Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Buns are Literally in the Oven

I went on a baking/cooking spree this weekend. Not only did I prepare something in the neighborhood of 15 freezer meals for the next few weeks, but I also made three loaves of homemade, from-my-own-wild-yeast-starter-so-no-commercial-yeast-required ciabatta bread (and several smaller ciabatta buns) and two batches of homemade hard candy – one batch was strawberry, the other lemon. All of this turned out pretty darn good, except for the ciabatta. It didn’t have large enough holes, and ciabatta bread without holes is like water without fresh lemon slices. So, looks like I know what I’m doing next weekend.

But all of this got me thinking: what is it about the weekend that gets us into sprees? Why do we try to rush so many things into this small space of time?

How about you? What was your spree this weekend?

By Michelle Miller

Michelle Miller is a twenty-something blogger, cook, freelance writer and editor living in Seattle, Washington. She’s a feminist trying ever-so-hard to embrace her spaces, conventional or not. She looks forward to numerous bad hair days, burnt cremes, a soapbox or two, and maybe (just maybe) a yellow polka-dot bikini in the years ahead.

12 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: Buns are Literally in the Oven”

Nothing that massive for me, although I did clean the entire place, and also made use of hot weather by doing a lot of laundry. I don’t have a dryer nor a handy laundromat nearby with one, so I have to wait for summer heat waves to wash my feather pillow, for example (even in a heat wave it still takes 2-3 days to dry properly). Oh, and I finished reading A Dance with Dragons.

MAJOR packing spree.  Mr. Bells and I packed up the entire dining room and most of the living room.  He even sorted and packed most of the garage which is a feat unto itself.  If we keep up this pace, moving at the end of the month will go smoother than a greased pig on a Dawn-coated slip n’ slide.

I went on a points gathering spree this weekend.. I figure I just don’t have enough to do to keep myself occupied lately and am trying to slow down on my reading. I’ll run out of books and money before September if I’m not careful.

As for why weekends are so stuffed, I think that might be because evenings after work are spent on the little daily chores and no one wants to stay up too late before having to work the next day. But on the weekend you have so much free time that you don’t worry about being too tired to work effectively and you have enough actual time to do projects like bread baking and other things that require more than an hour of your time.

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