Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Cold Days (In August?)
Today I felt the baking bug. Each year it creeps in about the same time that school starts. This year, however, school started early - really early! So here I am, on this August 26th, a balmy 65 degrees outside, baking. It started simply enough, I had to rearrange a cabinet that, at 10:30 last night, decided to shake the foundation of the house when the shelf finally let go from the heavy burden of cookbooks that I had, over the years, collected and piled on the not-so-sturdy 1/2 thick board. Nevermind that my, always on guard and highly protective beagle attack dog (is that an oxymoron?) never even woke up when the crashing noises filled the house and that I about jumped out of my skin - sure that someone was on their way to my bedroom with an ax.
Anyway, while trying to ease the cookbooks off the precariously hanging shelf and not destroy the mixing bowls and fondue pot wedged below, I noticed an old issue of Cooking Light. And there my downfall into baking addiction occurred...
Two loaves of zucchini bread, a batch of cranberry bars, and 24 fresh blueberry muffins later, here I sit inhaling the rich aromas of my kitchen and hoping I do not eat it all (at least not in one sitting...)
Oh- and I had help. Here is Aiden as he sits at my feet, feeding the dog cheerios and watching his crazy baking mother dance to her O Brother Where Art Thou CD (such a dork).