Today was a very productive day. I made two loaves of sourdough bread for sandwiches and a batch of outdoor rolls to eat with grilled sausages for dinner. This year, my New Year's resolution was to make all the bread we consume. I am doing really well so far.
Other than a package of pita bread that went moldy before we had a chance to eat them and a couple of packages of hot dog buns, every loaf of bread we've eaten (outside a restaurant, of course) has been handmade by me. This has been a very satisfying feeling! My resolution has also been a great cost savings, too. I estimate that I save about $3 per loaf compared to what I would have spent on the bread in the store.
Does anyone have a bread recipe that makes good sandwiches or to eat with soup they could share? I need to put a few more recipes in the rotation.
Last night, I made a killer cobbler out of the wild blackberries we picked on Friday. It was especially yummy with a scoop of Honey Bee vanilla ice cream. And not bad on Day 2, either. Mmmmm.....
I labeled all the jars of raspberry jam I made last weekend and packed them into the pantry to enjoy through the year. I can't wait to pop open a jar during the cold, dreary winter months. It will be an instant reminder of our trip to the berry farm and the hot steamy summer day I spent canning 15 pounds of fruit. I can't wait.
I also worked in the garden - tending herbs, tomatoes and my pepper plant, which has one lonely pepper so far. I am keeping my fingers crossed that more will appear soon. I am starting to think about my fall garden. Is anyone else planning their garden? What will you be planting?