Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bits and Pieces

This is the solider pose that I always make them do at least once to get the hight comparisons. Look how Nik has shot up. I also love the white head strips. They got their summer buzzes today and have hair tan lines. I just had to add these pictures that I took of the boys tonight. They are so hansome. And Nik did this pose all by himself. It is such a teenage way to stand. Tooo Cute!

Sam at the Character Breakfast. (He got an award for Patients.)An older picture of Nik and Hannah, but a cute one of those two. At today's primary activity. Nik was putting up the spire.The beautiful Magnolia Tree on my bike route.Good Morning Marc-e!Alex this morning.Sammy got a hold of the camera. Smile! So here are just some fun pictures and a recipe for some Amish White Bread that I made this morning. The bread was easy and has a wonderful texture. The recipe makes two loves. De-lish!

Amish White Bread

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Servings: 24

"This recipe will give you two loaves of plain, sweet white bread that are quick and easy to make."

Ingredients:
2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45
degrees C)
2/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups bread flour
Directions:
1. In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.

2. Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

3. Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

2 comments:

Three Catanzaros said...

cute kids:)they must get ot from their aunt meggan...LOL:)

Your Eternal Companion said...

Well the certainly didn't get their looks from me ;P I love you and the bread was outstanding. Well see how long we last this week with hannah.

Love Always
Marc-e

P.S. Thanks for putting up with the football this weekend. Its not over yet it starts at 8:00 am tomorrow ;P