I should be spending more time at the gym, but I’ve been doing pretty much the total opposite lately. I’ve been reacquainting myself with my oven instead.
About a week ago I made some Olive and Rosemary Bread (yes, with yeast, from scratch, no bread machine). It was the first time in several years that I’ve attempted to make bread, and although it took forever, it came out great. Of course, because I had to give away some (it doesn’t keep long enough for just me to consume it), I got requests for more bread!
Last night I made a little roast chicken. It was in the oven for nearly two hours and completely fell off the bones when I took it out of the oven. My whole apartment smelled delicious! I also have a great recipe for chicken tacos with a green sauce that I’m going to make tonight with some of the leftovers. And I’ll still have the legs and thighs leftover for another meal!
Last summer during blueberry season I purchased two 10 lb flats and froze them. Freezing blueberries is a pain in the butt, because you are not supposed to freeze them in a block, they are supposed to be spread out in a thin layer and allowed to freeze individually, before tossing them all together. It took days to freeze them all! I love blueberries and figured they would be gone in a couple months. But I still have some! Lots, in fact. So I’ve promised Boyfriend a pie sometime in the near future.
But today I’ve been having a lousy time on the job search front, so I think I”m going to skip the gym again and make some Cinnamon Raisin Bread. At least cooking yields tangible results.