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Sourdough Bread and Kitchen Cart

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I haven't made it a secret that our apartment is less than what I really want. But it serves our needs, and that is all that really matters isn't it?
That being said, I dislike my kitchen very much. It is tiny. And I don't have the guts to post pictures of our house online. So you probably won't get to see it for some time. So I will do my best to explain. I guess it is considered a "galley" kitchen, with a little bump out.
On one side there is enough counter space for a microwave and a dish drainer, we don't have a dish washer. The other side is the sink, a foot of counter space and the stove. That would sum up my counter space. So, I have been wanting one of those kitchen carts, not a huge one, for obvious reason, haha. I checked around town and the cheapest, size appropriate one was around $120, Ouch!
So my little hard got very heavy and I settled into the reality that 1 foot of counter space was all I would be using for the next year and a half.
Then Freecycle magically rescued me. Haha. The women giving it away said it was cheaply made, falling apart, with no shelf and no shelf peg. When I picked it up the top came off, the doors didn't have a magnet strip to keep them closed, and there was crayon marks all over it, but it is well made, it did have a shelf and a shelf peg! Sorry there is no before picture, I was obviously too excited!

I screwed the top back on, bought an $.88 magnet set for the door, put the shelf back up and magic eraser-ed the outside and look at this awesome cart!! This is the EXACT one I found at a big box store here in town for $120! All I have to same is, I LOVE FREECYCLE!

Alright, sourdough bread update! This would have come yesterday but I did not read the directions correctly to reflect rising time.

This is after 12 hours of rising.

Then I kneaded it down, split it into 3 loaves and stuck it back into the oven to rise another 5-8 hours.
Chevy man's rating 10! I'm so relieved.. It was a long process, but I will definitely be doing it again!

Have you ever made Sourdough Bread? How was your experience?

Comments

  1. Mmmmm the bread turned out great! I can't wait till it warms up so I can try again. I was telling Wendell about your hamburger buns yesterday and he wants me to try them soon!

    I love the utility cart! What a great find on freecycle.

    *hugs*
    Debbie

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  2. mmm, I adore sourdough bread. Looks yummy! Good job salvaging that cart too! Looks like it will be just the thing.

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  3. Congrats on the new cart. It looks nice. And the bread looks yummy!

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  4. Thanks Debbie- I hope you try them.. they are awesome.

    Christy- Thank you! It is really yummy. I hate sourdough.. and I even like it!

    Stephanie- Thanks for stopping by! It was yummy :) I might go have some more haha!

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