January is bread baking and toddler-dressmaking month at Casa de Wannabe. Our rough plan of recipes and patterns to try this month is as follows:
Wheat Quick Bread
Whole Wheat Bread
White Sandwich Bread
Pull-Apart Garlic Bread
Glazed Honey Pan Rolls
I'm mostly sticking with The Frugal Girl's bread recipes. In "The Great Recipe Search of... today," I discovered that her recipes truly are some of the least-expensive and -time intensive ones out there. Girlfriend knows what she's doing. My basic formula for mapping out my plan was: one loaf of bread, one bread-y dinner item, and one bread-y item I wouldn't even think of making from scratch under normal circumstances.
Two recipes I chose are not Frugal Girl. The pizza dough recipe is one I've used many times before and really love. I usually add fresh rosemary, and it smells as incredible as it tastes. The flour tortilla recipe is one of the few I could find that doesn't use lard or shortening. I don't know if that will significantly affect the flavor, but I'm going to give it a try.
The dress patterns are ones that have been burning up my favorite blogs and craft forums lately, and I've been eager to give them a try. They all require only very basic sewing, which allows this fairly-adept seamstress/horrible baker to devote a bit more time to the kitchen.