This time I took pictures of *my* meal to make it seem really exciting!
Last night we had "stew". I put it in quotes because I make lame, fake stew. I cube lean meat and then add jarred gravy. I make it in the slow cooker so I don't even have to babysit it on the stove.
(Have you deduced yet that I don't like to cook?)
Here's the somewhat thawed cubed meat in the slow cooker with one large jar of gravy.
Next I cut up some carrots, onion and celery and added that.
Gave it some hearty shakes of salt and pepper. Also added some other spices.
Mixed it all together!
Now because it's in the slow cooker (aka my best friend), in the immortal words of Ron Popeil,
I can "Set it and Forget it!"
Now, in the meantime, I decided to try something I've not used before - frozen bread dough. I thought a nice, fresh baked loaf of bread would distract from my lame stew. However, I was feeling very dubious that this frozen white torpedo was going to ever be a nice, fresh baked loaf of bread. I took it out of the freezer very early - around 8:45am - to give it plenty of time to thaw and rise. I followed the instructions and sprayed a loaf pan with Pam and put the white torpedo of death in it, sprayed the top of the torpedo with more Pan, then covered it with some waxed paper.
Doesn't look too promising, does it?
Maybe around 1pm I detected movement. It was actually starting to rise! By mid afternoon, it looked like this:
By 4:30pm when I put it in the oven, it had grown to this size!
Then exactly 30 minutes later, voila! (Or as some might say, "wala", or I've even seen "whalla")
Would you believe it? From a frozen torpedo! Amazing! What will they think of next?
So here, finally, is what I had for dinner!
Now please tell me what YOU had!
(It's ok if you didn't take pictures.)