I’m sure Mudpie would understand that I must displace the news about her with a great baseball announcement:
Cubs recall Murton from Triple-A
Yippee! The red-head is back.
In other news, I’ve been doing lots of bread baking in the past week. Three recipes from Rose’s Bread Bible. First I tried making the Semolina Torpedo, but the Semolina I have is the type for pasta and, despite what you might read on the internet, trying to grind it into a fine flour using a food processor does not work. So that loaf shrunk up. Edible, but not very good. Then I made both Cracked Wheat Bread and Flaxseed Bread. Both turned out great! Excellent sandwich breads.
Interested cooks will also notice that I’ve added a few other recipes to the Recipe Index and Pages lists. If you try them out, let me know how they turn out. Tomorrow I’m testing out my Pad Thai recipe. I finally wrote up my consolidation of about eight different pad thai recipes. Once I give it the kitchen test (and make any necessary changes), I’ll post that here as well.
My boy Matty Murton is back down in the minors. Unfortunately for him, everybody else had really hot bats while he was up, so he didn’t get to play much (8 games, 14 at bats, 2 runs, 3 hits, 4 rbi, .214 AVG, .267 OBP). So Soriano comes back and Matty goes back to Iowa.
The good news is that the Cubbies are still in first place in the division (though just barely in front of the Cardinals).
So, time to get back to the recipes I promised . . .
And by the way “HAPPY MAY DAY!!!”
No, not me.
MATT MURTON, my favorite Chicago Cub. Resurrected from the minors due to Soriano’s calf strain/sprain/pull/tear . . . . Matty is only 1 for 8 in two games, but yesterday he had two very “productive outs” producing 2 RBI. I’m sure he’ll do better once/if the Cubs stop playing head games with him. (When Soriano went down, they first brought up Eric Patterson who went 0 for 6 in 3 games—possible publicity stunt so they could play up the Corey/Eric Patterson matchup.) I will resist the urge to rant about how Soriano has been a big waste of money, but you might notice that the Cubs scored 53 runs in the 6 games since he’s been injured compared to 59 runs in the 12 games he played (his average .175) 🙂
BTW—if you didn’t get the “adorable redhead” reference, see
Are You Smarter than A Cubs Fan? #3
In other exciting sports news, Danica Patrick is the first woman to win an Indy Car Race (the Indy Japan 300)! This news brought back memories of cheering for Janet Guthrie in the ’70s and watching Lyn St. James at the Indy 500, especially the one year (I believe it was 1992) it was about 35°F. My parents and I had seats on the backstretch bleachers. Cars were dropping like flies due to cold tires and driver stupidity, so lots of yellow light racing. Eventually mom & dad gave up and went to wait in the car. I stayed to watch Lyn finish 11th (okay, there were only 12 cars that finished, but on a day like that, just staying on the course was a victory!). A long cold day.