February 15, 2012
As I think about what I would like to be doing on this cold and snowy day, I know my daughter is spending her day with her children. She has chosen to become a teacher and follow in her parents’ footsteps. She is enjoying the day playing outside with her kids and baking. When I was a teacher, I always considered snow days to be "free days." The kids and I stayed in our pajamas until we were ready to go outside and play in the snow. Baking was also on the agenda, and I usually made homemade bread. I learned to make bread from my grandmother before bread machines were ever invented. There is something satisfying about kneading the dough, watching it rise, and smelling the bread as it bakes. Nothing is better than eating warm bread straight from the oven.
Because I love to cook and bake, one of my favorite sections of the library is the cookbook area. I could spend hours looking through cookbooks. I usually have several checked out and have found some great new recipes to try. Our display of the month is called "Love to Bake." It’s hard for me to walk past without picking up a book and looking through it. Although I don’t bake as much as I did when my kids were home, it is still fun to see the pictures and recipes. If you enjoy cooking and baking as much as I do, come in and look through our large selection of cookbooks. I know you will enjoy the variety of ideas for cooking and baking.
Jean Ann G.
Lone Jack Branch