Well it was a decently busy week in the kitchen this time. Or at least it felt like it.
Some things I made
Beef Stew (the closest thing to soup the Mister will eat)
And my first Whole Wheat “Country” Bread to go with it
It was pretty dense, it was not supposed to be as far as I know. Bread baking can be oober complicated, but I actually had the ideal temp after kneading (78 degrees? or was it 74) but that didn’t seem to help anything. Wish I had someone to teach the right and wrong way to do things bread wise. I also should have scored deeper, would have looked nicer. Anyhow it had a nice soft crumb and kept well. So not a total loss. And the Beef Stew leftovers were not lost either. I feel very proud of this next creation.
(pardon the blur, Luna kept whining while I had this on her side, thus she was moving, and thus it’s blurry)
I modified the Berry Snap dog treat recipe I made for the pups a while ago, instead of the PB, I put blended carrots/taters/stew meat in and swapped the blueberries for Craisins (thought cranberry would go a bit better with the beef, not like the dogs care but I wanted to be official, I also washed off some of the chunks so that there would not be too much juice with them). They turned out well… as seen here
placed on Luna’s paw, with a look of “must I reeeally wait to eat this treat”. Disregard the oober long nails, we are overdue for a dremel trim (my LEAST favorite chore, yes it’s a chore ask Luna) Anyway both pups liked them, but I think they are biased and we should have more friends try them. Any takers? Seriously…
And last but not least
Chai Spice Cookies.. Very easy and quite lovely. And I will be eating them all as the Mister is not a fan of spicy baked goods… guess I better go for a walk tomorrow.
What are your kitchen plans this weekend?