Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Big Momma's Buns Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

I decided to bake the cinnamon buns from September's Daring Bakers challenge again. Mine were good, but they didn't look enough like the spiral rolls that they should have been. I had some trouble with the first batch of dough...it was too sticky. This made them difficult to roll up. As you can see, batch 2 turned out much better. Tasted better as well.
The other reason I decide to bake was because baking makes me feel better. I had a crappy day yesterday. You know, one of those days where you feel like the world is against you. I feel like we are having a run of bad luck. Here is why:
1. Mr. Big Momma's car is in the shop again. It was in for 3 days last week. Now it is requiring $1000 in repairs. The thought of having to buy a new car make me want to vomit.
2. Pappy's father is still in the hospital. It seemed like he was getting better....
3. Sasha went to the Heavy Metal groomer yesterday where they found a bump on her paw.
4. I am worried that Jr. isn't giving his all in school.
But, things started to get better once I began baking. Why you ask?
1. Jr. was at our house last night. Golf season is over so we were able to sit down and have dinner together.
2. I was able to bake because my workload has decreased a bit. Only temporary, but I'll take it!
3. My favorite show is on Monday night. Top Gear, 8pm on BBC America. You should check it out. Not only do you get to see fast cars, but it is hilarious!!
4. Jenson Button, a Formaula One driver was the celebrity guest on Top Gear. That leads me to believe he is not THE STIG. Good thing, because in my mind the stig is Michael Schumacher.
5. Mr. Big Momma was cracking me up with his accents. Last night he was working on his Irish accent. He really should scrap the architecture thing for a career in voice overs.
So, I felt like things were on the up and up. Until about 9am this morning. I took Sasha to the vet so they could look at her lump. They do not think it is cancer, but they are going to remove it tomorrow. They are assuring me that her age (10) shouldn't be a problem in putting her under. She will come home tomorrow night, thankfully. They are going to put a brace on her paw to immobilize it for a few weeks. I'm sure that will go over well. Hopefully she won't need one of those head cones. My poor little poochie.


Anh said...

WOW! You are truly a daring baker! It took me a bit of time to reach your blog and you have made another batch!!!

Now, I think your buns look absolutely beautiful. Really. I would buy those if they were for sale.

Anonymous said...

I wish you would have told me about Sasha sooner. Call me if you need me. I just bought a cheesy picture that says flowers sometimes need rain to grow. I guess that is my new life philosophy or the only way I can rationalize everything that happens to us in life. I just wish they never got a torrential downpour!

One L

Anonymous said...

Oh and give me that recipe!

Big Momma said...

Thanks Anh...can't wait for the next challenge. I am so happy to have joined this group. And, I love people telling me that I have beautiful buns!

L, I just found out about the surgery yesterday. I did try and call but my cell phone was giving me grief. Surgery starts at 9:45. Hopefully she will be able to come home at 3 or 4.

Deborah said...

I had to do the challenge over last month because I didn't like how my first attempt turned out. I think you did them perfectly this time!

Andrea said...

I have totally done challenges over to try and get them right. Good for you for showing some Daring Baker spirit!!