It was a cold and dismal day in the Ozarks. It was one of those days when you need the lights on & the heat. Just wish Spring would stay around for a few days straight. I haven't been able to even get my garden tilled. What's the deal with this weather? So many people are sick, including Allison & the g'kids. If I had lots of money, I'd pack us all up & go somewhere warm. Guess that's not going to happen!
Since I didn't want to get out today, I decided to do a little more bread experimenting. Recently I purchased the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day because it had been mentioned repeatedly on the blogs. You make a large batch of dough that will make several loaves and then keep it in the fridge for up to 14 days. There's no kneading. I used my mixer with dough hooks just until everything is combined. It rose beautifully and then it was placed in the fridge. Can't wait to bake some. I'll let you know how it turns out.
I'm fixing Easter dinner for my little family and John's Mom on Sunday. Sometimes it's just too much trying to get everyone together and I thought the little ones weren't up to a big crowd. We'll just have the usual ham/deviled eggs fare but I bought beautiful strawberries to dip in chocolate. My friend, Annie, brought these over one night and there's no going back. They're every one's favorite.