Motivated by how well the yard was looking, I thought I'd keep working at it through this week. God had other plans... Apparently all of His creation in this area needed plenty of water!
So I was forced in, and probably better off for the break from yardwork.
This was Tuesday's first baking project...
I came downstairs to see that the previous night's dish doer had left one cast iron pan unwashed, and, worse, one of them soaking. Aaargh. Since another I have was getting pretty dry, and one lid looked rusty, I decided to do a group seasoning. I started warming them, wiped down with Crisco, on the stove, but then moved them to a 250 oven to finish over a few hours.
Meanwhile, I hoped to improve the smell of the house, and fulfill a food need, by covering up the hot oil smell with that of baking bread. Mostly, the smell just changed to that of oily bread, but at least the loaves don't taste like that.
After the bread, it was on to pies. Monday night we'd watched the TV show, Master Chef, on which they baked delicious looking apple pies. I said, "Oh, now I want pie!"
Prince CuddleBunny told me I could just 'make some tomorrow.' I decided he was right, especially since last weekend, while organizing the freezer, I'd discovered some pie fillings we'd made last fall... After all, they need to be used!
Speaking of my oven... See that little silver spot in the lower left, front corner?