Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I tried the gnocchi recipe last week and was very pleased with how they came out.  The Cook's directions were spot on and I had no trouble working with the dough.  It is not a quick thing to make, but I'm glad I gave it a try.  They came out quite tender and have a sweet flavor that the store-bought ones do not have.  Having said that, I probably won't make again!  Michael liked them, but according to him, gnocchi are like pasta, but not quite as good!  So comparing boiling some pasta vs. making and shaping gnocchi, I'll probably just boil pasta.  Although, maybe this means my next project will be making home-made pasta....

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Summer lasts a long time in Atlanta and living on the 3rd and 4th floors of a building seems to extend it even further.  It is November 6th and we  have yet to turn on the heat.  In fact, it's only been about a week since we last turned on the air conditioning!  The combination of a south-facing windows and being on a higher floor equals a very toasty apartment!

But even though it is so warm inside here, the views of the outside are changing.

                                                      and we are getting some rain, too

This kind of weather made me think about baking a new bread so I tried the Beth Hensberger Sweet Pumkin bread with dried cranberries and spices.  It is delicious both plain untoasted and also toasted with butter.  I put chicken salad on it today for lunch.