Wow, I guess it's true what they say that if you write down your goals you're more likely to accomplish them. It also helps that I didn't attempt anything too lofty. I didn't end up working on my City Park Quilt at all. My quilting motivation (okay obsession) seems to be on hiatus. I'm not sure why, (could be a messy craft room) but I'm confident it will come back. I did everything else - well not the "should do's" and only one of the stretch goals.
I made the Kaiser Rolls from BBA and some pulled pork to go with them. I'm skipping around in the book, so I'm really behind on Kaiser Rolls but at least keeping pace overall. My next one up is Panetone, but I may skip that until it's closer to a holiday, so after that it's some kind of Portuguese bread. I decided to wait on the sourdough starter, since I'll be away for a week for work, and I'm not sure how often it needs to be fed. My husband is great with the four kids and managing everything while I'm gone, but I don't think I need to push the limits.
I didn't end up making my friend's pound cake recipe - I didn't want to splurge on the vanilla beans, but I ended up finding (and making) this one. It was called Kentucky Butter cake which they used to serve at the Camden Home Bakery which I think I've mentioned before. If you've ever been there, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about when I mention the rich, sugary, crunchy, buttery little corner at the bottom. The recipe I tried was definitely close.
I ended up burning three new CD's for my car, too. (Sadly, my i-Pod seems to be broken.) Mostly I chose songs that Pandora had suggested for me. I ended up struggling to fill up a whole CD. I think I ended up with the most songs from The Everybody Fields and also a few from Lorenna McKenna, Ryan Adams, Bonnie Prince Billy, Ray LaMontagne, Sean Hayes, and a few others. I'd still appreciate any suggestions. I'm always looking for new music to try.
Oh, and I did finish the Outlander book I was reading. It's almost 7:00 now, and I think Borders is open until 8:00. I'm debating . . .