Friday, February 27, 2009

Smokin' Hot Bread

I thought I would share my Honey Whole Wheat Bread Recipe. These loaves didn't last long. They are absolutely delicious. It makes me feel even better knowing that they are home ground, whole wheat, and honey too!

In a Large Mixer combine the following:

3 1/2 c. Whole Wheat Flour
1/3 c. Wheat Gluten
2 1/2 c. Very warm water
1 1/4 T. Active Dry Yeast

Cover w/ a towel and let it double in size for 10 minutes

Beat down X 1 min. Then add:

1/3 c. Honey
1/3 c. Oil
1 T. Salt
1 1/4 T. lemon juice (acts as a dough enhancer)

Mix for 1 min. Then add:

2 1/2 c. flour

Beat in mixer for 6-10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 170 degrees and turn off.

Use non-stick cooking spray to line 2 loaf pans.
Place a small amount of oil on the countertop. Seperate dough into 2 balls and mold into loaves. Place in warmed oven for 15min or doubled in size. Then turn on oven to 350 degrees. Leave bread in oven and cook for 30-35 minutes.

10 Alone can create 60 of long suffering!

I want to share the joys of being a mother. You tend to cherish the small amounts of alone time you can get. This wonderful January morning I got about ten minutes of alone time. I got dressed, went to the bathroom, and started to brush my teeth and hair...until I realized. . . IT WAS VERY QUIET!!!!
This is what I saw first, on the wall...

and second, on the tile...

and third, on another wall...

and forth, on my ottoman...

and fifth, on my couch...

AND then you find this. . .

Mason, I love you! And I am very thankful I invested the money in washable markers and through out the rest! And am very thankful for scotch guard and microfiber couches! I love you because I took pictures and didn't scream!

Ode to Tricia

I have to thanks to a wonderful friend. You make me laugh, especially when I need to. You help cheer my soul. You provide support and so many ways. A listening ear, a warm touch, or just being around. I thank you from the depths of my soul. I LOVE YOU Tricia.

Friday, February 20, 2009

A SLOW work in progress!

Well, here is the show and tell!

These are photos of our family room in the basement in July 2008.

And this is what it looked like about 4 weeks ago, Jan 2009.

The room is about 35 feet by 20 feet and has much to look forward to. We now have all the sheet rock hung and are mudding and sanding, mudding and sanding, and mudding and sanding!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

St. George and SNOW?

We took a weekend trip to St. George to visit family and be at Paul's cousin's Homecoming from Greece. We woke up to 2-3 inches of snow. Mitchell was shocked to see snow at Grandpa Scott & Linda's House. Grandpa wasn't too shocked and enjoyed the extra hands to help shovel the snow.