Monday, September 20, 2010

A Baking Day

Back in the day women had different tasks that they did on different days.  Monday was wash day, and every house would have sheets and clothes on the line cheerily fluttering in the sun.  Saturday was baking day and from dawn till dusk the heavenly aroma of baking breads, cookies, pies, and donuts filled the air.  The purpose of baking day was to get all that cooking done in one fell swoop.  In the summer this was even more important because it makes so much heat to bake even one batch of bread in a wood cook stove.

I had decided to bring the old fashioned baking day back to our home.  We have recently switched to as much organic food as we can.  The only problem is that it is so expensive!  So one way we can save money and have organic breads is by me baking them.  I try to bake all our bread, rolls, cakes, pies, muffins, and cookies for one week on the baking day.  I am also trying out different recipes so its more fun.

Here are some of this weeks selections

Two batches bread, Pumpkin gingerbread cake and muffins, Dinner rolls, Swedish coffee cake, molasses sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, corn meal mush

Many of these items are for breakfast and for husbands lunches.  After school snack  always includes slices of coffee cake or quick bread with a thick layer of butter and a glass of milk.

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