. . .and some days you don’t. Yesterday was a bummer baking day!! I started with what I thought was my Mom’s Bread Pudding, NOT! The recipe will be deleted from the Recipe page. It didn’t seem right when I was putting it together but it’s been about three years since I last made it. I greased the casserole dish, followed the recipe, put it in the oven and in 25 minutes the kitchen was full of smoke. The pudding was raising but so was the butter in the dish that was running over along with some of the batter, what a mess!!!
Mama’s bread pudding looked like this but what I baked definitely looks very different!! The chickens will love it!
While the bread pudding was baking I started my loaf bread which I make just about every week. Never fails!! NOT!!!! We think because we opened up windows in the kitchen and living room to let the smoke clear out must have killed the yeast. It never rose in the big bowl. I took it out of the bowl last night, made it into loaves thinking if I was real lucky it would raise during the night, NOT! I put it in the oven this morning to let it bake along with the morning breakfast biscuits and it never rose during the night or in the oven! 😦
Four loaves of bread that the chickens will enjoy for a week. I’ll put out one load a day for them. The frigid weather we’re having will make the chickens eat anything in sight to keep warm.
So this morning I started over and got a beautiful bowl full of raised dough and now have four loaves of white bread raising beside the wood stove! While that was raising I made a beautiful pineapple-lemon pound cake and the house smells heavenly!!
Four loaves of bread to last the week and one loaf to go each of the kids.
My favorite pound cake with lemon and pineapple flavoring. This won’t last long either.
I love to cook and Cavatini is one of my favorite dishes to fix and I think it’s because with just two people to feed this dish will last at least three nights for dinner and all I have to do is change the salad and bread to make it look like something different each night. It’s a quick casserole that’s a toss up between pizza and spaghetti.
Cavatini ready to pop in the oven.
Normally this recipe consists of cooked rotini noodles, ground beef cooked with onions and green peppers, spices of your choice and spaghetti sauce. Then you cover that with pepperoni and top with mozzarella cheese.
The last time I baked it I added to the cooked ground beef a whole, sliced kielbasa, lots of onions and lots of green peppers. It was divine!!
Browned ground beef, onions, green peppers and polska kielbasa.
Meat mixture mixed up in casserole dish with cooked rotini and spaghetti sauce.
Top it all with pepperoni and then with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes and cheese is melted and golden.
This is such a quick and easy recipe and I’ll add it to my recipe page. Hope you enjoy! We serve it with a salad and garlic bread.
Fall and cooler weather heighten the senses at my house. Cooking seems to peak when the seasons change at my house. The smell of bread rising and then baking was quite profound in my house on Saturday and Sunday. Fresh loaf bread and rolls make everyone hungry.
Fresh white bread
We have to have something sweet for dessert or late night TV. How about these?
I made these custard pies for hubby last weekend. They were so good–I couldn’t let him eat all of them!
This is the blog for our little farm in Skagit county. Here we have Shetland sheep and Nigerian Dwarf goats. In addition we have donkeys, llamas, cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, and peafowl. The blog describes the weekly activities here.