Want to see what I made this weekend?
I hope so.
I love breakfast. I love waking up in the morning and starting my day by deciding what I want to eat. I love breakfast every day, but you know what I really love? Weekend breakfast. Even though my entire life is a weekend, I like to differentiate actual weekends by making something for breakfast that I wouldn’t make on a weekday. This weekend I made pancakes, and I felt like trying a new recipe that wasn’t my usual Sour Cream Pancakes, so I made Oat Pancakes. We topped them with strawberries and maple syrup. I love breakfast.
In my cupboards were half of a box of puffed brown rice cereal that was best by February 2011 (oops), half a bag of stale marshmallows (oops), and a tiny bit of marshmallow fluff, which were the exact amounts needed for Rice Krispie Treats. In addition to having the necessary ingredients, I had a very high level of stress from watching the second half of the Butler-Florida game after having put a great deal of faith in my fellow DePauw alum and Butler coach when creating my bracket. I needed something to keep myself busy instead of just staring at the TV screen and shaking with nerves, so I made Brown Rice Krispie Treats.
I also had the urge to bake bread, and challah was on my list of 31 things to make in 2011. So, using the recipe from Peter Reinhart’s The Break Baker’s Apprentice, I baked Challah. Then I spent the rest of my day trying to correctly pronounce “challah.” I’m not quite there yet.
Like I told my aunt in an email, it’s exciting to pull any homemade loaf of bread out of the oven, but it’s even more exciting when the bread is woven into a fancy braid.