Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Needing Dough when you can't Kneading Dough

It's a good thing you don't have to knead dough to need dough. Yeast and I have been in embattled in a longstanding war, and I have lost almost every battle. So I need dough even though I can't knead dough. And given what's been going on around here I may just need the kind of dough you don't knead.

I have had a long (long, long) run of bad luck. I've talked about it so many times on this blog lately that even I'm sick of hearing about it. I was thinking that maybe rather than concentrating on my bad juju, maybe I should come up with a plan to pay for all of the major appliances (and other things, like heating and air, tires and even a car) before we reinstate the whole debtor's prison thing.

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As quick money goes, I'm not sure there are a lot of option for people of my age group maturity. I won't be dancing on any poles, chances are my granny panties won't go over well in the clubs. 

And I might just be a tad too judgemental for a Walmart greeter. "Would it kill you to brush your hair?" and "You really should wear underwear with those see-through pants." or "You know those are tights not yoga pants, right?" would probably result in a short career.

This is harder than I'd thought. And I'd really like to do something from home. Not only do I like the idea of working in my PJs, but I know that retail requires varied hours and I don't want to give up cooking for and having dinner with the family. Since that's often just Hubs and I, and he can't boil water, he'd probably waste away if I weren't home at dinner time.

Maple Balsamic Chicken Breast, a simple and flavorful dinner. Chicken is marinated, baked or grilled, and served over a bed of mashed sweet potatoes | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #chicken #dinner

Maple Balsamic Chicken Breasts
Maple Balsamic Chicken Breast, a simple and flavorful dinner. Chicken is marinated, baked or grilled, and served over a bed of mashed sweet potatoes | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #chicken #dinner

As far as staying home and making money goes, I could spend my time picking lottery numbers, but after multiple tries I just have to admit that sitting around waiting for that to happen might not work out given my human life span.

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And apparently my green thumb has failed me. I've not planted the right greenery, so to speak, in our yard. 

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Do they pay people for sitting at home watching TV and yelling at the news? Asking for a friend.

Moving on . . . 

Phone sex: Sounds easy, but when I worked for a short time in phone sales, I had a call from a guy wanting to buy these benches that are built in 2 pieces to circle a tree. Apparently he felt that the picture of a circle around a trunk was erotic and called to share that with me. In detail. As he got more and more breathless. I still get the heebie jeebies thinking about that guy. So I'm thinking I may not be cut out for this job.

Email spammer: As easy as this sounds, I just don't know how you can possibly make a lot of money getting blocked from everyone on the planet's email accounts.

Telemarketer: Nope. Never. Ever. Even I would hate me.

Phone Psychic: You know, I have a feeling about this one. I'm sensing a bright future ahead. Really, all I have to do is be positive and encouraging. I can do that.

"Yes, you will have a long and happy marriage. You're getting divorced? that's what I meant, you will have a long and happy divorce."

"You most certainly will have a girl. You have 8 boys? That's OK, if you just keep trying, I see a girl in your future."

"Of course you will find the home of your dreams. And it won't even be across the street from your in-laws. I am sensing your relief, you're welcome."

"I do, in fact, see riches in your future. Do you by any chance happen to own a ski mask?"

"I see travel in your future. You aren't that same caller with the ski mask, are you?"

"You will land the job of your dreams. You don't wear granny panties, do you?"

I really think I could do this one, in fact, I predict great riches in my future. Maybe I should try my hand at picking lottery numbers again after all.

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Maple Balsamic Chicken Breasts

Printable Recipe

NOTE: This recipe can be either baked or grilled.

3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 TBSP olive oil
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 clove garlic, minced
1 green onion, sliced 

OPT: Mashed sweet potatoes for serving

*Place chicken in a sealable plastic bag.
*Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, garlic and onion. Add to the chicken, seal the bag and manipulate to be sure all the chicken is covered with the marinade. Refrigerate for 4 hours to overnight.
*OPT: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a baking pan with heavy foil. Place the chicken in the pan. Dispose of the remaining marinade.
*Bake for about 45 minutes, or until the chicken is completely cooked. Slice
*OR: Cook chicken over a hot grill, turning once, until completely cooked. Slice.
*Opt: Serve over mashed sweet potatoes.


  1. We all need dough and it is good we don't have to knead dough in order to get dough as I would be forever broke as I suck at baking, just saying.

  2. A definite pin. You, of course, know what you want to do. A cookbook!!!!! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

    1. I don't think so. I love sharing recipes, but they really are pedestrian, nothing gourmet.

  3. I think you'd be great as a psychic. All you have to do is listen and you're great at that. But I like Alana's idea. I also think you're wrong. Your food is real food that people want to eat, can make and enjoy.

    1. Well then I guess I'll just have to take that under advisement.


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