Thursday, December 3, 2009

In the oven...

Out of the pan and into the fire. We're all sick. Again. Still.

I have some sort of viral walking pnuemonia complete with coughing fits. As the doctor put it : the more I cough, the more inflamed my airways become. The more inflamed my airways become, the more I will cough. He prescribed codeine.

( The side effect of which, I'm told, is that the baby will be sleepy. YAY sleepy baby PLEASE be kind to sick Mommy. )

I've been experimenting, and DAMN have there been good results :

Cheddar Salsa Bread ( from potato bread base ) 9 / 10 - if I had simply let it cook a big longer and cool QUITE a bit longer, I think it might have earned a 10. Alex ate it plain. So did most of my friends.

Beef piroshki ( Arie's recipe ) 9 / 10 - Again, i must let things bake longer.

Chicken Piroshki 10 / 10 They were horrible, and i refused to share them with anyone in case they were posioned. ( read : I ate every single last one )

"Best Recipe " Chocolate Chip Cookies 6/10 Too much brown sugar. Too sweet.

" Tollhouse " CC cookies 8/10 Needed more salt, and maybe a minute LESS in oven. Ooops.

Peanut Butter Cookies 5/10 Not peanutty enough. Not chewy, had an odd cakey flavour.

Challah 8/10 Texture was spot on. Flavour was spot on. Until i burnt it... Oops!

Potato Onion Loaves 9/10 Might mash the filling next time. Tasted fab, but fell out of the bun when I was eating it.

Carrot Cake Muffins with Whipped Cream Cheese Icing 9/10... the only downfall? I shoulda chopped the carrots smaller!

I also made Oatmeal muffins, not from scratch.... and they were damned good. But next time, I will make them from scratch!

1 comment:

Vegbee said...

Poor you! I hope you feel better soon (or at least enjoy the codeine).

Hey, I see you are wanting to make some pants for the babe. I have a new pattern on pdf that needs a tester. Would you like to do it? They take about 20-30 minutes to make if you don't get too crazy on the pockets. Let me know...

ps, the outdoors is still green and above zero here... just staying :D