On Wednesday afternoon I was starting to feel kind of yucky. Thursday and Friday I spent in bed with a sort of cold or allergy like symptoms. Headache, muscle aches, sneezing, watery itchy eyes, and just feeling really tired.
Saturday was the big yard sale at my daughter's house. That was a big flop. Lots of yard sales, lots of people out shopping, no one was really buying anything. Most just looked and went to the next house where they looked and moved on again. I made a whopping 75 cents and my daughter got about twenty dollars. You know the economy is bad when even yard sales don't do much in sales. Especially kids clothes.
Yesterday I felt well enough to bake a couple of loaves of bread. No bread machine this time. Good old fashioned kneading by hand.... well almost. The mixing was done with my Kitchen aide and the dough hook. Yea! I love that machine. I finished the kneading after the mixing was done. These loaves are truly a whole lot different than bread made in a bread machine. These turned out as light and fluffy as store bought. Bread baked in a machine has a hard crust but these don't. I think I'll be developing some arm muscles before long. I just know I'm gonna be making more bread this way.
Of course I had to eat some for supper. Then the rest got sliced and put away. One loaf for the freezer. It's hard to tell from the photo but these loaves are smaller than a normal loaf. That's because there's only me so a large loaf is not necessary. I cut a one loaf recipe in half after kneading so it would make two smaller loaves.
Then I made two meat loaves. One for dinner, one for the freezer. I've rested and feel much better. Today I hope to answer some emails, put away the leftover yard sale stuff, then get back onto the quilting machine for the rest of the day.