January 25, 2008

Journal, Lauren

Thanks, Jeff Hertzberg! Thanks, Zoe Francois! Thanks, people at the bookstore in Minneapolis that I can’t remember the name of!

My bread book came today! I’ve actually been looking for it in bookstores in Lincoln, but they never had it. You may recall that Jeff (we’re on a first-name basis now) said that he’d sign my book if I was at the bookstore in Minneapolis a couple of Saturdays ago. Well, being stuck in Nebraska but desperately wanting an autographed copy, I called the bookstore to see if they could help out. Magers and Quinn – that’s the name. They were most accommodating, and took care of the whole shebang.

It's here!  It's here!

I’m eager to read through it tonight, but we’ll have to see how many recipes I actually try. It’s just Lloyd and me around here, and he’s getting a little tired of being served bread every single night. (Not me, man. I’ve had a couple of nights where all I eat for dinner is bread. I announce, “I’m eating bread ’til I puke. You’re on your own.”) When I make loaves of the regular recipe, they’re really only as big as a large dinner roll.

The very best part of this whole process is that I got to request what he’d write. Thanks, Jeff! (How do I frame an open book to hang on the wall?)

He likes me.  He really likes me.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “Woo-hoo!!”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Yay for Jeff and Zoe! Yay for bread! But don’t use xylitol to sweeten your bread. Apparently, xylitol inhibits the growth of yeast.

    It’s at the end of the first paragraph:


  2. Deanne Said on:

    How cool, Lauren! Just buy Lloyd some freezer dinners and then you’re good to go…

    Say… is that a sourdough starter beside the new, fabulous cookbook?


    • Lauren Said on:

      Nope it’s the actual dough. What you see is about half used up. You just cut a hunk off and bake it. I saw that you were starting a starter -- that is so brave!


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Congratulations Lauren! You’re are new Host to the Stars!

    Please, please share more recipes with us! I make 2 loaves of bread out of your already given recipe, on the same day, and it is gobbled down immediately. I too can eat just that for dinner … so good … warm bread, melted butter …


  4. Lloyd Said on:

    Hey, that doesn’t look like Jeff & Zoe’s handwriting. That looks like the clerk at the bookstore’s handwriting!?!


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