Friday, July 31, 2009
For Lammas, I always bake a loaf, despite the ridiculousness of baking in that heat in our climate. Lammas is obviously a holiday invented by non-Texans! Yesterday, I fed the starter, and this afternoon, I'll mix and knead the dough. I'll bake tomorrow morning. Why go through this senselessness? It's my mother's birthday, and I'll also bake a cake. If it weren't her birthday, I doubt I'd commemorate it. As it is, I feel an extra pull to celebrate the feast of loaves; it's also baking I do on any day of the week, whenever the holiday falls. I'll return to the summer baking break, after this day.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tonight's supper will be a rare summer treat - hot wings in the oven. I don't have any other meat ready, so I took them down from the freezer. Normally, I would grill outdoors such a meal in late July. However, the new grill yet awaits a new part. The old grill is defunct. That leaves the indoor grill (too small for such a meal) or the oven. So, I'll bake them in lots of butter for 45 minutes, then toss them with a sauce of Louisiana hot sauce, honey and more butter. I could fry them, but I don't have enough oil, until I go shopping tomorrow. I would serve homemade ranch along side, but the Vintner prefers store bought ranch (sigh.)
Posted by K.T. at 6:49 AM