Made it to work today, had bfst, brought lunch, and immediately left at the end of the day, heading straight home. Once in, I got a batch of bread dough into the ABM, and headed to bed for an 1 1/2 hour nap, while the ABM did it's work. DD had to leave at that exact time, so this was perfect. I got the bread into a loaf pan, and set it into the oven for it's second rising.
Meanwhile, a second batch of dough got started in the ABM. As an afterthought, I make this second batch into a pickled garlic-Italian herb seasoned dough, which is now on it's second rising, in preparation for tomorrow night's pasta dinner. Looks great, smells wonderful!
Tuesday's are busy days, with late afternoon commitments, tomorrow being no exception.
I started the sauce tonight, to get a jump on things. Originally, I had planned on frying off a few links of Italian sausage into what I call crumbles, to simply season the sauce with meat, while reducing the amount of meat actually used. A search of the chest freezer showed that I only had a large pkg of links and a package of 2 pre-cooked Italian sausages with cheese by Johnsonville, which I know I bought on sale plus stacked a large, doubled coupon on top of that deal, making this really affordable. I usually use these pre-cooked links for an Italian pasta salad, but selected one for tomorrow's supper. Since it was already cooked, crumbles were out, so I decided to dice it up, to further stretch it.
Into the Crock Pot it went, along with the jar of heirloom tomato marinara from the CSA and a pint of organic, home canned tomatoes (I like a chunky sauce)
Whenever I open one of my jars, it really is like Summer, I am greeted by an organic Basil leaf and bright red, juicy tomatoes. I know the work that went into producing these canned tomatoes; the flavor can't be beat by what is sold commerically.
Meanwhile, tonight's supper is the leftover turkey stew with dumplings. I had enough leftover to stretch into another round, giving me the night off of cooking THIS evening's meal. : )
Once the kitchen is cleaned up, it will be another early night, as I fight to beat whatever has been ailing me. Allergies? a virus or cold? a combination of both? Shrug.