Friday, February 11, 2011

What I've been doing today

When I woke up this morning, I decided I was going to make a loaf of bread. I'm willing to admit and embrace the fact that what I am about to say makes me unfit to be called a woman. It was nice knowing you, just the same. I hope you come back to visit me sometime.

I love to use my breadmaker. *gasp!* One of our favorite recipes is Honey Oatmeal bread.

Check! Yum.

On Wednesday, I started soaking some kidney beans to make chili on Thursday. We didn't expect for sickness to sweep through, so I didn't have that extra can of tomato sauce I needed. Oh well. I decided to mostly cook them anyway, then run out to the store for medicine and tomato sauce. Started that up this morning to hang out in the Crock Pot all day.
Check! Also, very delicious.

After lunch, it was time to start putting together my Oreo Truffles for a Bridal Shower tomorrow.
Here's after the final step just before supper:
Hmmm. Not quite as pretty as I hoped. That doesn't scream "love," it screams, "Why is she feeding us bloodshot eyeballs?" Good heavens, everyone else's cutesy things end up looking so much cuter than mine! Oh well, I'll take them anyway. At this point, I'm assuming they'll be yummy, but I have to make sure I have enough before tasting one. Although, what woman in her right mind would take something to feed other people that she's never tasted herself? (Yep, that would be me...)

So that's what I've been up to today amidst valiant efforts to get hubby back to health. =( Blech.

20 comments:

  1. We always want to make something more exciting than what we already make don't we...hence the new recipes! I think that on the right platter or in a pretty box they will be very romantic and tast divine. That bread looks delicious too.

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  2. That's totally ME! I can't tell you how many times I've cooked/baked/made something that I've never tried to feed others! I've almost learned my lesson.....almost.

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  3. I'm guilty too --- of making new things for company that I haven't tried yet! Sometimes it flops (and I'm the first to say so as to take the "pressure" off the guests to eat it! ha) -- mostly it turns out alright (which must be the reason I keep doing it!).
    BTW - Love bread-maker bread!

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  4. What a relief! So nice knowing I'm not the only one. =)

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  5. Okay, Miss Mindy . . . post that Oreo truffle recipe . . . I just LOVE eating bloodshot eyeballs . . . they sceam love in this household.

    I cook VERY seldom . . . but I do like the dessert side of cooking . . when I taught, I would take my experiments to school and see how long it took for them to disappear . . . this let me know if it tasted good . . and they NeVER looked like the recipe . . . LOLOL

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  6. Sorry for the sick in your house. I'll definitely try an oreo truffle. I haven't tried the cake I'm bringing, either.

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  7. Everything looks very yummy, especially the freshly baked bread!

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  8. Sure, I'll post the recipe! It's pretty simple, just a little time consuming on the "dipping in chocolate" part. ;-)

    Can't wait to see it, Rachel! (and taste it...)

    I should post the bread recipe, too, for those of you with breadmakers. It is delicious.

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  9. Everything looks yummy! And I use a breadmaker too. So much easier. And it tastes good!

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  10. It all looks delicious.. and LOVEly!

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  11. I'm guilty, too, of using a bread machine (although it looks like you baked yours in the oven; I do that, too) and of trying new recipes out on guests. You're not alone.

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  12. If I had a breadmaker, I might actually make homemade bread. Everything looks delicious! Esp. the bloodshot eyeballs. ;P

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  13. Oh my goodness! I just made these oreo balls today (I'd heard them called cake pops). I dipped them in melted blue wilton candies to go with the Thomas the Train cake I made for a certain someone's Birthday tomorrow. I was going to email you pics and suggest you try them! Ha! I'm too late! You already knew the secret of this oreo goodness!

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  14. Now I'm hungry for chili!! Everything looks really yummy!

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  15. That's funny, Mandy! Great minds think alike! =D

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  16. yummy... :) BTW love the pirate hat at the post above.. :)

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  17. Laughed so hard about the eyeballs! It all looks so delicious. I really wish I had a breadmaker. Honey Oatmeal sounds so good. Thanks for linking up!

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  19. Don't beat yourself up! They don't look like bloody eyeballs. If I weren't GF, I'd have some...

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