My daily routine hasn't been very routine in the past week and I barely have time to read and/or comment on many blogs, let alone trying to write a post myself, so I apologize for lack of appearances.
Back in November, I won a calendar in a 'name that cheese' contest from Nicky and friends at We Work For Cheese. The calendar contains recipes for cheese dishes, one for each month of the year, and I promised Nicky that I would try each and every recipe. January called for cheese rolls. Great. My bread making skills are severely lacking, particularly in the moist and rising departments (not a euphemism). I followed the recipe to the letter but the rolls didn't come out as cheesy as I was expecting although that could have been my fault in determining if it was supposed to be a 1/4 cup of cheese, grated or a 1/4 cup of grated cheese: in baking, this apparently makes a difference. Also, bread does not like me - if I merely pick up a glazing brush, my bread falls even before I get near it with the egg wash. The rolls were good, bigger than they should have been, but they dried out after a couple of days. I blame it on the climate and our sea level or, maybe, I just suck at it. No worries, I'm looking forward to this month's recipe: Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake!
In other news, I recently won an award for a caption contest hosted by vicki (aka vickilikesfrogs), a very funny and snarkastic blogger, at Glitter Frog. Her contest is presently on sabbatical but will return soon. Check her out when you can.
We are experiencing a mini heatwave right now - I am sooo not looking forward to summer - but I feel sorry for all of you who are stuck in the cold weather, particularly those in the northeast, for having to endure all of that snow. So, in the hope of bringing a bit of levity to your situation, my cousin (who is a 'custodian' himself) sent me this link: Janitor's Revenge. I hope it makes you smile.
Now, I have to get back to chores.