Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather in my neck of the woods: in one word: B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L!!!!

One of my simple pleasures: having my family around me.

On my bedside table: Love and Respect (the book I'm reading for a review), Bible, Idea Book from Close to my Heart.

On my TV: nothing...and loving it!!

On the menu for tonight: chicken cooked in the cast iron pot with biscuits, fresh green beans from our garden.

On my To Do List: lesson plans, painting the house...I can't wait until this is over!!

New Recipe I tried last week:
Honey wheat bread
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast

Add ingredients to your bread machine according to manufacturers instructions.
Do on either light or medium crust.
When it begins to mix, watch to make sure it is the right consistency adding a tad more water if needed OR a tad more flour.
In the craft basket: i've started my faithbook, making more cards

Looking forward to: fall!! The start of group lessons next week. Saturday we travel to visit friends! I'm really looking forward to this!!

Homemaking Tip for this week: making your own bread is very therapeutic!

Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other): did not really read many blogs.

Favorite photo from last week: honey bread. This was so good. It did not last very long, but boy was it tasty!

Lesson learned the past few days: even though your children are growing up they still need a lot of guidance!! Sunday morning we woke up to a phone call telling us that our 15 year old had not been seen since Friday at supper. She went camping with my parents for the weekend. I (understandably) was hysterical! We prepared to leave and Matt was on the phone with our pastor, then what seemed like a life time, my dad called to tell us he had found her and was on his way home with her. She decided on her own to stay with a friend in her camper, without telling my parents where she was!

On my Prayer List: family, unsaved friends and family.

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses: 1 Peter 5:8-9 "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world."

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Jodi said...

Mmmmm wheat bread! Going to have to try this one!

Lynn said...

Your honey wheat bread sounds delicious! I love my bread machine and this sounds like a good one to try. Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

dinner sounded wonderful, and im glad your daughter was safe

Lynn said...

I made your honey wheat bread the other day; we had it with homemade tomato soup. It was good :)