Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Anniversary Bread...

Today is our 34th anniversary, although I think my husband has forgotten. This is a phenomena that has been occurring with greater frequency the past few years. Three years ago, I forgot our anniversary and my husband remembered the occasion with a card and gift. He loved that. Last year we both forgot, remembering it a few weeks later and chuckling about it. But this year I did remember. I bought him a little gift and spent the morning in the kitchen, baking bread and preparing a special dinner. The champagne is chilling and I’m looking forward to seeing his amused expression when he walks in tonight and sees the gift by his plate. Oops! After 34 years, this is so NOT important anymore...

This is a little sketch I did last year, the first time I made no-knead bread. I didn't post the drawing because I didn't like it. I still don't like it, but I have an anniversary celebration to get ready for!.. so no drawing or painting today. I think I posted the bread recipe on my first (now defunct) blog, Present Tense, and I’m going to post it again at Kitchen Canvas. It’s easy to make and has a wonderful, chewy texture. The small community near where I live in rural Oregon lacks both good restaurants and good bread, so if I want artisan style bread I have to make it myself. And now that artisanal bread is $4-$5 a loaf, baking it at home has become more appealing.

3 comments:

Sherry said...

Happy anniversary, Sharon - a little late. You've been married one year longer than we have, and these days staying married that long is a rare thing! I was laughing reading about the chewy bread. On Sunday DH brought home a nice crusty loaf, and I broke a tooth on it. Still, I love crusty bread.

willow said...

Many congratulations! We will be celebrating our 31st this summer, so we are right behind you. This recipe looks like one we would enjoy. Thanks!

africantapestry said...

I'm late but still here before the month ran out! Happy anniversary..yip, probably you're right, we have other more important things keeping us going after so many years...as long as our birthdays are still remembered, I quite like feeling special on my birthday!
Ronell