How I spent my Monday........
got my flu shot (pneumonia shot next week)
went to the store and got softner salt, milk, a cabbage and a whole chicken for roasting today
cleaned the litter box
put salt in the water softner
put the Hoover Floormate back together and tested...it failed so now it is out by the street for garbage pickup today
tested bread machine and it worked!
defrosted kielbasa for supper
made cabbage slaw salad with peanut dressing
made turtle brownies
talked to my daughter
watched DWTS and Castle while knitting Christmas scarf for above daughter
did my daily Sodoku puzzle
read Mary Jane's Farm magazine (Oct/Nov 2014), Bible, Those of the Forest and Joyce of the North Woods
This is "ye old" bread maker... I'm guessing 30 years old? But I tested it and lo and behold........
King Arthur Flours
their "Easy As Can Be" recipe. They have the most wonderful website with everything a baker could want and more! Their recipes and their flour are excellent. I highly recommend their site and all their products and recipes.
I also made a super simple, super healthy slaw recipe......it came from Mark Bittman's 25 Favorite Minimalist Recipes
Mark is the food editor for the New York Times and has wonderful cookbooks out there and plenty of wonderful articles and recipes you can get on the web. He believes good food needn't be difficult. My sentiments exactly! Here is an example in a comment from one of his readers: (I'm making the chicken today)
1) Indoor beer can chicken. One can froof it up with all sorts of stuff, but really, all you have to do is this: a) Preheat oven to 350F. b) Open can of beer and pour off 3/4 thereof into a glass for later (or other) use. c) Grab a whole dressed chicken, minus innards, and grease inside and out with edible lubricant of your choice (olive oil, drawn butter, etc.). d) Shove open end of can up bird’s butt. e) Set bird, can and all, onto roasting pan and put on lowest oven rack for 75 to 90 minutes. f) Serve and enjoy.2) Peanut-vinegar cabbage salad. a) Chop one head of cabbage as you would for slaw (this takes thirty seconds). b) Heat 4 tbsp. peanut butter (creamy or chunky) in microwave until liquid (this also takes thirty seconds). c) Mix with equal amount of vinegar (style points if you use Japanese rice vinegar). d) Toss in bowl with chopped cabbage. Elegant, delicious, easy.
Here's the slaw she was talking about....delish! (BTW I did have the rice vinegar so I scored the extra points! YES!)
Dulce De Leche or caramel ice cream topping. These were good in a pinch though. (tee hee)