Monday, October 10

get your craft on

we are sick.
charlie and ellie had runny noses and a cough last week.
i picked it up this weekend and 
charlie's has intensified. 
he was up with a fever through the night and
managed to throw up all the meds we gave him.

so, we are stayin' home today.
jack had the day off for columbus day and we decided to make
a halloween treat for our friends.
the only supplies i had on hand were for tissue paper ghosts and mummies
...wrapped around suckers.
we did this every year growing up, as I'm sure everyone else did too.

and because we are stuck inside, i have decided to take some time to update a little.

when i taught school a couple weeks ago we were learning about 'sh' and shells.
the kids painted pet shells, then glued on googlie eyes, and named them.

ev's pet was named "gopher".

 bryce's pet was "brownie".
(my personal favorite)

 and ellie's pet was named "scoobie-doobie-doo-da".

delayna took some time to teach larissa and i the art of wheat bread.
i still haven't perfected it, 
but thats partly because mine will never be as beautiful as hers.
but its sure tasty!

here is the recipe from delayna if you want to give it a go:

1 ½ tsp Salt
¼ Cup Sugar or Honey (I use honey)
1 Packet Dry Active Yeast
3 Cups Warm Water
6–7 Cups Wheat Flour (I use less to make bread soft & moist)

Mix all ingredients except the wheat flour, into one bowl, allowing the yeast to dissolve. 
Stir in 4 Cups wheat flour.  Then slowly add in more flour until dough doesn’t stick to bowl.  (It will be sticky to handle, to minimize butter or oil hands) 
Knead dough for 5-8 minutes.  Grease 2 regular sized bread pans.  Split dough in two.  Make 2 pretty little loaves then put them into the pans, cover loaves with a greased sheet of plastic wrap (use Pam). 
Raise dough to double in size (30-40 minutes). 
Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.  Top of bread does not need to be brown.

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Love that picture of Ellie smiling so big! So pretty!