you have a grain mill? Is it worth it? I don't know where I'd buy the grain. If you've used one, please let me know your thoughts.