Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Rainy day...

Seems like the perfect time to suit up my favorite sous chef
and start cooking! We've been at it all day while the big people are doing their work.

Pulled pork in the crock pot

Corn muffins for the pork and "Mary, Queen of Saints" muffins for Saturday

The last is a bit of a stretch for me but I'm game. If you look behind cutie in the picture above there is a green "Slovak-American cook book" Not sure why the "American" since it's all Slovak recipes (techniques like scalding your milk and using cake yeast) but it's my go-to for all things authentic.

Today is paska. Yes, it's traditionally Easter bread but Sunday is the Slovak Festival and we have to bake something. So, paska it is. Including golden raisins and cottage cheese dough for the middle. Looks promising. Hopefully this practice will make for some delicious loaves later.

Cottage cheese and regular dough...almost ready!
I am so grateful to have a vocation that allows me to cook and bake, especially for my family. It is a wonderful way to build traditions, share fun and grow together. I'm not a baker (I don't like to measure) so I make mistakes...that's a good thing to teach little ones that everything isn't perfect but if you take the time and love to make it, it's good no matter what it tastes like. Usually, it tastes pretty good.

We are blessed.

1 comment:

  1. Yummm! Praying for your day tomorrow (and that you are getting some sound sleep tonight!)