Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Baker's Dozen. And Then Some

Wednesday, right? I can't be certain, but I think that's the right day. Wait...let me check. Yup. The calendar says I'm right. I suppose that it's time for the good ol' Wednesday Night Bullet Post!

*I'm confused because I didn't go to work today.

*We get an extra day at Thanksgiving as comp. time for suffering through parent/teacher conference nights.

*I'm kidding. We don't really suffer when we meet with parents. We love touching base.

*It's just a long couple of days, is all.

*I only had a few kids show up for my classes yesterday.

*Very relaxing way to ease into the vacation days.

*The last of the rolls are rising in the kitchen.

*That may not seem like much to you, but it is a milestone.

*Here's what I baked before today:

*1 loaf of challa

*2 dozen rolls using the Super-Secret Family Recipe

*1 dozen experimental rolls just to see how they'd turn out.

*They are good, in case you were wondering.

*Here's what I had to bake today because I put off making the rest of the bread like an idiot:

*4 loaves of the beloved Cheesy Bread that I must bake lest I be disowned by half the family

*An extra dozen of the Super Secret Blah-Blah-Blah Rolls.

*The aforementioned rolls in the rising in the kitchen because I was afraid there wasn't enough "plain" bread.

*Should be at least a dozen, but I'll bet I can squeak two out of that dough.

*I did not reach my goal for Cheesy Bread baking.

*I quit when the cheese supply and my will to go on deserted me.

*I'll take the shame if it comes to that.

*I hate my oven right now.

*My order of chocolate popcorn came in yesterday.

*Kid selling it at school for scouts. What was I to do? You can't deny a scout, for heaven's sake.

*Chocolate popcorn for dinner.

*Corn is a vegetable.

*Shut up.

*I know.

*Did I mention all the bread?

*My wrists hurt from all the kneading.

*I knit for a little bit, but timers kept going off and I got all distracted.

*Plus my wrists hurt.

*And I have dough under my fingernails.

*I am also apparently now three years old and prone to whining.

*Another item to go in the Reasons To Eat Chocolate Popcorn For Dinner column.

*The Absurdly Gi-normous Kitty was very "helpful" during the baking process.

*Note: The new definition of "helpful" is: lying right behind mommy in the kitchen so she will trip and spray flour all over the floor fifty million times in one day.

*It is odd to me that I am more tired after a day at home than I was after a day at school.

It's all worth it, though. Tomorrow, I shall lug my five hundred pounds of bread off to the Thanksgiving feast and be happy I soldiered through. And if I'm not, then an extra helping of stuffing should ease my pain. For those of you celebrating the holiday tomorrow, I wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings and all the extra helpings you can handle.

Just don't forget to thank the cooks! Unless you are the chef and then you have the right to withhold stuffing until the proper gratitude is granted.



Anonymous said...

I bet the condo smelled heavenly today. Have a great Thanksgiving!

trek said...

Not only does the condo smell great, Mommy and Daddy Sheep and all of the assorted Sheep and Attached to Sheep relatives will be much impressed come tomorrow.

Well done, Sheepie!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Jeanne said...

MMMM. Cheesy bread.

My southwestern hominy casserole for Dinner #2 (whose ingredients list is shorter than its name) is almost done in the oven and my responsibility for Dinner #1 is to bring ready-made store-bought (gasp!) rolls, so...

My work here is done. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Donna Lee said...

The bread looks gorgeous. I just finished three batches of cornbread (for stuffing) and 4 pies. Not too bad since I had to work today.

Have a wonderful day!

Beth said...

Wow, that's a lot of baking! Enjoy eating it and the rest of the delicious meal. Happy Thanksgiving!

Elaine said...

You are a Goddess! And worthy of all the accolades that are sure to come.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Karen said...

If you tire of the teaching thing it looks like you'd be a fabulous baker. I wish there was smellovision on blogs.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Julia G said...

Happy Thanksgiving! The bread looks beautiful -- you inspired me to crank out pies with only a minimum of complaining and flour-flinging. The AGK deserves a "snooty-rub" for helping out!

Kath said...

Clearly at times like this you need a baking assistant! Someone to wipe the sweat from your brow, hand you the next clean mixing bowl, and wrangle the kitties. I bet you could offer payment in Cheesy Bread!

(And clearly if I lived anywhere near you I'd offer myself for the job! Mmmmmm...cheesy bread.....)

Mia said...

OH WOW SHEEPIE!! I'm WAY impressed with all that baking and it looks so GOOD! I hope your turkey day was great and I'm pretty sure your little belly is full about right now (thursday night) *grin*

word verif is "bedown" oh yeah baby hehehe.