Tuesday, August 24, 2010

cooking and baking

On Sunday night we had the last of the post-baby meals that were coming throughout the last 4 weeks.  Really, it amazes me that throughout this last month we've had 17 people bring meals to us.  It has been the hugest blessing in many ways. 

It's a reminder to me to bring meals to others...it's sometimes easy in the midst of life to forget what a gift those meals are during the first weeks of a new life joining the home or during hard times or just as a wonderful surprise. 

This afternoon Evee and I finally did some cooking and baking of our own.  With as wonderful as those meals were (and I will greatly miss food being dropped off at my door every other night), I think I might have missed baking/cooking just a bit.  It was nice to be productive in my kitchen today.

Yogurt making: I had seen this tutorial (soulemama) the other day and was inspired by this friend (Paul Kind) months ago .  I figured it could save us a lot of money and it seems to be a very easy process (I say "seems" as we are only partway through the process...still have an hour or 2 to go to see how ours turns out).

Beyond that, we made a yummy potato soup that was eaten for dinner tonight and saved some sad looking bananas by making both banana bread and muffins.  All very good stuff...

 the whole of it, right before dinner tonight


  1. Mmmm... that looks and sounds so good!

    There is something about that domestic feeling in the kitchen, but I was thankful for those meals brought in during those beginning weeks, too! :)

    I wish I could have one of those banana muffins with my coffee this morning. They look yummy!

  2. What did you use to put around your muffins, looks so organic. :)

  3. Its just parchment paper. :) Saw it in "Real Simple" and at Whole Foods...thought it was a good idea...and we are out of muffin/cupcake cups.