Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Currently, I'm an accounting clerk. Accounting really isn't fun.
Sometimes numbers aren't my friends.
I don't go home thinking about debits and credits or financial statements. I think about grilled cheese sandwiches, baby thighs, Paris and cinnamon knots. I actually dream about what I'm going to make in the morning for breakfast.
Let's be clear, I don't hate my current job, I just think I could be so much happier doing something else. For now, it'll do but I know it's not my true calling in life. Honestly, I don't know what is.
I don't mean for this post to be super deep about "What will Jen do ?" but I truly believe what you think about when you're not trying to think about anything is what really makes you happy.
For me it's clear that I need to live in Paris, with a baby, making grilled cheese sandwiches and eating cinnamon knots. And somehow teaching Jazzercise?
[ from Serious Eats ]
Drizzle a small amount of olive oil into a large ziploc bag. Form dough into a ball, it's very sticky and wet, put it in the bag and place in the refrigerator overnight.
The next morning, pull the bag of of the refrigerator, punch down dough if needed and reseal. Let sit out for about 2 hours or until it has come to room temperature.
Adjust oven racks to the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Mix together cinnamon and sugar in a pie plate or any other rimmed plate. Lightly flour counter, remove dough from bag and lightly knead. Divide dough into 16 equal pieces, roll each piece into a 6 inch long rope. Be sure to not overflour the counter, we want each rope to be slightly sticky.
Roll each rope in the cinnamon sugar mix, don't worry if they shrink a little bit, then tie each rope into a knot and place on baking sheets. Place knots about 2 inches apart to leave room for expansion. When all knots are tied, sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar.