Saturday, March 28, 2009


Well, I just don't know what's going on here. I mean, last week my kids were playing outside in the HOSE, for crying out loud. In their swimming suits. Today? Today it is snowing cats and dogs! (Can it snow cats and dogs? I mean, if it were raining, it would be raining cats and dogs. What is the snow equivalent? Snowing hamsters and parakeets? Earlier, I was chatting with My Brother Erin and I told him that it was pouring snow and he thought that was kind of weird.) I keep looking out of the window and it almost feels surreal. Like I'm going to go outside and it's going to actually feel  warm, despite the three inches of snow on the ground. Weird.

I'm on a new venture. It's the Amish Friendship Bread venture. Amish Friendship bread is this thing where someone gives you a bag of Starter Goo, and you squish the Goo for a few days. Then you add some stuff to it, turn around three times, spin into the wind, do the Hokey Pokey, and then squish it for a few more days. Then you divide the Goo into four batches, the idea of that  being that you pass it on as Starter Goo to more of your friends so that they can join into the madness that is Amish Friendship Bread. You add even more things to your batch of Goo - eggs and baking powder, and...other baking stuff, I guess, I don't know, and then you pop it into the oven and VOILA! You have lovely, piping-hot Amish Friendship Bread!

My concern about this bread is that there is yeast in it. Not that I have a problem eating  things that have yeast in them, I'm just a little concerned about keeping the yeast alive through the squishing/adding/Hokey Pokey process that I'm required to do over the next few days. I have a problem keeping things alive. I mean, I've done a pretty good job with my kids, and I've not offed my husband accidentally, and I'm fairly certain that my friends feel safe in my presence. But I do tend to kill plants, so I'm concerned that the little microorganisms that are required to make this bread, well, BREAD are going to die under my care and my Amish Friendship Bread is going to actually end up as and Amish Friendship Brick. 
Oh well, I'll just pass some of the Goo on to my friend and neighbor Alison the Cooking Goddess and then eat what she  bakes.


Motherbird said...

It's not snowing where I am-yet- but I know what you mean about the weather being just plain wrong today.
Good luck with the bread. I've done it before and it's a pain, but it tastes pretty good.

Heather the Mama Duk said...

The weather in March is crazy. Good luck with the Amish bread!

Flea said...

It's really hard to kill Amish goo. And it makes yummy bread. The worst part is the goo smell.