Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Laziness is relative!

I confessed the other day that I feel I have been wandering a bit in my convictions in certain areas of my homemaking. One such are is keeping cookie jars filled and providing homemade snacks.

I think when one tends to spend the majority of ones time in the kitchen preparing meals it is easy to veer away from this for smaller things like treats. However, with growing children who graze ALL day I have to keep good food around to feed their growing bodies in between meals.

On Sunday evening from 4 - 7 I took a look at all the bits of ingredients lying around and made:

3 trays of buttermilk rusks

Zucchini Choc-chip cookies

Blueberry and rhubarb jam

Mixed my bread dough for the week

Made some hamburger rolls for dinner and a double batch of patties for the young 'uns to snack on during the week.

The problem with this is that the kitchen ends up in a complete mess and it's a lot to clean up, but I suppose if you make a big mess or small mess it's all the same. The cook-a-thon helped me to use up all the ends of flours and the last big courgette and rhubarb stems....not too shabby for 3hrs work.


Linda said...

You did well!

How do you make your bread dough for a week?

Wendy said...

Hi Linda

I use the Artisan Bread recipe....


I bought the book but have only done the basic recipes so far.

Linda said...

Thanks Wendy, I will check out the link...

Anonymous said...

How wonderfully productiveyou are! I'd be chuffed to have done just one preparation! Great job!

Debbie said...

Oh Wow! you had a very productive 3 hours but it is easier to do it all at once. I keep the sink full of water when I do this and wash up as I go saves a big mess at the end.

Christine said...

What an enormous cook-off, Wendy! Everything looks delicious. Your blueberry and rhubarb jam sounds lovely - do you use equal quantities of each fruit?

Jeannette said...

I am too far away to graze in your lovely kitchen but virtually...but it was fun to see your homemaking and your wonderful pumpkin.