Monday, January 6, 2014

Keeping warm in the kitchen

You may have heard: it's kinda cold out. Like schools-closed, work-canceled cold. Perfect for some baking.

The children (and the husband) all napped at the same time this afternoon, and I found some peace in the kitchen.

Sipping some warm cider while making bread dough, to the sound of nothing, was pretty much heaven.

Pumpkin muffins were also on the agenda, made with some homemade pumpkin puree.

I used a slightly different pumpkin-cooking method than in the past (this one). It was awesome--not at all watery, which is often an issue for me. I think the key is to roast it dry rather than steam it.

I had a helper for pumpkin prep yesterday. She's a pretty cool buddy to have.


C.E.R. said...

That sounds like the perfect way to spend a snow day. Me? I'm stuck at a Holiday Inn Express in Shelbyville, Indiana. We're trying to make our way home from Cincinatti. :(

Sarah said...

Oh no! Stay warm and be safe! I hope you're able to make it home soon!

Meryl said...

Yup--near the oven is a nice place to be! I'm having to turn ours on low to get dough to rise (gotta love old drafty houses), but that makes it cozier still.