Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bread Cookbook, Anyone?

Valentine's Day is no big deal here in our little corner of the world. My dearly beloved's father always used to call it (along with Father's Day and Mother's Day) "Jewish holidays," meaning that the people who benefitted most were Jewish shop merchants, since where he came from, most of the candy and jewelry stores and florists were run by Jewish people, some of whom were his neighbors. I'm pretty sure the last time my beloved bought me an actual Valentine's Day present was either 1980 or 1981; however, every time he even thinks I want something, he tells me to order it, or goes out to get it. Case in point: my gurgling jug. So, other than an excuse to wear a pretty red dress (or, more often, pink), and buying candy for the kids, the holiday goes unmarked. And, yes, I did send boxes of Valentine's Day candy to each of the kids last week. I'm nothing if not a loyal mom.

I do have a point, besides "no celebrations yesterday!"

I have this bread cookbook which I don't use. It isn't that it's not a perfectly good cookbook. Rather, it's for making bread without a machine, since it was written in 1984. There are intriguing recipes in it. There is even instruction for kneading bread. So, I was hoping that someone out there might want it. Leave me a comment with your email if you do, so I can contact you for your address.

We had warmer weather last week (almost 50 every day), and our 8" of snow melted off. Then yesterday it froze again, so our mud is solid.
Happily, I was able to go to a "you-hose-it" car wash, and take the road salt off my winter beater. Doesn't it look great for a 14 year old car? Driving a dirty car irks me; anyone else feel that way?

14 comments:

BJ said...

I'd be thrilled to receive the bread book! I seldom use my bread machine since I have time now to enjoy the whole process. Hubby just loves warm bread freshly made. What did that old commercial say...there's no lovin' like something from the oven...or something like that!

prairierunner said...

I'd love a good bread cook book! I don't own a bread machine anymore. I dislike a dirty vehicle too, it seems like this time of year it get washed ever time I head to town and gets filthy on the way home.

Claire S. said...

Oh my gosh, a clean car ! I 'think' our van is blue but I haven't seen the actual color since November LOL - It bugs DH to no end but until we get some milder weather, grey it will stay.

imjacobsmom said...

Yeah, I finally got to see that my Escape is green. Jacob rinsed it off for me yesterday! You can toss my name in the hat for the book. I may need it before I get my bread machine. Don't forget to pop by and check out the 100th post! ~ Robyn

gaylen said...

I'm doing quick breads these days. As for Valentine's Day - my hubby took my car in and had it detailed. :) Love! g

Pam said...

I wish I was brave enough to make bread without my maker but it intimidates me. Cute red shoes and dress!

Annette said...

The book would be a waste on me, Marjie...everytime I make a loaf of bread, after the second rise, it falls! I end up with flat top bread!
No valentines for Thor? He's such a cutie, he needs a special bone.

The Blonde Duck said...

ME!!! MEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bunny said...

It was nice to have it a little warmer wasn't it, but I know what your saying,you should see all the mud on my kitchen floor from just today! UGH!! I'd love the book!!

The Blonde Duck said...

You could still be a princess of pie with the grasshopper pie! That could be awesome!

buffalodick said...

I have 260+ cookbooks, and will swap you one for one- just name the subject! I don't use a bread machine anymore, so that book interests me greatly!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I am starting to get braver about baking and I am a bread freak. I would be thrilled to recive this book.

No way your car is 14 years old! It looks brand spaking new!

Channon said...

Glad you got some of the warmth. We're back to being cold again, and even had snow flurries yesterday!

Grace said...

i don't even bother washing my car until at least april. there's really no point because it'll be gunked up again the very next day. :)