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."

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
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.


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

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