I had every intention of making this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. This week, Lauren of Upper East Side Chronicle chose Four Star Chocolate Bread Pudding. I've never made bread pudding. Heck, I'm not even sure I've eaten bread pudding. And this was chocolate bread pudding, and I love chocolate.
Unfortunately, the picture above is as far as I got. I made bread--I made hamburger buns for Sunday's dinner and turned some of the extra dough into a small loaf. I cut slices of the bread and left them out all day Monday to get stale. But I guess it just wasn't meant to be, at least this week.
This'll be familiar to a few people that I talk to on Facebook... Gillian is driving me crazy. She's two and a half, and it shows. She's lucky she didn't go to school naked yesterday. Jamie and I pretty much had to wrestle her into her clothes, with her screaming the whole time about how she didn't want to get dressed, or go potty, or pretty much anything else that we wanted her to do. I remember Brianna going through a similar stage. I just hope Gillian's is short-lived, because I don't know how much more of it I can take. And to make things that much worse, this is exactly the sort of situation where I really wish I could just pick up the phone and call my mom. I did talk to Dad, and one of my aunts, but it's not quite the same. *sigh*
So between kid issues and work issues, I just feel completely worn out. I'm having a hard time finding the motivation to bake or to blog about the things I have baked. I have 4 or 5 blog posts started that are just sitting there, waiting to be finished. I am baking (check out the baking log on my sidebar), but nothing fancy. But I'm trying to work through this funk and get going again--I think I'll feel better if I do. I'll have an unofficial TWD rewind post coming in the next day or two, along with a Pay it Forward giveaway that's long overdue. I'll also have some information soon about my participation in Adopt-a-Blogger. (It's now closed to newbies, but if you're an experienced blogger who would like to be a mentor, head over to Kristen's blog and let her know.) So be sure to check back!
Meanwhile, head on over to Lauren's blog for the chocolate bread pudding recipe. And head over to Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll and see how everyone else did with this week's recipe.