SOC: Implementing Changes


April has been a month of changes for us. For once I am having time to learn something which I have been thinking about for a while- Bread. I just attended my 2nd lesson yesterday and we were on to making Ciabatta bread and another soft bread which tasted absolutely divine dipped with olive oil and vinegar. I’ll be posting pictures of my bakes later on in the week as I have yet to download them from my phone.

Next week we will be moving onto sourdough and I’m to cultivate my own sourdough at home to be use at the class. It will be the first time that I am growing bacteria at home and I’m looking forward to seeing how it will turn out.  The kids will be able to eat more healthy now that I’m onto baking breads besides cakes and other dishes. ( We can cut down eating out and cut down the  amount of money spent on buying bread)

Tomorrow starts the 1st day of the school run. I’ve decided to stop Doggie boy’s school bus and send him to school directly  instead. No doubt it will take about an hour or more doing the morning car run but it certainly beats having to fork out a hefty $180/mth(an increase again of $20)  just for him to take the bus to school. The bus doesn’t come at a regular time even though there is  given time and sometimes we end up wasting an hour just waiting for the bus to arrive. It really spoils my normal routine and precious time that I have to get everything done in the morning before fixing lunch. Now that he is no longer taking the bus I will have better control of the time and can use it more efficiently.

What changes are you making this month?



9 thoughts on “SOC: Implementing Changes”

  1. you are really learning a lot on baking bread 🙂 we’ve done some changes at home too to save some dough… like cut off our cable subscription since we don’t really have much time nowadays to watch tv.. in exchange, hubby installed a media center at home so we can watch whatever movie or tv show we want on demand. It’s free if you have an internet connection so that’s around 50 euros savings a month 🙂

    Spanish Pinay

  2. I need to learn how to make bread! I keep hearing about other people making it (and it seeming fairly easy) and I love fresh, soft, warm bread.

    Sorry the getting to school situation is so unpredictable and expensive with the bus!

    1. It’s not that difficult to make bread. Just takes time to get it “proofed” and letting the dough rise. School bus fees are really daylight robbery I feel and it certainly makes no sense to pay so much especially if I will need to send Tiger girl to the same school soon.

  3. My stomach is growling just looking at that bread! I’ve never been much of a baker, but would love to learn how to make bread someday.

  4. I love to make bread and am totally envious that you found someone to walk you through the details. It might only be three or four ingredients, but without the techniques to make it “right” one can get totally lost. Those baguettes look delish!

  5. Ciabatta is my fav! Just love bed but my waistline doesn’t. Hope you get into a morning routine. That’s a long car run!

  6. Seriously? You made bread too? I made whole wheat bread and actually thought it was pretty good!

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