So…I made ham out of bread?
The carnivores I know are shocked that it looks so ham-like.
The taste? It needs a little more flavour–I’d halved the recipe, roughly, and made some substitutions, and I needed more of the dry rub in the dough (SALT, MOAR SALT). But the glaze came out beautifully and overall it’s pretty good? Nice with some eggs in the morning, or I made a ham and gouda grilled cheese for dinner last night. Now that I better know what I’m doing, I think I can make something nice for Christmas.
I’d like to try to do a salami at some point, though it’ll require a few more ingredients that’ll be tricky. It’ll be a new year thing maybe, but it would be nice to make fake meats for when I’m grazing on veggies and cheese at lunch, as I often do.
I finished Silent All These Years aka Waverly 4 last night (well, at 5am this morning?). It was a 10K night. I’m tired, my hands hurt, but at least the damn thing is done and it doesn’t have to release until 2025, which makes it a problem for 2024 Skyla.
For a book that wasn’t supposed to exist, now I can’t imagine the series without it. Most of it is a hot mess but that ending? That’s a good ending. I wouldn’t say my confidence is back but I know at least I hit the right note there.
I’ll have a proper end of the year recap post up later, but for now, it’s official:
BTW, y’all see the TLoU series trailer? I’ve watched it about two dozen times and I cry with every single one. So excited non-gamers will get to meet Apocalypse DILF.
For now, I rest, and I’m not going to write a single goddamn thing for the rest of the year.