there are some cooking/baking activities that - when i finally complete them - i feel like they deserve an extra round of celebration. (aside from the celebration of eating the result, of course.)
this includes activities like roasting a chicken, or roasting a turkey, or making homemade stock, or making lasagna, or baking bread (all checked off my list). or activities like baking a pie (with homemade crust), or making pasta by hand, or making chocolate pudding (all still on my list).
at the moment, i am attempting to perfect the art of nisu, a finnish sweetbread. i made my third batch in five days last night. (the first batch didn't rise. the second batch was good but the cinnamon rolls layers melted back together and didn't un-roll so i wanted to try again. the third batch is good but needed a slightly lower oven temperature and a few more minutes in the oven.)
apparently this is one of those activities that needs to be celebrated because, while the second batch was baking, i could not help dancing around the house every few minutes singing, "i have cinnamon rolls! i have cinnamon rolls!"
and when they were done! oh, the joy.
and when the third batch was done and i could unroll my cinnamon roll! oh, the bliss.
so now i'm curious. what cooking/baking activities make you feel like a domestic god or goddess?
let us pretend that this is an artistic photographic rendition of the lunar eclipse.
since i missed it.
(due to very cloudy skies, i like to think. in all fairness, i was not outside at the actual time of the eclipse so i suppose the clouds could have parted. but at 11pm and 4am, when i was outside, there were clouds galore.)