Notes on a long weekend (including this week’s menu)

Little tidbits all thrown into one post:

Finally some time to bake

This long weekend is a balm to my soul. There’s not too very much homework, I have very few social obligations, and my house is relatively clean. So gosh, today, I cooked up a storm. Sausage and potatoes for breakfast. Potato soup for lunch, with homemade baguette! I can’t find my camera, but I did take a cellphone photo of my baguette. You deserve better, but here it is:

cameraphone pic of a baguette that's obviously misshapen but brown and pretty anyway

I got the recipe from King Arthur Flour, one of my favorite recipe sites, and it worked really well. I baked it a little too long because my oven is a pain in the ass, but it worked out really well anyway, and now I have baguette dough in the fridge for whenever I want it (the recipe makes enough dough for four loaves).

This week’s manu

This week, we’re keeping it pretty simple. It’s two weeks before finals, and James has some work stress, so plain and easy is a good way to go. We’re still doing pantry cooking, but it’s kind of a joke, because I still have SO much food in the house!

Tonight: Cheeseburger macaroni (homemade, but inspired by that boxed stuff I loved as a kid)
Monday: Vegetable soup and baguette
Tuesday: Bean burritos
Wednesday: I have school, and James fends for himself (usually sandwiches). If I have time, I’ll make him a baguette the night before to have his sandwich on.
Thursday: Sausage and potato skillet
Friday: Spaghetti
Saturday: The kid is coming over and we’re gonna make some kind of Mom Food together. I’m letting her decide what it will be. More about that later.

Constructive spammers

My spam killer has been going a little nuts lately, and classifying a few of you as spammers, which obviously, you’re not, because you’re my beloved readers (and, in one case, an actual Mom Food blogger!). I’m working on it, but I’m also finding a really interesting phenomenon in which someone makes an actual comment that responds to the post, and it’s pretty clear from their URL and CommentLuv post that they’re hoping to promote their link on Google. This made me think of this comic, which I’ll leave you with (click to make it larger), and which I’m sharing with permission. Have a wonderful, wonderful week, my darlings.

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