We've been crazy busy around here the past few weeks. Field trips to the pumpkin patch, a brand new batch of adorable puppies, baking...baking...and some more baking..., lots of projects at work in progress, and beginning to work on my General Exams for my PhD. So, you haven't heard much from the OAH lately, but it's for good reasons.
This is the time of year when I am drawn back into the kitchen and I've been baking bread and muffins along with making pots of beans, stew, chili, and cornbread. Tomorrow I plan to make up a double (maybe triple) batch of bread dough, shape it into loaves, and freeze it for the coming month. This will allow me to take a loaf out of the freezer at night, let it thaw/rise overnight, then bake it in the morning. We'll need this "homemade convenience" while I frantically work on General Exams.
I'm also hoping to have a leeetle bonfire out in the garden to burn all the dead growth from this past summer and make some nourishing ash to spread on the garden for next year. Gotta wait until it is all nice and crispy and the weather is just right, though.
So, don't give up on me...I'm still here.