Monday, April 20, 2009

Let's all Holla for some Challa

When I made my trip up to Trader Joe's, I bought a loaf of Challah bread. I stated that I didn't exactly know what to do with it other than make French toast out of it, so that is what I did. I had never even tasted it before, so wasn't sure how it would turn out. It was super! The bread was eggy and sweet and made super french toast. I will have to check and see if the local bakery makes it or if they carry it in the small natural foods store in town-I haven't seen it at the grocery store bakery. I did a basic dip for the bread: 3 eggs, 1/4 cup milk, a tablespoon of sugar and some cinnamon. Dipped and fried. Yum!! No one even missed that I forgot to put the powdered sugar out. If I find this bread locally, you can bet it will be on the breakfast table again soon!






Booger thought I wouldn't post her impeccable table manners-wrong!



We also started getting our garden ready for planting. We have really clay-packed dirt here, so the Dude built me a raised-bed type structure. It is a 10x10 box with cross support boards so I have 5-2x10 plots to grow veggies and herbs. We are going to the nursery hopefully on our day off this week to get dirt to fill it. I started to clean out leaves and pine cones from some of the flower beds and we unfortunately found a nest with a litter of dead baby rabbits in it. I don't know when rabbits have off-springs, but the poor little guys didn't make it. Circle of life I know, but I felt bad. I'm not a very neat gardener, meaning I just pop bulbs in the ground and scatter seed and hope for the best. I do have a good 3 dozen bulbs coming up. Some stuff I planted last fall is popping through and some spots are just bare. Try, try again! I want to get my herbs going soon. I have started tomatoes and peppers in the house and they are taking off. I spoke with some people in different places and was told it was easy to grow veggies from seed in the house to transplant and they gave me some tips. Normally I buy tomato, pepper and squash plants and put in the garden, and use seed for peas and beans, and then onion sets. I bought lettuce also this year. While I don't eat anything from my own garden (not a big veggie fan) I cook with the produce-I guess that does mean I eat it, huh? My kids won't eat peas if I put them on their plate, but will pluck pods off and eat them right out of the garden-I give up trying to figure them out!






9 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Ill have to try that bread next time I make french toast.. looks fantastic.. almost gardening time here too, I can not wait!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

That French toast looks good! I can't wait to see what you are planting.

Jeff said...

Once you go raised beds you will never go back. Our soil is horrible clay here and I switched over to 3 8x4 beds. Raised beds are also very understanding of seed scattering and you don't have to plant as close if you were doing normal row gardening.

Ali said...

I've got basil growing in my laundry room--it's my first attempt at growing from seeds, we'll see how well I do! I need to pick up some tomato and squash plants soon--yum!

Bob said...

Mmmmm, challah. I need to make some more soon. It also makes great bread pudding.

Wandering Coyote said...

I am so jealous of your raised bed! It's going to be so awesome and so much better for your back!

Dawn said...

holla for challa!
yeah it does make the best french toast doesn't it?
good luck with gardening, you will never see my fat ass bent over sticking my hands in dirt. LOL

tamilyn said...

15 years ago I would have never thougth about gardening, but put in a few tomato plants since the ones in the store were pathetic even in summer-now I'm hooked! This city girl has gone country, or something!

Debbie said...

That's a great bread for french toast. I will need to try this too...I love the picture of your daughter!!!