Good Morning Everyone,
How are you? So Summer is here with the Solstice having occurred yesterday, but it sure does not feel like Summer. It isn't even 60 degrees yet and it is another grey, damp day. I have capri leggings and a tee shirt on, but also a flannel shirt and warm slippers It is downright chilly! I'm not complaining, just saying. I wouldn't mind a little sun, but I don't think that will happen for a number of days.
I had a bit of a rude awakening this morning. I got up around 5:45 and went into the bathroom to brush my teeth and wash my face. When I picked up the toothpaste tube I saw a tick on the cap. Our little tick magnet (that would be Mabel) is bringing them in left and right and center. Fletch told me he found 2 ticks on himself after Mabel was sitting on his lap. We do treat her with Frontline (which I hate doing as much as she hates having it done), but I don't want to go more than once a month. Mabel likes to nap on the rug in front of the tub in the upstairs bathroom and often I will see a tick crawling on the rug after Mabel leaves the room. It is just gross!
Anyway, moving on to better topics. I made some bagels yesterday! I made bagels decades ago when Fletch and I were first married and then I kind of forgot about it what with the availability of them in every grocery store bakery. But recently I came across THIS RECIPE which calls for just two ingredients: self rising flour and plain greek yogurt. I was intrigued.
The process is quick. This recipe does not call for dunking them in boiling water prior to baking. You just mix the two ingredients together and knead for about 3-5 mnutes and then divide the dough into 4 pieces and shape your bagels. Let them rest for 15 minutes while you heat up your oven. Then bake them and bingo, 4 bagels in under an hour!
They turned out good. Not great, but certainly edible. I think I prefer a regular recipe, but I would certainly make these again in a pinch. To me they are a little more dense than a good bakery bagel. I tried one yesterday with my salad for lunch - had a bit with butter and a bit with cream cheese. I toasted about half of it and had butter on that. It all went down easily! Carbs you know - I do love them.
Yesterday did not yield all that much time for making...I am hoping for more time today. It is so chilly, I pulled some soup out of the freezer for lunch,so that should be a quick meal.
Happy Thursday everyone - we are edging closer to the weekend!! Enjoy your day.