I haven't baked bread for over 3 years now, I knew I couldn't knead it anymore and the bread machine I borrowed to try out just didn't do it for me. That is until yesterday when I found this recipe . I cannot wait to tweak it to make it mine. It took 5 minutes to mix up(if that)12 hours to rise and 2 minutes to shape it 2 more hours to rise and 45 minutes to cook. total prep time for me was less than 7 minutes and it came out wonderful and the best part no kneading! The crust was crisp and the inside light and tender much better than the bread machine and total cost was less than 50 cents for a loaf making it great for this penny pincher here. The only down side was that I had to have my son get my ginormous cast iron dutch oven in and out of the oven. Just way too heavy for my crippled self to lift, taking donations for a La Cloche oblong baker, lol.
I plan on starting 2 loaves tonight and guard it till I can get a picture. I took the bread out of the oven at 145 and had to take the kids to T-ball at 2 when I got home there was only enough for me and the 2 kids to have a slice. My oldest son cut into it and my parents dropped by and took over half the loaf. Well the little piece I tried was delicious and it is a keeper! oops posted it on the wrong blog! you can see more at http://itsmellsgoodinhere.blogspot.com
Thursday, March 26, 2009
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Thursday, December 25, 2008
Well my Shar pei had her puppies last night (on my couch! ) well they are so cute all is forgiven and the Couch will be going to the Dump soon, lol. My 4 year old has named them Jingle Bells (male)and Mary Christmas or Christmas Carol (the girl) I did not plan on theses babies but my 4 year old let her out and the black Lab was waiting on the porch! I disrupted the hook up so only 2 puppies but they are so cute I just had to share. my DD told our girl Lucy that that was the best Christmas present ever! she thought Santa Had brought the puppies along with all of her presents last night, lol! They were waiting for her when she woke up this morning!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I drew out this pattern myself from looking at other pattens. You can also look at simplicity they have a similar pattern if you need one. Take a look at your stash and try to pull out different colors that you my think will not go together and mix and match you may be surprised with the looks you can come up with. Here I had zebra, pink satin and black and pink pokadot then I lined the whole thing with black fabric. for some added flair I took tulle and trimmed the bottom out and added hotfix crystal monogram. If you cant sew you can buy this in my etsy shop also. I am calling it a divalicious apron what do you think!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Well things have been so hectic around here! We have retired from foster parenting with our last kido going home to mom. I know she will do well so I feel good about it. I have busy fixing up the kids rooms and they both want their rooms painted like yesterday. Jacob wants Transformers with blue paint and Hope wants a pink room but wants Ariel bedding so I just got the bedding and I am really doing the room in pink and black like she picked out. There is a wall at church in the bathroom done in zebra stripes that she wants but then she also like flowers I will probably do one wall in flowers and skip the zebra stripes. I am also redoing my bathroom in orange and brown, people cringe when I say that but I also did my dinning room in those colors and it looks great! Melissa was due on the 4th and they are inducing tomorrow I think so maybe he will be born on my birthday or our anniversary! Either way I am excited! I have made a few skirts and shirts and a few more pairs of bling shoes for her but I lost my camera in all of my eclectic crafty mess but there will be a tute soon on a skirt I made so keep an eye out! I just hope I find my camara before the baby comes!