Saturday, January 3, 2009

Where Did December Go?

Oh, my goodness! I didn't blog at all in December! What is up with that? It's not like I had anything else to do last month! :)

Ah, well... It's resolution time. (Does everyone still make resolutions?) Lose weight, get organized... sounds just like last year's resolutions, doesn't it? Blog more regularly-- there's a new one. Be more creative? Cook more at home? Try new things?

I didn't have time for the Daring Bakers Challenge last month either. They did a delicious-looking yule log with lots of layers, all wrapped in mousse and covered with chocolate ganache. Yum! I think I'm glad I didn't make it-- see resolution number one above.

I put a pail of bread dough in the refrigerator today. Tomorrow I'll make ciabatta bread from some of it. The recipe is a simple one from a book I love called Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois. It allows me to make bread even when I work every day. I think a loaf of fresh-baked bread transforms the simplest meal into an offering of love. Geez, that sounds sappy! (But that's really how I feel.)