Sunday, November 01, 2009

NaBloPoMo, Day 1!

Happy November! Today is the start of National Blog Posting Month, so those of you that still occasionally check my blog are in for a treat! Posts for thirty consecutive days, how does that sound?

I'd also like to try to take a picture a day and post it as well, but I don't know how easily that will work. I'll give it a go and we'll see how long that lasts.

I've decided today that I need to go Christmas browsing to figure out what everyone's getting for the holidays. My checking account will not allow me to buy everything at once, and my own psyche renders me incapable of saving, so little by little it must be!

And I might bake some more bread today. Yesterday I baked two delicious loaves of white bread, one for home, and one to take to Jen's house for dinner. The second loaf turned out much better than the first, but I don't know if it's because of the yeast (which was decidedly foamier for the second batch of dough), or my kneading, or what. We'll find out, though!


Marilyn said...

do you knead by hand or use your kitchen aide mixer?

Bridget said...

Hooray, NaBloPoMo! I'm going to give it a go as well; hopefully I'll make it past November 13th or so, which stopped me last year.

Re: bread: you should try that no-knead bread recipe from the New York Times guy. You do have to plan a bit in advance for it (it takes like 12-18 hours to rise) but it works well and is tasty!

Heto said...

I kneaded the bread by hand, which wasn't that difficult! I enjoyed it, actually, because you really can see how the bread changes, especially after it rises for the first time!