Monday, January 19, 2009

karate advancement

Morgan is excited to announce she has advanced to a Lil' Dragon Blue belt.
She had her test on Saturday and did really well.

I am excited to see her self confidence grow and she hustle on the karate mat.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Heart Breaker

May I be so bold as to suggest the photography theme for February? Happy shooting!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bread Bowl Recipe

here is a good recipe. I have made these twice to make sure that I really wasn't crazy. But these really did turn out good. I think you could even use this one for a loaf of bread.

Bread Bowls

2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (110 degrees to 115 degrees)
1 cup warm milk (110 to 115 degrees F)
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons salt
6 cups all-purpose flour

1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, shortening, sugar, eggs, salt and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

2. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into eight pieces; shape each into a ball. Grease two baking sheets and sprinkle with cornmeal. Place four balls 3 in. apart on each prepared pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

3. For bread bowls, cut a thin slice off the top of bread. Hollow out bottom half, leaving a 1/4-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use). Fill with chili, chowder or stew.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Brief update

Chris is working alot, inventory is due. I made bread and it turned out. Emily exclaimed "I can't help it that I am mean, you made me that way." I need to sign up for parently classes and anger management. Morgan found her voice in karate and scared the other little girl she was practicing with. Jacob is sick again, and learned how to blow his nose. He also believes the toilet is the trash can and flushes bits of paper down.
Listened to a good talk today in Sacrament meeting about being nuturing and it wasn't the same old talk. I really enjoyed it and decided that I need to get off my hinnie.
Had Mom over this weekend and it was fun to laugh, especially at the lingerie in the $1 store. Will wonders never cease?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Deck the Halls or Santa?

Is it too late to post a Deck the Halls pic? Santa insisted on me sitting on his lap with crying Brother, so this is a picture of me on Santa's lap with Brother. I don't know who will be doing the decking. Dan decking Santa or Santa decking Dan. Dan is taking the picture