Today D and I played Hi Ho Cherry-O – a cute game that teaches little ones how to count. He is such a cheater. At one point I said “You know cheaters never win”. Well he took his turn, picked his last cherry off the board and said “I just won – looks like cheaters do win”. I could not stop laughing. Yeah, I taught him a lesson today – Mommy’s way of playing is the boring way and obviously the way to lose.
I may have lost at the game but I won in the kitchen today. I made not one but 2 things with glorious dough. It is amazing what flour, yeast, water and salt can do – that is all the ingredients in both recipes.
First here is the beautiful Pugliese.
I set it in a colander lined with a floured towel to rise. You can see how soft and smooth the dough was.
It has a great crusty exterior
And a soft and chewy interior.
D chowed his piece with a little drizzle of olive oil – his request. Oh man, he looks so grown up in this shot – where is my little peanut????
I also made Bialys this afternoon. The dough comes together quickly then you just have to let it rise. Traditionally the center filling is an onion mixture but I decided to top mine with shredded cheese. These were going to be what I fed my hubs for dinner so I wanted them to be kind of like mini pizzas without sauce.
I made six and Charlie ate 2 but commented that he was tempted to eat a third. I would say he liked them. He also had 2 pieces of the other bread – he said that was awesome too.
Now on to my eats for the day.
This morning I snacked on a Detour bar.
Lunch was a small salad – lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, zucchini, pumpkin, lemon jusice and lots of my favorite spice blend.
For some protein I mixed a can of low sodium tuna (365 brand) with no salt added canned diced tomatoes, a little mustard and dried basil. I know it sounds weird but it tasted great.
I also had a Flat-Out wrap, 1/2 cup Greek yogurt and fresh blueberries. I did end with a sweet Z Bar but there is no photo because my camera battery decided to conk out during the lunch photo session. I popped the battery on the charger so I could capture my bread baking extravaganza.
This afternoon I already explained the butt whooping by Mr. Cheater Pants. I stopped to eat a Luna bar because a day without Luna just doesn’t feel right. This flavor is a favorite – closely tied with the Cookies and Cream bar.
For dinner I took 2 slices of my freshly baked bread, topped them with red pepper and a slice of swiss cheese. I put it in the toaster oven to get all melty and crispy. Oh baby, this bread is great.
I had a little fruity & cottage cheese mix too. I topped 1/4 cup cottage cheese with a banana, strawberries and a dab of PB. I am not the first to say it but I feel I must – PB and bananas were made for each other.
For dessert – yeah, that wasn’t it – I had 2 mini TJ’s soy cream sandwiches. A little smear of PB might have made it’s way onto one of these little guys after the photo was taken – it just felt right.
So there you have it. My day of baking, yummy food and getting beat at board games by a 4 year old. I did do other things like laundry and dishes – but those aren’t things that I don’t do every day.
Time to get that little cheater cheater bacon eater into bed. See you sometime tomorrow. I have to babysit in the AM then get my haircut at 1 o’clock, so I might not have a chance to post until later in the afternoon. It is going to be another crazy day. I am actually going to get a little change to the hair. The long sides are making me nuts – I feel like I have puppy dog ears when I run. It won’t be too drastic but back to the way my hair used to be. Have a great night.