I am so excited to get started baking! But as excited as I am to get started, I am also a little nervous. It's silly, because I do know how read a recipe, put ingredients together, and use my oven. In fact I am not too shabby with all three of those things. I think what I am nervous about is that once we do get started, it's the beginning of a commitment. Will we really complete every recipe in this book? I sure hope so!
As I mentioned above, I think I am pretty skilled when it comes to using my oven. I stand by the claim that it doesn't matter how old or temperamental it is, you can bake and have things turn out. It's just a matter of learning the quirks of your oven. Now Lisa has a nice, new, pretty stainless steel oven that she will be baking from. Me? I have an ancient, Montgomery Ward stove that came with the house we bought. It sure looks like it's on it's last leg, and I would LOVE to get a new one. But we've decided to keep it until it dies. Fortunately, it's not the worst stove that I baked in, so that's a plus. I am pretty convinced that it's going to keep running for at least another 20 years - boo!
One other thing I wanted to point out in this post is that while we are going to try and bake weekly, life might get in the way, and we are ok with that. In fact, life will get in the way for me come March (maybe the end of February) as that is when my first baby is due to be born. Given that fact, we have decided to take about a month off once Little Nimzlet arrives. But I do promise that we will be back. I might be slightly more distracted, but I will be back baking. I certainly will need something to eat during those late night feeding!
But enough with the rambling. I guess it's on to the baking. I'll be back soon with pictures and a post about our first pick - Raspberry Jam Bars. Let the baking begin!!!!