Let's see if one post can hold a few week's worth of food photos......
Today: Sourdough bread. It is such a pretty loaf. (says the maker) I love it when they look pretty. They all taste good but I'm most satisfied when they look nice, too. Generally, the hand made ones are prettier than the bread machine loaves. It's getting easier for me to make bread by hand now...which is something else I'm pleased about. Two weeks ago, I was getting a bit, erm, overconfident and just flung some sourdough starter together with some flour and my other standard ingredients and did the single rise.....which fell. (I didn't listen to the little voice that said the dough was too wet.) But it did taste good. I did not take a photo. Today's bread is in the photo: two rises -- some kneading for good measure before the first and some gentle coaxing before the second.
Lemon Blueberry Muffin Cake--probably made the day after the less than pretty loaf noted above.
It was yummy and the recipe is here.
Venison Pot Roast Pie
Made with stew meat and the standard pot roast veggies. No recipe to share...I did kind of wing it by following a good chicken pot pie recipe. Dan polished it off before the weekend was over. It was tasty. I'm still working on making gravy without a strainer......
Last night, we made shrimp tacos with avocado salsa. The salsa was delicious and the avocados from the bit of salsa left over were still pretty to look at this afternoon. I am certainly making that meal again. Gottatellya, that salsa was really good.
Tonight's dinner will be salad, mini riblets on the grill and some sourdough garlic bread. I'm contributing the salad and the garlic bread.
I'm in awe at how the trees are responding to our abnormally warm weather--There's green in the tree canopy that wasn't there a few days ago. The daffies are all blooming and the daylilies probably grew eight inches this week. The crocii (?) came and went last week. My work clothes need to shift to spring and summer but are stuck in the fall/winter mode to my dismay. I must have relied on my black suit in DC when I needed to wear professional-business attire rather than business-casual attire in the warmer months. Hmmm.
I'm reading J.D. Robb's New York to Dallas and I'm on page 70 (in paperback). I love Eve and Roarke. I'm also reading Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer. I'm about mid-way through--(lunchtime reading on my Kindle). I'm enjoying the author's description of his journey to improve his memory and hopefully I'll learn some techniques to improve my memory.
Have an enjoyable, memorable week!