|Melon Pan (Japanese Sweet Bread)|
These are the sweet breads that my daughter made, yesterday. They involve making a slightly sweet yeast bread dough, which is kept to rise, then, formed into balls, covered with a separate cookie-type dough with is then scored and kept to rise a second time, before being dipped in sugar and baked. She had a little trouble getting the dough to rise because the recipe called for instant yeast and she used active dry yeast and didn't realize you have to rehydrate the active dry yeast, first. Also, the day was rather cool and not ideal temperature for bread dough to rise.
Today, Monday, would have been a better day for getting dough to rise because our daytime high was 98F. It was warm enough in the afternoon to turn on the family room ceiling fan! LOL.
I did two loads of laundry in the morning. Then, we toured the garden and took some photos, picked the last two oranges, the last two plums, some lemons, curry leaves, a handful of broccoli florets (they are coming to an end, I think) and several chili peppers.
|The Second Sunflower is Blooming|
In the afternoon, we took some of the melon pan and lemons to friend R.
After we came home, both of us took naps! Daughter took a short nap, but, I napped for about an hour or so.
In the evening, after tea, I watered the back garden. The tomato plants, the Persian cucumber plant, the bitter melon plant, and even the zucchini plants didn't like the hot temperatures we had today and had all wilted! They had been fine in the morning! I am hoping they will revive, overnight, but, I am afraid they might not!
Took the trash cans to the curb, too, and my daughter helped.
Later in the evening, daughter's friend A came over to visit with her and brought us cookies she had baked. We gave her a bag of lemons, curry leaves, and chilies from the garden and some melon pan.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Today's garden harvest
- Being able to share baked goods and some of the garden harvest with friends
- A safe drive to R's and back
- Working appliances
- Water for the garden
Today's joyful activities include visiting R and an afternoon nap!
Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves; others wear it on their faces:
|Me in the Garden|
Plans for tomorrow will depend on whether the Sri Lankan restaurant has the items I'd like to order for a pick up; sometimes, they have the particular dessert we want ready and available; other times, you have to order it ahead of time. They were closed, today, so I couldn't call them to find out. If they have it ready, we will go there tomorrow; if not, we will order to pick up on Wednesday or Thursday.
How was your Monday? What are your plans for Tuesday?