Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Carbs are my friend

Winter frost, plunging temperatures, pantry supplies and hungry bellies means my reliance upon breads, stews and other comfort foods reigns supreme. We eat what is easy, what warms us and what makes us all sit quiet as we chew our homemade food. I love that kind of silence- not needing to say a thing because we are all enjoying, nay-savouring!, delicious food made with love.
There is a chocolate orange bread braid waiting to become dough in my breadmaker. (I promised easy, didn't I?) There are pasta shells stuffed with ricotta and spinach waiting to be reheated and eaten in my fridge. (Not eaten in the fridge, silly grammar!) There is baking all over the counter and more still waiting in the freezer.
No matter what the religious affiliation, family size, attitude or perspective, no one can deny the epicurean thrills that come with the holiday season. Time for a nice warm cup of decaf chai now, before I finally brave the frigid -40 outdoors and take Skylar for a walk around the block. The poor pup is bonkers so I need to go out and show her exactly how cold it is so maybe she will stop asking for walks. Maybe.

3 comments:

  1. merry christmas sarah! enjoy all that yummy food! chocolate orange bread? please share the recipe!

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  2. Yummy, I will take that recipe too! I am so excited for my bread maker (from my parents for christmas) I am far to lazy to mix and knead so the machine can do the work, but it HAS to be cooked in my oven ;) hahaa. I need a chai tea now (wish it was a chai latte) off to boil water.

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  3. The recipe is from the Better Homes and Gardens breadmakers book. ALL the recipes are made for breadmakers to do that hard work. It's fantastic!

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