I have been trying to use up all the old flour in the house.
I have done so with the exception of a huge bag of Instant Corn Masa Mix. As far as I can tell, this is some sort of corn flour treated with hydrated lime (I don’t think that’s the fruit, by the way). It’s used in making tamales. I am thinking I should be able to use it up somehow. This morning I used it in a cornbread recipe. I left it in the oven for the prescribed 25 minutes and it came out too burnt to eat (see the picture of it above).
Eileen bought bread flour this week. I used it to make bread this morning. As you can see it was a success. I’m eating a slice right now so these two loaves don’t look like this any more.
Despite having a couple of important tasks this week I am relaxing today. I’m tired enough that this might be beyond my control anyway.
I spent too much time deciding what to submit for next Sunday’s bulletin. I thought I might be able to come up with a new canticle for the Easter season. We usually sing a metrical Pasha Nostrum to SINE NOMINE (For all the saints). This is a beloved tune of the congregation. But I am conscious of the fact that I will be getting off the bench at the end of Easter and going on vacation. I thought it would be fun to do something else. But I couldn’t find anything to recommend. I don’t have all the books at home that have canticles in them so I will check when I go to church. Probably not today.