I like to bake. We needed bread. I wanted to make bread. A quick cabnet sweep resulted in no bread flour, corn meal, or wheat flour. I had a few cups of all-purpose flower so I made some cookies.
Down to business... Washing the potatoes.
Charlotte loves helping in the kitchen. she wrapped the potatoes in tin foil for me.
The potatoes were smallish Idaho potatoes so I cooked them at 350 for an hour.
I grabbed some Cashews I had in the cabinet to try and avoid eating the cookies I just made. They were delicious, and they did the job.
When the potatoes had about 15 min left in the oven I started cooking the bacon. I made a big batch to have leftovers tomorrow.
This photo looks so amazing. The food colors are so cool. I dumped my bag-o-veg from cooking class last night in the pot with the bacon and grease. I cut up another onion and cooked it all until is was all smelling amazing.
OK, yes I did use swanson stock in that bottel. No I had not tasted it before today. I did taste it today. It was not bad, not amazing. I had bought it though, so I used it. It did the job. The stock was a bit bland. I will be learning how to make my own stock though. I love figuring out how to make things from scratch.
The potatoes are all done. I chopped them up in 1-2 inch chunks. I wanted to keep them in nice big chunks so I didn't add them to the soup until the end.
Yum. Almost done.
I chopped up all of the herbs, and the kale from cooking class. I can't remember exactly what I had in there. Parsley... not sure what else.
While I was chopping I decided to make a salad as well.
OK, the cashews worked a little too well. My two girls ate a tone of these. I am a little worried that they are not going to want to eat dinner.
Tossed in all the green stuff for just a minute and it was time to eat.
Hubby came home with some yummy ciabatta bread, and we had olive oil with parmesan cheese.