Monday, April 30, 2007

Monday.

The start of another week. The weather has been beautiful and we have been taking full advantage of it. This past weekend we caught up on lots of work, in and out of the house.

Saturday, CN and I went out on date where we squandered ridiculous amounts of money (under $5) on a romantic dinner from the Burger King drive though. Nothing makes you feel more classy than sitting in your husband's Dodge Ram, sipping on a coke, and eating a whopper jr. uh-huh! Afterward our meal, we walked around the outdoor mall, then simultaneously began to feel slightly ill. You know you're going to copy our idea next time you go out on a date... admit it.

Sunday was another perfect day, so that afternoon we went to a local farm and let the kids check out all the baby animals. Going there always makes me laugh, because I remember the first time we took Mini M. This was her reaction. After she had calmed down. Not. Thrilled.

Luckily the picture doesn't have sound, otherwise your eardrums would have been shattered by M's piercing shrieks. Just look at that cow! Without a doubt, it has nothing but murder in it's eyes.

Thankfully, this visit was a lot less scream filled. W. had the time of his life watching the chickens, while M. was making friends with all the baby goats. Later that evening we had our weekly poker party, which is always a great time. That was our weekend. Nothing too thrilling, and that's exactly how I like it. Now, tell me about yours.




Thursday, April 26, 2007

When I'm to lazy to write a real post.

Feast your eyes on the cuteness.

This one's for you.

OK. Here is my tried and true oatmeal honey bread recipe.

1c warm water
2T butter or margarine
1 1/2 T honey
1 t salt
2 1/4 c bread flour
1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c quick oats
1T yeast

Mix water, yeast and honey. Add remaining ingredients. Kneed on counter until flour becomes incorporated. Put dough back into bowl and cover with a hand towel. Place in oven or microwave with a bowl of hot water on the lower shelf to keep it warm. When dough has doubled in size, kneed again. Divide dough into 2 medium bread pans or shape into 1 braided loaf. Bake in 325 degree oven until crust is golden and the sounds hollow when you tap on it. Optional: usually about 10 minutes before the loaf is done, I'll beat an egg white with a little water in it. Then I'll brush it on the loaf and sprinkle some oats on top of that. This makes the bread's crust shiny, not to mention the fact that it looks nice. Enjoy!!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Happy Burp Day!

Mini M is now 5! I'm really having a hard time believing that she can be that old. We had the normal backyard birthday party/cook out for her, and were lucky enough to have a perfect day. Happy birthday my not-so-Mini M!


p.s. Here is my first attempt at trying to conquer fondant for her requested "present cake." (Note... I said attempt.)

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Cue mouth watering... now.


Ah... Look at this loaf of bread I made yesterday. The point of this post is not to brag about the fact that I made it, or to show off my amazing culinary skills. No. The point is to flaunt the fact that I will have one extra jewel in my heavenly crown because, I gave this loaf away. Instead of eating it myself. Am I not a saint?


About Me

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Welcome to Em's world. I am a stay at home/ work at home (when the odd job presents itself) mom. I have the privilege to spend every single day with my sweet/crazy 5 yr. old daughter, Mini M. and my little man, Baby W. who was born May 3rd. I can't forget the best part of my life- my hub. C.N., who happens to be the sweetest, funniest fella alive. We have been married almost 6 years. So that's me and my fam.