- 1 1/2 Cups Self-Rising Flour
- 1/8 Cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan/Romano Cheese
- 6 oz. Beer (I used Michelob Ultra, my beer of choice) Any other will do.
This is the reveal of my mystery item.
From there it is ladled into containers and set to cool before freezing. The only thing I added was a few shakes of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. The yield is about one and one half gallons, all in small containers. Yes, we had warm applesauce at lunch.
1 - A sign (sign of anything, any material)
10 - Mystery item. ANYTHING...macro, close-up that will be 'unknown' to us all. We guess what it is!!
I made another! The Mister was strongly hinting that he is craving more. Well, I had a little extra energy this morning so another apple pie was made.
I'm fine tuning my bread making skills. This is the 2nd one and I did a couple of things different. I used Romano cheese in place of the Parmesan, and I used oregano instead of the parsley flakes. I also added 1/4 cup of granulated sugar and 1/8 tsp. salt. It made a much prettier loaf and the fragrance was absolutely great!
Yesterday I used up the last two slices of the first bread by buttering each one on one side and browning them in the cast iron skillet. I then added a slice of American white cheese on each one and covered the skillet. Then I slapped them together after the cheese had melted a bit. The Mister practically begged me to make this again...so today I baked bread loaf #2.
If you think there are too many images here, there are, but I just couldn't decide which to use so I used them all.
Someone once said that writing is a great outlet. I am occasionally surprised at how my brain works. These days, I wake up in the morning or after my afternoon nap and words seem to flow. I feel a need to put them down.
Before blogging, I loved assignments in grade school when we were encouraged to write poems and stories. I wrote a few short stories and poems and my mother saved them in a folder. I do remember when it started up again. When I was working in a cabinet manufacturing plant and using a knee operated chopper to cut wood in different lengths, words would form in my “other” mind and I would have to repeat them to myself until I arrived home to quickly put them on paper. That was in 1973 through 1980.
Now they are pushing at me again! I think the words just hide and dance in my head until I’m forced to recognize that they are there and then they must be expressed so I put them together and release them. It doesn’t seem to be a thinking process but it’s a delivery. I can go years without the words flowing, but when they do, well…
Probably this doesn’t make sense to anyone except me.
It is the same way with the photomanipulations. This one just came to me because of a granddaughter's frog photo and the season!
Yesterday I dug out some tiny beads that a friend gave me several years ago and I had used most of them poking pins through the holes and creating a holiday foam ball with my design. That was 2011.
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Before I wire up my last embroidery hoop I took a break and began my Halloween photomanipulations. Two so far. More to come.
From a grandaughter's picture of a praying mantis that she saw climbing on the outside of her home, to a potter's picture of two soup bowls. Here ya go!
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My new small bread baker pot was put to work today. I used 1/2 of a recipe and I must tell you it was a fun journey for me. I did the Italian version.
First of all it went into the cold oven like it was supposed to, and I had just turned on the heat when I realized I forgot the sugar! Oh well, I continued on waiting for the time to pass and pulled it out to cool. It smelled wonderful. I flipped it over onto cooling rack and it was all I could do to NOT take a bite before I took the pictures. Let me tell you - THIS IS BREAD! It's not pretty, but wow is it good! Of course it was tasted!! The omission of sugar wasn't major. We'll have it with supper, probably buttered and dipped into cream of tomato soup. Next, of course I plan to experiment with other concoctions, even pot pies, scalloped vegetables and baked apples. Oh the choices! I intend to look for more and different easy bread recipes as well.
RECIPE for ONE small bread baker pot. Enough for two people.
Bread Crock Recipe For Two
Plain Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1/4 cup sugar
*6 oz. of soda (any kind or anything with carbonation)
Do not over mix!
*(6 oz. of lemon lime soda (which is a neutral flavor) for Italian Style Bread)
Added Ingredients for
Italian style bread:
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley flakes
1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
Do not over mix!
Remember to adjust the added ingredients
to your own taste preferences. (I did with the parm cheese!)
Mix ingredients in separate bowl
Grease the crock with vegetable shortening
Add mix to bread crock
Place in oven and heat to 350° F
(Do NOT pre-heat oven)
Bake 45-50 minutes or less until the top is turning brown.
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I had the day planned for our grandson and his partner to come and strip and clean my bedroom. Major job, because neither one of us can get on our knees to do it properly and thoroughly and it really needed doing! They said they would be a little later than 10:00am to start so I decided to take an early quick ride-about on this snappy brisk morning. Donning my lambswool scarf, hand-knitted hat and gloves along with two jackets, off I went with the camera. Well, I sure was glad to return and get warmed back up. This getting old is taking some of my tuff- stuff away! Anyway, here are my images for today. We are almost ready; just have yet to cover the air conditioner, the porch swing and the golf car. They are next in line for winter protection.