I haven’t been feeling well for a few weeks now. This week I’ve felt really bad so I decided it was time to go see the Dr. I have an upper respiratory infection. Yuck! The upside is Miss Bethany made dinner for us so I could rest. When did I get to be such a lucky Momma?
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent Van Gogh
Is it ok to have a bonfire when it’s 74* outside? Whether it is or not we enjoyed ourselves. A bonfire and manhunt equals a perfect evening on a gorgeous September night. Thanks for the invitation Brooke. We enjoyed the first of our fall outings.
Today we celebrated my mother’s birthday with family dinner, cake and ice cream of course. The cake was a delicious buttermilk spice cake with brown sugar cream cheese frosting. For her gift, the gift of an adventure. I love this woman. Life would simply be unimaginable without her. She is the best Mom/Gram anyone could ever ask for. Don’t believe me? Just ask anyone in our family.
Co-op starts on Monday for my children. I will be teaching Art History and because I love Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh we will be starting with him. I love this painting. It gives me a feeling of peace, awe and wonder. I can imagine looking up at the stars on this night. The stars almost seem to be exploding. I am excited to expose these teens to all the mysteries of the artists and their artwork. It’s going to be a good year.
When the heat of summer is more than I can stand I never get around to making bread but when we start to get cooler days the children start asking when I’m going to get to it. I never make less than 2 loaves. One will get eaten for a snack with honey butter or fresh strawberry jam, while it’s still warm of course, and the other loaf will be for the pantry.
- 6 cups of bread flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 teaspoons yeast
- 2 tablespoons sugar, brown sugar or honey
- 4 tablespoons oil
- 2 cups warm water
Knead until dough is soft and cohesive. Let rise for about 60-90 minutes, until about doubled in bulk. Divide dough in half, shape into loaves, and allow to rise again in greased 8-inch bread pans. Bake at 325* for 25-30 minutes.
I often use 3 cups of bread flour, 3 cups of wheat flour and honey for my sugar to make honey wheat bread.
I love being home, taking care of my family and living an incredible life full of blessings. I look forward to posting about my adventures and my crazy, wonderful life.