Thursday, October 18, 2007

It's Bread and Soup Weather!

"Daddy, what smells so good?!"

"That's homemade bread, Anna. Homemade bread!"


This is half the reason I roast a chicken, people.

(head swings around to me, wide-eyed and breathless)
"Mommy, what's for dinner?"

"Chicken noodle soup and bread."

"*gasp!* Yea!!!!!"

My mixer arrived almost two weeks ago but I haven't had a chance to put 'er through the paces until yesterday. Man, the wait was *killing* me! Just didn't have time or the right stuff, but I finally made it happen and everyone I live with sure is happy about it.

Anna is big on dipping her slab of buttery, yeastified goodness into the soup. Grace regards this as disgusting even to watch. Anna just rolls her eyes and shakes her head at her sister's immature culinary preferences.

The girls were totally stoked to have toasted cheese sandwiches for breakfast this morning... and I was totally stoked to clean up their scraps. Toasted cheese crusts and coffee... mmmmm!

Now, if you'll excuse me, I must go let out the waistband and fanny of my favorite jeans to make room for the continued carbohydrate onslaught.

Toast 'em if ya got 'em.


Angelina said...

Jesus, what's happened to my week? I totally meant to make bread and now the week is nearly over.

I have some really good soup to go with home made bread. Well, maybe I'll go start a sponge right now.

Lisa said...

Yum. Homemade bread. I used to make it almost every week and now it has been months since I made it. I found a loaf in the freezer that I had forgotten about. It won't be the same as freshly baked bread, even if I pop it in the oven and warm it. That soup looks mighty good. I made a darn good winter minestrone on Tuesday.

Lisa said...

I like your new banner. So autumnal. I also liked the one yesterday with the lettuce and lady bug. So refreshing, but this is definitely more season appropriate.