Sunday, April 30, 2006

Julia

I'll be honest: yesterday I had a culinary disaster...

My Low-Iodine Diet preparations have begun. One of my coworkers brought me her bread machine so that I can make my own bread, and yesterday I had visions of making wonderful bread, second only to my Nana's creations.


You have to realize that bread machines are for no-talent cooks. You dump in the ingredients and the machine does everything else... except for yesterday when it signaled that it was finished, and I found a mess of unmixed flour and gummy putty. It was Disappointment City.

I called Nana. I researched online to see if I had done anything wrong... How do you mess up two directions: dump, press start. Today I decided I would try it one more time before I returned it Monday.

Et voila! I have a beautiful honey loaf cooling in the kitchen...

Actually, I've been cooking all day. I've also made some individual meatloaves, salad dressing, and a sweet nut mix that's currently cooling. Tonight I'm either going to make brownies or muffins - I've not yet decided which. Maybe both.

My greatest accomplishments today have been breaking eggs without spilling the yolks. It slid just like Mom said it would, and it was so photogenic that Julia would've even been proud. I may get the hang of this kitchen-thing yet.

Most of my recipies are coming from this Low-Iodine Cookbook from the Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association. This webpage has been an excellent resource for me the last couple of months.

4 comments:

nicole said...

Wow, I'm impressed -- that stuff sounds great! All those tasty viddles and it's still low iodine?

Mind you, I have no idea what foods even CONTAIN iodine, outside of iodized salt...

Kate said...

So what _DID_ you do wrong with the first batch of bread?

Oh, and thanks for making my mouth water. :-p

Unequivocal_Prowess said...

How are the recipes?!? I am dying to know! Did Kasey get you the vanilla extract?

genderist said...

N: Iodized salt, anything seafood, anything dairy, any bread not homemade (as well as crackers, too), anything that's ever looked at the inside of a can, red 40... but have no fear; wine doesn't have iodine.

K: No clue. I think the pan may not have been completely connected to the machine... or something. Or maybe I just didn't stand on my left foot the right way?

UP: Haven't seen any vanilla, but I'm sure it'll be forthcoming. And they sound way better than they actually taste. :)