It's still all mainly about the Melo (look whose picture is prominently placed at the top of this page!), and what we're in to, up to, and trying to do, and all of the other good bits in between.

January 25, 2009

Homemade Pizza!

Homemade Pizza
Originally uploaded by kckellner.

Entry no. 2 in this year's resolution plan to try new recipes: whole wheat pizza dough and Josh's version of the cowboy pizza: italian sausage, portabella mushrooms, and black olives. It was very tasty - but yet again I am disappointed with Martha Stewart recipes (this one was from Food. They never come out like the recipe describes (dough should be sticky - it wasn't; dough should almost double in an hour - it didn't.) Nonetheless, yummy with leftovers for tomorrow!

January 07, 2009

Basic white bread

Basic white bread
Originally uploaded by kckellner.

Alrighty, one of my resolutions this year is to cook something new from one of our cookbooks each week. It doesn't need to be fancy, just something new. This was the first week's work - bread from Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day, which is an evil, but oh-so-good cookbook. I used to think bread was too hard to make - this book makes it SO easy. Thanks to Chrissie for turning me on to this book. From what we've saved just in the past few weeks by not buying the take-and-break bread from New Season's has made the book already pay for itself---with an incredibly yummy bonus!

January 01, 2009

First day of 2009

Was fun indeed. We slept over Kevin & Chrissie's after ringing in the new year with several games of Inca Gold and one game of Munchkin (tip for next time: more backstabbing!!!). It is a wonderful thing to wake up to sausages, mini donuts and playing the Wii. And I even got some sewing in on the first day of the year -- I'm going to take it as a good omen for handcrafting activities in 2009. One of my resolutions is to make one something new from one of the cookbooks I have each month. This month is already covered by the bread from "Artisian Bread in 5 Minutes or Less," which is the best bread cooking book ever. I forecast much bread in the Rosenbaum household's future. I may have to make something from the other cookbook Josh got me for Christmas, since technically I made the first batch of bread in December . . .