Well, The Hunter went turkey hunting this morning and got wet. Now he and Mini-me are fishing and getting wet!
Munchie and I have been busy getting ready for a family dinner tonight. My grandmother is in town and we are all going to Mom and Dad’s for supper tonight. I am responsible for the bread and dessert. Dad is fixing a pork loin on the Green Egg.
Here is my first attempt at totally making bread from scratch. I don’t have a mixer that can knead the dough, so I had to do it by hand. This is a recipe my friend Cathy gave me for a Honey-Wheat bread. It is to die for! Yummy! (Or at least, Cathy’s was. We will see if this is edible!)
I don’t have two loaf pans that are the same, so one was baked in a clear glass pan (the taller one) and the other in a coated metal pan. I measured the dough, and the pre-cooking weight in each pan was the same. I also figured out I need to lower the baking rack, as the taller loaf got a little dark on top. I forgot to brush milk or water on them prior to baking also. Oh well, not too bad for a first time. I think I kneaded them for a little over 10 minutes, just to make sure they were done enough.
Munchie and I made a couple of lemon meringue pies for dessert. That is The Hunter’s all-time favorite dessert, but he doesn’t get it often as the kids don’t like it.
Amazing the difference in the home-grown eggs. This one came from an Arucana chicken as the shell was a dark green. I love the deep gold color. Mmmmm. The Hunter is hunting turkeys on a friend’s place and the friend has given him a couple dozen of these beautiful eggs. I used all home-grown eggs in the bread.
And here are the two pies finishing up in the oven.
Life is good! Now I just need to get some quilting done!