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Snow day cooking

Yesterday was a snow day, which was a very dangerous time to have this cookbook in the house:bread

So here’s the deal. Five minutes to fresh bread? Well, not exactly. Mixing the ingredients does take just a few minutes, but then you’ve got to let the dough rest for two hours, and then you shape it and let it rest some more. But overall, most of the time is spent waiting, and it was super easy to bake a fresh baguette. My first try came out hideous (hence, no picture), but it tasted delicious. The second baguette looked a little more elongated, which was good. Let’s just say I won’t be crafting my own line of artisan bread any time soon.

The other thing made yesterday were these delicious Energy Bites. So easy and very tasty.



In a bowl, mix:

1 cup of (dry) oatmeal

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1/3 cup honey

1 tsp. vanilla

Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for about a half hour, then form into balls. That’s it. No baking required.