Uncomplicate, Or, Don’t Bake The Bread (Saving Your Sanity, Part 3)

A few months into my first 'tour of duty' at L'Arche DC, I shared the story of cooking my first L'Arche supper with a new assistant, Allison. I told her how intimidated I was by the idea of cooking for 17 people - the entire household, plus a few guests. Anxious to please, I devised an elaborate menu -- frittatas, sweet potatoes, salad, homemade bread. My housemates kept poking their heads into the kitchen to see what wonders I was working. This was gratifying, so I pressed on. Yet as the afternoon waned, I saw that my menu 'reach' exceeded...
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