Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Betty Crocker reincarnated - ME.



Well, evidently my hormones are off keel or something. I am in the mood to bake, cook, experiment, or whathaveyou in the kitchen. And, I am doing it.
At work yesterday in the copy room, there was a huge box of pears that said, "Take as many as you like - there are at least thirty more bushels on my trees at home," from a fellow teacher. I indulged and took half a dozen. Now, these weren't half-pounders a piece, you know. Just little ones. Plenty to go around. I'm not that greedy.
So, today, I came home and searched on the internet for some recipe to use these fresh pears in. I like to do that from time to time - find a recipe on the internet that I've never tried and put it to good use. Today was one of those days.
While I was searching on the recipe sites, I came across a "bread" theme. I began to salivate when I read a few, so I searched for one of my favorites growing up, that I have never made since out on my own - BEER BREAD! I am, after all, twenty-one now...hahaha.
I printed off two pear recipes and one beer bread. The bread is currently in the oven and smellin' fine! The pears have been peeled, put with the sugar to "marinate" for an hour, and I am well on my way to tasty treats. I'll update everyone tomorrow on how great it all tasted.
For now, salivate in expectation...

7 comments:

mk99 said...

Bon Appetit my culinary buddy!

Candi said...

SO FUN! Now, I love to cook, but I do not bake... I can, but not well. Beer bread, there's a flashback, I haven't had that in forever. I've never even heard of pear bread - what recipe did you use? Did it turn out well? I used to love Easter Bread.

Anonymous said...

Man...I wish I had a pair.

Nina said...

It was pear cake, Jes. It was okay, but there was too much old-person-taste to it, like it had to be eaten with a cup of black coffee.
Beer bread - awesome!

Candi said...

HA! Old-person taste.

mk99 said...

Old Person Taste! It sounds funny but we all instantly know what you mean.

Does that mean we're old?

Queen Bug said...

i mixed pears with pork chops the other day and it was pretty good. ;o) maybe that'll work for you.

oh beer bread! have they tried beer chicken? ;o)