Friday, August 22, 2008

Friendship Bread

Two weeks ago at bible study a lady handed out starter kits for Amish Friendship bread and yesterday was the day it was ready to be baked! After a short walk to the local grocery store (Carr's - what a name for a grocery store) I had all the ingredients and began my day of baking. Instead of making three bags to give to others I decided to make extra loaves to give to our neighbors so we could get to know them. In case you are thinking - isn't this the same Ashley who always uses prepared meals and does not cook anything - it is except this Ashley has all the time in the world on her hands so a day of baking sounded great to me. It gave me something to do while I watched the Olympics and read some of books my mother-in-law sent me for my birthday (which are page turners!) I finished 2 of the 3 books already. So 5 hours and 10 loaves later I was done cooking and all but 2 loaves actually turned out looking pretty good. Jon and I started on one last night - we won't want to give our neighbors bad bread we had to test it out and it was pretty dang good. So tonight we take on the task of getting to know our neighbors - even though we don't know how long we will live in the neighborhood we figure we should get to know them anyway!
And for those of you who might be wondering if I have gone to Let's Dish or Super Suppers I have to say no - I have prepared meals each night for Jon and I to eat. We have had bar-b-que chicken, tacos, spaghetti, and tortellini since we moved into our house. I even made cabbage slaw (one of my favorite dishes my mom makes) for a chapel potluck last Sunday. Who knows we may live in Alaska long enough for me to learn to enjoy cooking!
As I have promised in the last few posts pictures of the house are coming - I even took them yesterday I am just working up enough patience to hook the camera up to the computer and download the pics!


Bert Burt said...

Ash Great idea to make effective use of your time by reading and baking. Getting to know your neigbors is always a good idea and clearly one you got from your mother. Your friendship bread looked very good (compared to the items I create to eat - mostly salads). I had not thought of you becoming a master chief like your mother; but, you clearly have the talent to do so. Hope all is goes well with your visit to your neighbors.
Thanks for sending the link to Stephanie's blog.

Mandy said...

Way to go on cooking! I am glad you enjoyed your day - unconventional for you or conventional - fun days are always needed.