For the past four nights, I made small individual pizzas for my dinners, from the amount of dough I’d normally use for one pizza, but split into four portions. 🍕

Pepperoni pizza

Canadian bacon & pineapple pizza

Pepperoni pizza

Pepperoni & pineapple pizza

I just made my first banana bread loaves, including chocolate chips. Turned out alright for a first try, though there are definitely things I could improve. 🍌🍞

Banana bread ingredients

Banana bread mixed

Banana bread in loaf pans

Banana bread cooked

Banana bread cooling

Banana bread cut

For the first time leaving the homestead this decade, I had a dental cleaning, then dropped off a package at the UPS store, Subway for lunch, feed store for chicken/duck/bird food, gas store for the truck’s food, and the post office to clear out the junk mail from the PO box. That’ll do me for a month or so.

Subway lunch

Feed store

Bird, chicken, duck food

Truck food

PO Box

My no-knead bread recipe:


  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups warm water


  1. Mix ingredients the day before in a big bowl with a mixing spoon. Form into a ball.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and leave overnight.
  3. About 3 hours before done time, discard plastic wrap & stir with a wet spatula. Re-form into a ball.
  4. Cover with a dish towel.
  5. An hour or so before done time, put a cast iron pot in the oven (without the lid) and pre-heat to 450ºF.
  6. When hot, take out the pot, put a sheet of parchment paper on top, and use a wet spatula to transfer the dough. Trim the paper if needed. 
  7. Cover pot and put in the oven for 37 minutes.
  8. Then uncover and bake for another 22 minutes, or until at least 208ºF.
  9. Remove and let cool on a wire rack.
  10. Eat with salted butter.

(Since this is the first non-themed day on my blogs since Thanksgiving, here goes:) our Thanksgiving feast, with fancier tableware than usual, and plenty of tasty food. We’ll be eating the leftovers for a while yet.

Thanksgiving feast

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for lots of things, including my blog followers, customers, friends, and family. It’s still a Thursday, so here’s our turkey from 2015. #ThrowbackThursday 🦃

Thanksgiving turkey.