Carbo Loading

What's possessed me?  Instead of cleaning the house, putting extra toilet paper in the bathrooms, clearing out closet space, -- you know, all the things you should do when lots of people descend on your house for a week long visit.... I've been spending days trying to make rolls and bread.

I've gone a bit off the deep end.

Still, it's been kind of fun.  Now there are multigrain dinner rolls that will be warmed up for Thanksgiving dinner.

The yeast in the cranberry nut breakfast rolls (complete with the dusting of raw sugar) was most definitely ALIVE!  The balls of dough went from these polite little things

to these monsters, that had no sense of personal space. 

And then, they baked into these beauties.

The wild rice and chive batardes baked nicely too, though we'll have to see how they taste at dinnertime.  They browned quickly and I'm wondering if I should have covered them with foil to keep baking.  Instead, I took them out of the oven, sooner than might have been wise.  They look lovely, but they might be a bit raw inside.   Ah, the adventure.

Well, if it doesn't work, we can all chow down on oatmeal butterscotch cookies.  The cookie jar is packed with them, with extras on the side.

While I wait for dough to rise, or when I'm tired of cleaning, I turn to my pup for a little break.  She's been keeping me in stitches with her antics.

This dog just oozes love.

Now back to cleaning the house.  It got a bit dusty while I was working.  But maybe it's flour.....

Happy Thanksgiving!


Norma Schlager said…
Baking your own bread in the midst of everything else you have to do. I'm impressed! They all look delicious.
Happy Thanksgiving!