Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Trying a new method & snow removal update
The twins are home with me this weekend, so I've intentionally planned "pizza night." I am now down to one bread machine, with 2 machines having died since I've lived here. I've been making my own bread, rolls, pizza dough for at least 4-5 years now, tweaking recipes and techniques along the way. I like the machine for mixing the dough, preferring to bake the bread product, the traditional way, ending up with a better looking end product as a result. Tonight, I mixed up a double batch of my usual pizza dough recipe, using my Kitchen Aid mixer. Between my shoulder surgery and OT issues, I can't do this manually. If this works for me, once my last ABM dies, I won't replace it, saving what little expense I pay at a second hand shop. If I do decide to continue the practice of using ABMs, at least for dough mixing, I will again acquire my next one either through Freecycle or a thrift store.
The dough is now rising, my sauce has been made, using the last pint of organic, homemade tomato sauce. The empty canning jars are really stacking up, as we make our way through what I have put up. I will be making 2 pizzas tonight.
Snow removal update: my divorce/tenant-landlord attorney is on vacation, returning on Monday (not surprising as this is school vacation week), so I've sent him a brief e-mail, outlining the situation and seeking clarification as to my legal responsibilities as regards snow and ice removal at this rental.