Sunday, August 5, 2007

Sunday, August 5: Day 5

Okay, today some of the novelty wore off. Scott is sick with a nasty flu and all of a sudden I realized how much time we've been spending on food procurement and preparation (it took 2 1/2 hours today to roast, shell and then make the peanut butter).

Necessity is the mother of invention, however, and two new things were made today that may prove very important over the course of the month.

1) English muffins. We are regular english muffin bakers but had never tried it with wheat we had milled ourselves (see last week's entries about our flour woes). Scott ground the wheat very, very fine and I sifted it today. The english muffins came out gloriously--we have all eaten about 5 apiece today. They have to be kept in the fridge because, of course, the mold and griddle were greased with lard!

2) I really wanted a decadent dessert--chocolate would have been perfect. Instead I made some popcorn and drizzled it with melted butter and honey--WOW! It doesn't replace chocolate but it did curb my dessert tooth until we can make ice cream later in the week.

We haven't gotten ahead of our snacking needs yet so I am often feeling at odds when I just want to grab a quick something. Crackers are to come this week and of course, melon, melon, melon.

For breakfast we had muskmelon and blueberries and bran hot cereal.

Lunch was english muffins and peanut butter, veggies and fruit.

Dinner was eggs with onions and jalepenos on a tortilla with melted cheese, topped with tomatoes from our driveway.