Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The Postman only rings once

Well, less than that if you have a pitbull instead of a doorbell.

In any event, I got a great big package in the mail yesterday, and look what was inside!!!

No, silly, not an adorable yet rambunctious cat. That got put there as soon as I pulled this out

YAAAAYYYY!!!! A new breadmaker! Right now I'm borrowing my mother's to make bread with no eggs, dairy, or iodized salt, but when GB found out how good the bread is, he started suggesting we should get a maker of our own. When I reminded him that I had been asking for one for nearly a year, he sheepishly consented to starting a search. And just moments later I found this (which was one of the two I really wanted) on Amazon for 48% off!

So here it is in it's little corner in my ugly kitchen, and we've got one loaf of white bread done, and when I get home there will be a smaller loaf of sourdough (my favorite bread) just being finished - it's on the timer now!

While Trevor inspected the box sans maker, Aslan and Oscar looked on...

(if you look really closely, you'll see that's actually a picture of Aslan in front of a picture of Aslan on the computer)

As for the diet... it's not lack of salt that's driving me nuts - I can have salt, I just have to buy the plain stuff, which is fine. But I can't have any egg (yolks), dairy, soy, canned, or pre-made foods. It means I'm seasoning a lot with vinegar and lemon juice, and while those are two of my very favorite flavors, it doesn't have a lot of variety. I can have salads - but no dressings other than oil and vinegar. It's not that big a deal. I'm just whining. And a boring diet is far better than the alternative here, so feel free to ignore me.

disclaimer for a commenter who thinks he did so in annonymity: it does not count as snoring if one does it when one is sick. That is a temporary condition. It counts as snoring when one does it nearly every night, in sickness or health. Aslan, for example, snores. I do not. I know who you are, and I know where the couch is that you'll be sleeping on if you do not immediately retract any implications that I do. Thank you.
Blow Kiss


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck with your new bread machine. There are some good recipes and information here:

12:44 PM  
Blogger Pugknits said...

we're all ears on any day for you:)*hugs*
show us pict of the bread you make with this machine?

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your brother said "No one in our family snores" and my reply was "I beg to differ". I, in no way, insinuated it was you nor did I deliniate whether or not the perpetrator was a bi-ped or quadra-ped. I simple left it ambiguous enough for the reader to discerne for themselves. I, therefore, cannot retract my implication since no implication was made.


2:22 PM  
Anonymous Joni said...

Hooray for bread machines! Your diet sounds a lot like mine, except even a little more difficult. Anyway, I comfort myself by thinking that I can't possibly eat my way into an early grave (like the rest of mainstream America) this way.

3:38 PM  
Blogger purlewe said...


Glad to see you've been enjoying the bread machine. I know the food thing is a pain, but perhaps you can try other things.. flavored oils and vinegars?? that might give you some variety.

also, if you want to check out sam's blog she's on LJ as slockwoo. she was very happy to hear your cancer is so treatable. her next chemo is friday adn we are gonna knit some rowan stuff together.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Jensgalore said...

Love my bread machine. It's a cheapy little one that I picked up from Walmart, but it works just beautifully, if noisily, for what I want. I always just use the dough cycle, because my family prefers it shaped into rolls. Picky, picky! :)

6:30 AM  
Blogger David said...

SHHHH, Ken! She's not supposed to know that you know I snore! ; )

7:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Snore? I don't know anyone that snores, nuh-uh, nope, no one I know snores. No way, no how.

Whats that noise?


9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

enjoy all your goodies
Isn't it wonderful receiving packages from the UPS and the USPS
at least that don't snore ---well not when they deliver anyways
sending hugs your way

10:36 AM  
Blogger vi said...

as my bernie would say.......
KEN, throw the shovel down......
you are already in deeper then you can climb out
who won't admit to snoring
however she has woken herself up occationally.....
you didn't hear that from me

11:21 AM  

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