– Bread, bread, bread. Bread. That raisin bread recipe only uses half of the tangzhong that you prepare (in hindsight, it would be simple to just make half as much), so I used the rest to make whole wheat dinner rolls. Well, part whole wheat. I followed the same recipe but used 1 cup whole wheat bread flour and 1.5 cups white. And made twelve smaller rolls instead of six. And no raisins, obviously. They came out just as perfectly, and now I have So Much Bread.
– My friend Julie came over this evening (and I forgot to have her take some of these rolls, arg!), and Henny did well. She barks and growls when strangers come in the house, but she stopped after a few minutes and then was happy to sit on the sofa with us. After a while, I put some kibble in her tree trunk, and she was relaxed enough to do her usual thing with it. All in all, pretty good! I want to be able to take Henny lots of places once it’s warm outside, so I’m always looking for opportunities to socialize her right now.
– I continue to love my toaster oven, but I don’t think I ever mentioned which one I wound up buying. I got the Black & Decker CTO6335S. I went to Target with the intention of buying a model that was about $20 cheaper, but when I saw it in person, it just seemed really flimsy. Good for a college apartment, maybe, but not as a real appliance that would get a lot of use. The one I wound up with feels very sturdy and well put together, and it’s nice that it has a digital display instead of dials. It heats up so fast that I can easily cook a (small) sweet potato in half an hour. Less than that, probably, but I like it when the potato has been practically cooked to death.
– I have achieved a fauxhawk, so I can coast through the rest of my life, knowing that I’ve at least met that goal. I’m still loving the cut, by the way. After my run yesterday, I showered and put gel in my hair and then dried it halfway (ie, for about 45 seconds), just so it was going in the correct direction. I didn’t wash my hair today; before Julie came over, I put some wax in to give it a little more style, and that was that. It’s usually a little funny when I wake up in the morning, but wetting down the offending area fixes the problem. I was a chump for having longer hair all those years.