|Chair in place near the fire. Needs a very big bath, though. Also there are supports under the chair which are missing. Maybe Jonathan can help me make new ones.|
Next was a trip to Lavalley's to share the dimensions of the kitchen counter and get an estimate of the cost of same.Way more than I was expecting, and I failed to ask about clearance for the dishwasher. Once we place the order it will be about ten days for the construction of the custom-made counter topping. Sadly, because of our corner sink, we cannot use the preformed material which has the lovely rounded edges. We will have a square edge on both the counter-topping and the back-splash. It will be fine, even though it will not be beautiful.
When I finally arrived home I discovered that we were not going visiting teaching as our sister had forgotten our visit and was doing something else. Today that was good news! I pulled the soft pretzel dough out of the bucket and made 6 of them. When I finally finished the process I discovered how ugly they were. Oh, well. They were nice and chewy. Since it was a pain to go through all the process of making them (mixing, rising, chilling, forming, rising, boiling, draining, egg washing, cooking) I formed the rest of the dough into one oblong loaf and egg-washed it and applied sesame seeds. The loaf looks wonderful. It feels a little heavy. Tomorrow we will slice it and see how it came out. The recipe came from "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day". Again! I love that book.
|"Bagel: bread on parchment paper, baked on pizza pan, not pizza stone|
While working on the bread project I moved the plastic table which Bob and Owen had been using for sheetrock/tiling project tools upstairs and which Bob had brought downstairs and scrubbed up. I took it over for a better temporary kitchen in the addition. This is kind of clutter-y and in the way but much more convenient. If you think the water in the 'rinse bucket' looks dirty, it really is dirty. I had just put in a mug that had held hot chocolate earlier this afternoon when I was trying to get warm from the inside out. Didn't work this time.
|This is MUCH better than the most recent "kitchen", though that one caused miles of walking back and forth to the living room 'coffee table'.|