Yesterday afternoon, I was sitting in the family room finishing the inside of a bridesmaid dress and mom asked what was for dinner. I told her chicken enchiladas, she wrinkles her nose up, so I said how about spaghetti? She says that was okay. So I flip flopped the menu and pulled the frozen sauce out of the freezer. Then I started the french bread and I don't know what I was thinking but my french bread recipe makes two large loaves. I doubled the water and yeast then when I saw the mixture it was like soup. So I ended up adding another 7 cups of flour and more salt. Thank goodness my bosch mixer can hold that amount. I went downstairs to continue working while the dough raised not thinking that the mixer was too full. So 45 minutes later I go upstairs to the bread that took over the house. What a mess. I had bread dough all over the counter and machine. I should have taken a picture, but my hands were so sticky.
Oh course the shop bell rings and I go racing down covered in sticky dough, with hands up like a surgeon. My client was an Iranian man picking up a suit. I could not open the door or help him. He had to help himself. He was so amazed that I was making bread. More like you are woman who actually cooks? See what other cultures think of us Americans? Anyway I segue, back up stairs I managed to get the loaves on the pans, thank goodness again that I have two ovens. While the bread took it's second raising I cleaned up the kitchen. It was the sticky kitchen from hell I tell you. Finally the bread goes into the oven and I put the water on to boil for the pasta, tossed a salad, the sauce was heated through, and the kitchen was back to normal. However I was a flippin mess. Now what am I going to do with 4 HUGE loaves of french bread?
Luckily one of the dance mom's stopped by with 4 of my boys, who all needed minor alterations on their costumes. They had just left a 2 hour class and were sweaty and tired and starving. Great two loaves of bread and a jar of peanut butter later they were off and satiated. Miss Kim saved their poor starving little lives. I will be having brinner for dinner tonight, to use up the stale french bread:)
Well I have to go pick up a perscription and get a few fresh groceries today. I was able to get my quota of sewing done yesterday and I have plenty to for today and tomorrow and ........
Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.