Sunday, August 29, 2010

Day 195- Bread, Tomatoes, and Allergies

Allergies first-

So, the RM's all smoke. tobacco (and I'm assuming other) smoke sets off my allergies. Normally not too much of a problem, 'cause they smoke in the garage and try to keep the door closed so it doesn't get into the house. Lately, though, the smoke's either been seeping through the door, they're not closing the door fast enough, or it's getting picked up by the AC unit and pumped straight to my room.

So my nose is *huge*, I keep sneezing, my eyes look really bad, my head is killing me, and I just want to lay around and say "bleh." Not going to work, though. I have too much to do- today I need to get some of my own work done before hopping over to mom's house and working with the SD on some business idea/ opportunity he has. So setting up a blog/ web page/ whatever. It'll be fun. But I need to be clear-thinking and un-stuffed before I go.

I think I get food out of it, though.

Back to Bread and tomatoes.

Bread and circuses might be more fun, but at least I know what quality bread I'm getting. Well, and I'm less likely to die of typhoid.

I made a loaf of bread. Or rather, I made what I'm calling a loaf of bread. I don't think I kneaded enough, and then I probably didn't cook it right. The top expanded like a muffin and cracked all over the place. It was still edible, but probably could have done with another 10 minutes baking time. Oh well.

I took it out and started making a tomato-sorta salad to go over the bread- just chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and some Italian seasoning. The tomato was... strange inside. the seeds had started to go, but the flesh was still rock hard. dratted grocery store tomatoes. I guess that's the down side to buying non-roma tomatoes at save-a-lot, no matter how cheap they are.

I took out the seeds and washed the flesh and called it good. Sliced the bread into slabs and toasted it a bit under the broiler, and when it was a bit browned piled it on my plate, dragged the bread and salad back to my room/ cave, and nommed of the salad on the bread. Ok, fine, so it's just bruschetta, but it was yummy, even with the crappy tomato.

I have *really* got to get some beans cooked. This is just getting silly now.

Speaking of now, I think I'm gonna go finish the last 3 (tiny) potatoes, with some carrot and onion. Om nom nom.


  1. If you feel like planning ahead, this is fool-proof. And super yummy.

  2. Ooh... I don't know that I could leave soon-to-be-bread alone that long. Does look super easy, though!

  3. I've actually left it way longer - 12 hours once, overnight.