Fly by day.

Where did the day go?  Ever have days like that?  Woke up to a drizzly, gray day today.    I even had trouble deciding what to have for breakfast, so I pretty much had the same banana custard oats I had yesterday!

We then hit the farmers market so I could pick up some more parsnips and I am going to try beets this week!  White ones, though – not red.

Then we went and did work at my rental house.  The tenant left, so we are doing the little fixups before closing in about 9 day (fingers crossed!).  I still need to get it cleaner.  People are just dirty….

Came home to lunch of baked clam strips and a granny smith apple!

Then we went back to the house for  a little bit and did more work before deciding we needed some coffee!  It seems like we go out for coffee a lot, but we really don’t spend much money on other things.  We never go to the movies or other entertainment stuff, so coffee it is!

Yum:

John and I split this cookie, too.

And lookie what is in the background.  Might be the May edition of Shape magazine…..  (separate post coming up!)

By the time we got back home, it was about dinner time.  I reheated some coconut curry that John made, although I put broccoli in it while John had his with rice.  Need to work on getting that boy to eat broccoli!

He just sauteed chicken with curry powder, and then added some lite coconut milk and cashews.  Easy and tasty!

2 presents arrived by mail today.  One was for me:

The other was a present I bought John for taking such good care of me while I  recover from my herniated disk.

He’s been really wanting to bake good bread and home and has been going hit or miss, so I got him this book.

Movie night tonight from Netflix.  And probably some chocolate.  All this moving around today has exhausted me, which is a weird feeling.  I cannot wait to be back to normal (or what passes as normal around here, anyway!)

Guess I will end the randomness of today’s post. It’s kind of like how the day went 😀

Question:  Are you a bread baker?

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19 thoughts on “Fly by day.

    1. John

      I love this book so far! I made the basic whole wheat recipe for my first batch. This recipe only contains whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, water, wheat gluten, yeast, and salt. I also sprinkled a few poppy seeds on the outside after brushing with water.

      I was amazed how little actual prep time is required. There is no kneading, you just mix the ingredients, and then do a lot of waiting for the dough to rise and rest (minimum 2 hours 40 minutes), before baking 30 minutes. My loaf came out perfect on the first try, with a hearty crust, and a nice flavor despite the simple recipe.

      The book also contains a full range of other recipes, ranging from simple to complex.

  1. Kathy W.

    Hey Lori, I picked up a Shape at B&N to look at one of the cover stories–and it turned out to be about YOU!! Then I remembered your photo shoot way back when–you look fantastic in the photo they ran! Haven’t read the article yet (I bought the mag), but congratulations!!

    1. Lori Post author

      Thanks! I can’t believe it was under the header of ‘weight loss made easy’ – cause my story certainly does not reflect that! I am going to do a post with a few more behind the scenes shot of the photo shoot on Monday.

  2. Fran

    No I don’t bake bread very often although I have a bread making machine. When I first got it I used it almost every Sunday to bake bread for breakfast but nowadays use it seldom.

    I’m curious, I always see fruit on your dinner plate. Do you always eat that together with your veggies or do you save it as a sort of dessert?
    .-= Fran´s last blog ..A day in my life: Friday April 16th 2010 =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      I eat the fruit last on my plate. I normally eat the veggie first, then the protein, and then the fruit. I’m kind of weird that way.

      I usually eat a snack later in the evening, which is more my dessert.

  3. Susan

    I am obsessed with beets! You’ll love them. I think. They are quite sweet.

    I can’t wait to see you in Shape! I’ve made bread once. It was successful, but labour intensive. Hopefully my new roommies have a stand mixer so I can do it more often 😉
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Flashback Friday – The Chubby Years =-.

  4. Flo

    I have the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and have made their basic recipe many times. It is really good bread (but takes more than 5 minutes!)

    Your reference to parsnips makes me wonder if you read Angela’s blog. Her recent post regarding parsnip fries looks very intriguing.

    These Fries Will Change Your Life

    1. Lori Post author

      I think it will be roasting for the first try, as that is my fall back for anything new, pretty much 😀

  5. cindy

    I love roasted beets. I use the rds haven’t tried the white.
    I’m going to go look for Shape next trip to the store. The book looks interesting. I have been using the recipes from King Arthur flour to make bread. They come out great and are not hard to do .
    .-= cindy´s last blog ..RETAIL THERAPY =-.

  6. Joanne

    I’m for sure a bread EATER and I do bake bread using my bread maker but very rarely do it by hand. I love homemade bread WAY too much. My waistline would balloon in a week if I baked homemade bread. I’m a carb lover.
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Whine for Wine =-.

  7. Kathy W.

    oops, I didn’t even notice the Shape reference in your entry–posted my comment before I’d read your post! Anyway, looking forward to hearing more on Monday…and yes, weight loss is certainly never easy!

  8. Karyn

    I can’t bake bread to save my life. Even with the bread machine my sister gave me, the bread still doesn’t turn out. LOL. That’s okay though. I am too busy lately to have the time for baking. 🙂
    .-= Karyn´s last blog ..Another week down… =-.

  9. megan

    I’ve been working on my bread making skills. Slowly but surely its coming along. I like the New York Times no-knead bread. It’s simple and super tasty.

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