Cheese Bread - Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day
I’ve started this blog as a (hopefully) helpful record of how I shop & cook for my family.
I love to cook and bake – but I have a full time job, a blended family with 5 kids, a dog and many hobbies.
As it is with many families now and quite probably given the future economic climate; continuing into the future, we are on a tight budget. One of my frustrations is that I’m a horrible at budgeting. I hate doing it. I hate that most of my paycheque goes to utility bills that continue to spiral up and up that I have absolutely no control over. (as a matter of fact, just writing about it has made my stomach clench up. And not in a “I have supertight abs” kind of clench) So one of my ways to combat that is to superplan my weekly food menu.
The Cast of Characters:
Where we live: In the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario. Population 2.5 million. Toronto is very multicultural city
DH – great cook, doesn’t bake but appreciative eater of baked goods, creative chef, does not cook with recipes. Non-picky adventurous eater. Dislikes: raw tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant
Me – eats anything. Likes to cook and bake, especially ethnic food. Sweet tooth. Dislikes: liver. I have never eaten or prepared it as an adult. Except for pate.
DS 1 – picky eater but loves comfort food & ethnic food. Go figure. Voices issues with food before trying it . Will decimate a snack cupboard like a swarm of locusts.
DSS 1 – picky picky eater. No onions, raw tomatoes or anything he has a philosophical issue with, which apparently includes any fatty stuff on meat and celery. Can cook, but works full time and is usually home for meals on weekends only.
DS 2 – was like DS 1 until he was about 13 or so. In last year he eats anything, in copious quantities. His favourite meal would be bacon wrapped bacon with bacon sauce served with bacon.
DSD – likes most things but will voice issues with it before trying. Severe candy tooth.
In this blog I hope to share with readers my techniques, equipment and helpful blogs I use to plan and feed this motley cast of characters. For example, the photo above is a picture of cheese buns that I made from the Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day master recipe. I’ve added a link to their fantastic blog. If you don’t have this book, go buy it now, or go to your library now.
Oh, and I have another blog at: http://firstname.lastname@example.org which is my sewing blog.