Friday morning after letting the chickens out, I contemplated going back to bed. But there were just too many things I wanted to do. The menu for the week needed to be made. The grocery list needed to be made. A trip to Wal-Mart . . all had to be done and I had to be back and have lunch ready for 11:30 so there was no time to go back to bed.
Got the menu done, got the grocery list made. Hopped in the shower, used the curling iron on my hair . . then the phone rang. It was Mom. We talked for a while, then Speck needed to go out and I needed to get to Wal-Mart and I was kinda in a rush by now. Got to Wal-Mart and realized I had my purse but I had taken my wallet out of my purse . . and left it at home. Vince works right across the street from Wal-mart so I thought . . I’ll call him and go get his credit card. But then I happened to look in the rear view mirror and I had never combed my hair after using the curling iron. Back home . . fix my hair . . get the wallet . . try this again!
Got the groceries, got home and had lunch on the table by 11:30. Then the real cooking began!
A chicken in the pressure cooker. Meat was removed from the bone. Part of it will be used for dumplings today. Part of it will be used for chicken salad Sunday.
I baked a ham, sweet potatoes and polenta.
I made banana pudding.
In my quest for interesting breads, I ground wheat, roasted and chopped pepitas, almonds and walnuts.
Well, I think I forgot to take a picture of the bread after it was baked but it’s also a winner. I’m getting pretty good at mixing things in my bread dough. Any suggestions on what I should mix in next time?
It was a full afternoon in the kitchen but it was fun!