I've been cooped in my little kitchen all day, I've been in one of those "feel like cooking up a storm" moods and besides there's no place in the house I enjoyed being in more.
It's actually pretty funny if I count the actual hours spent inside my kitchen LOL
So come on in and sit with me, let me tell you what I've been up to today, me in my cute little apron and nothing but pots and pans and cups of coffee.
Speaking of aprons, before I even begin, are you an apron wearing homemaker or do you forego the apron at all? Because if love them as much as I do, boy do I have the place for you to go and check out, it's called madetogether and it's on Etsy and OH.MY.GOODNESS, I'm in love.
How adorable is this apron?
And this one?
Yeah, I love all of these, again if you're looking for a super cute apron check out the ladies at madetogether.
Now back to the cooking.
I know a lot of you don't do any baking during the summer because it's too hot, I guess I'm the odd one out because I don't care if it's 10 or 100 degrees, if I want to cook something I'll do it either way LOL
So first thing I did was get the ingredients going in the crockpot for the Green Chili Stew recipe I shared on Thursday, it smelled heavenly and it tasted divine. I did cheat a bit because I threw in some potatoes o' brien *snicker*
While that cooked away, I baked some Amish White Bread, two loves of this delicious, simple and quick bread.
You know something? My loaves never turn out perfect, I am definitely not a baker but what they lack in prettiness they more than make up in taste. YUM!
As soon as the first loaf was out of the oven I slathered on some homemade butter which I had just finished making. I know, I know, I pretty much made everything today didn't I? LOL
And then I was left with the buttermilk, which means tomorrow morning we'll have those amazing fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes.
Which got me thinking that I needed to make some yummy homemade maple syrup, so that's what I did too. I all my bottles from when we went to the farm nearby and bought a bunch of flavored syrups. They really do come in handy now.
We actually prefer this syrup to the store bought and it's so quick and easy to make, you have all the ingredients in the pantry and what's better than putting a platter of hot off the griddle pancakes on the table and pouring on some syrup made by you?
Oh and I didn't make these today, I made them a few days ago but if you haven't been over to the Food Blog in a few, you have GOT to go check this recipe out. It was one of those days when I threw a bunch of things together and came up with what is now one of my family's favorite meals and a bunch of readers too, I don't think any of my other recipes have made their way around the net as fast as this one LOL
Seriously drool worthy, I don't know if I can go another week without making it again, good grief, it's THAT good if I do say so myself.
Anyway, I'm going to wash all the dishes and light some candles, make myself a cup of hot tea and then I'm starting on a new crochet bag, I'll show you all tomorrow :)