Baking and Bechamel Discoveries

Yesterday I made bechamel sauce for my pasta and peas lunch: truly you can make the sauce while the water boils on your lunch hour. My secret processed food allowance for years has included a few boxes of Annie’s mac and cheese for emergency comfort food. Obvious now that there was some gap in my thinking (damn you Don Draper) how could a powdered mystery substance really be easier than butter and milk and flour. Now Kraft seems as quaint and inexplicable as Bisquick, having lost all emotional control over me.

And then these wonderful molasses cookies that were baked between when I got home and when I went to the neighbors’ for dinner. Delicious modern ingredients that make these better than the old school cookies are 1 tsp. lemon zest and 1/2 cup wheat germ. Recipe comes from Moosewood Classics. I would mail you some, but I ate them all.


Author: Emily

Writer/ Librarian

3 thoughts on “Baking and Bechamel Discoveries”

  1. Okay, Emily,
    I had to Bing Don Draper because I’ve only seen 2 episodes of Mad Men. Despite what everyone says, I hated those two episodes…
    But, I did find out, while I was binging, that Mattel has (action figure) Mad Men dolls, I don’t know if I want to picture that. They are produced with all the clothing accessories -sans cigarettes, ash trays and martini glasses.
    (I have to admit, I did like the clothing styles.)

    I adore Moosewood recipes… I’ve been making hummus once a week, their recipe.
    Now, in the spirit of movie mentioning, we’ve seen My First Mister, and The Feast of Love, both very good.
    Love and loss, despite all our best efforts to slow Time, nothing lasts forever.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day, my favorite holiday!

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