Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Major Carb Loading

That is what I am calling it, cuz the honest gluttonous truth is a little depressing.  

This past weekend, if it was a carbohydrate, I was either cooking it, eating it, or cooking and then eating it.  It sounds better if we just say that I was carb loading in preparation for the half marathon I am going to be doing.  (Shhhh, the run is not until May, but if we leave out that little detail, then my pigging out is totally justified, right?  Can I get an Amen Sistah!!)

Saturday started out innocently enough with whipping up a batch of homemade granola...poor delusional fellow, Wes thinks adding raisins will make it better, but ummm NO.  

Then, I noticed we were shockingly short on bread.  Well, let's just make some sourdough starter (here is the record of my past inability to do this).  

 All you need is some yeast, warm water, flour, and honey.
 1 Tablespoon yeast---dissolve in 1/2 cup warm water.

 Stir in 1-1/2 cups flour.
 Then another 1-1/2 cups warm water.
 1 Tablespoon of Honey, darlin'
 Stir it all up.
 Cover with a tea towel or cheesecloth and leave it out at room temperature for about 5ish days.  Stir at least twice daily.  Then what?  Jump over to Chickens in the Road
for the rest of what now info.

Of course, that is not good enough to satisfy the carbing out mode.  We needed regular bread and some cinnamon bread for french toast.

 Ready to rise.

 One hour later.

 One loaf for second rising.

 One loaf quick freezing to have on hand.

 After second rising and ready to bake.

Come to Mama baby...

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