Saturday, September 20, 2008

pretty bagels, lack of inspiration

First thing's first. I made something pretty!

I've been eating bagels w/ cream cheese & strawberry jam for breakfast lately, and a $7 4-pack of gf bagels from the store were getting pricey. So, I whipped up a batch to freeze. And I actually waited until they rose properly. And they came out pretty! Look:

In other news, I've been wanting to cook something neat, because I haven't updated the blog here for a while. But nothing's really striking my fancy. The ole appetite is minimal for whatever reasons it has.

That, and I had to throw out 90% of my food when the power went out, so the ingredients are ultra-low. But you know what that also means? A clean grocery-shopping slate! And I do love grocery shopping.

The weather here has given us a break, with a cool front right after the hurricane that lasted for a few days. Now it's warming back up and I'm longing for the cool-weather stews and soups. But who wants hot soup on a 90-degree day?

Maybe I'll crank down the AC and pretend it's cold outside. I'm thinking minestrone soup.


Maureen "Hold The Gluten" said...

A gluten free bagel from scratch?! You are a cooking goddess! Is this the same recipe as your initial May post? I'm totally inspired to give this is try (bagels from scratch intimidates me a bit, but $7.00 a package motivates me!).

PS - They do look very pretty :)

Maureen "Hold The Gluten" said...

I will definitely try the bagel recipe -- they looked so darn yummy! I'll let you know how they turn out...

By the way, I love your blog!! Happened upon it via Gluten Free in Cleveland's blog. You seriously need to have t-shirts made with the drawing by your sister (and the title!). I would totally buy one! FYI, I added your site to mine under Looky! GF Blogs. Many thanks for adding me to your blogroll :)