By morning, most of the rain had passed, but it was very windy and cold here in our parts. I braved the wet sloshy grove and went out with a bucket to gather some fresh oranges for breakfast.
I made fresh squeezed juice with the oranges, along with a fruit salad, and Toad In The Hole. I set the table with some of my favorite dishes. I have collected Homer Laughlin for many years. I happened upon these dishes at an antique store a very long time ago. I think I got 16 dinner plates, and a variety of other odd pieces to this set.
it really doesn't take a lot of effort to do.
We had a rather late breakfast, so there was no lunch for us today. After cleaning the breakfast dishes, I started a couple of loaves of bread in the machines. I have had a Welbilt machine for over 20 years. It was a gift from my parents. I use it often, and it has never failed me. A couple of years ago, we got pretty big into making bread, and I wanted to have another machine to make multiple loaves at a time. My Mom generously offered me hers since she rarely used it. It is a Williams Sonoma brand, and has a lot more bells and whistles. Today I got both machines going. One with our favorite standby, English Muffin Bread, and the other with a new one, Lemon Poppy Seed Bread.
Being a cook who loves gadgets can sometimes be a problem in a house where the kitchen is, oh shall we say.....old. There isn't a thing fancy or special about my kitchen. Basic, basic, basic...but it gets the job done. Storage is a problem too. Especially for those larger appliances like bread machines. I don't have a cupboard to store them in, since my cupboard space is all used up with other things. I keep my two bread machines and crock pot in m laundry room, stored underneath a cart that holds my microwave and Keurig coffee machine. I use a baby crib sheet to cover the larger machine. Simply knotting it up on either side, using the elasticized corners to grip the machine, keeping it perfectly covered and dust free.
This afternoon, I put a pot of potato cheese soup on in the Dutch Oven.
Hope you had a great weekend too.