June 10, 2008
This tip relates to the "Counting Pennies at Home" tip. At meal times, we rarely serve our children anything to drink other than water, and sometimes, milk. We find that if they have sugary drinks, they usually are too full for their meal, and we feel good knowing that they are at least having one of eight servings of water per day. Plus we save a few pennies each meal.
June 7, 2008
The babies stayed up extra late this evening, so I ended up watching a TV program on The Food Network called Paula's Party. It was an entertaining show in which an older, southern woman gives cooking tips for entertaining. This evening, she happened to feature a hunky chef with whom she continually flirted, while he taught us how to make a dessert that is truly romantic, complete with sugared rose petals. It's called "Chocolate Pudding with Candy Roses" and you can Click here for the link. (If you try this recipe, please comment and let us know how it turned out!)
June 6, 2008
Every other evening or so, I have my thirteen-year-old daughter put the ingredients in the bread machine for fresh bread the next morning. Here is the recipe:
In bread machine pan, pour ingredients in this order:
1 1/2 cups milk
3 Tbls oil
3 Tbls honey
2 tsp salt
4 cups whole wheat flour (fresh-ground within the week)
2 1/2 Tbls vital wheat gluten
2 1/4 tsp yeast, placed in a small well dug in the flour
Place pan in bread machine, then set timer for the next morning and wake up to the smell of fresh-baked bread!
Here is my bread machine (I love it!)
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June 5, 2008
My new blogging friend, "The Farmer's Wife", just posted an awesome step-by-step lesson on how to make fried green tomatoes. I tried these for the first time after moving to Mexico last year and they are to die for! Here's the link. Enjoy!