I'm hoping that Carole doesn't mind me borrowing her phrase....somehow it just fits today.
This week has been spent getting my house back in order. It's amazing what falls behind when I am not home for a week...........so I thought instead of showing what little knitting has been done, I would show you a few things that make me go hmmmm........while I catch my breath a bit.
Of Bees and Mugs........
Do you not love my little felted Bee, right down to his little leg pollen pocket? My friend Julie of Kick The Moon Farm made both the jug and the little bee for me last week. The little cream jug matches a set of coffee mugs that I bought a few years ago from her. Julie is an incredibly talented artist and makes me laugh all week long.
Gadgets...........gotta love them!
Have you ever used one of these apple coring/paring tool? I know, I know....it IS a gadget, but let me tell you, it is one of the coolest gadgets I own! Love It! The weather finally has a fall crisp bite in the air, so tonight for dinner it was a pot of beef stew, some home made bread and some apple crisp...yum! Now that I finally broke down and bought one of these gizmo's, there is a better chance that I may actually make more than one apple dish this fall.....
Speaking of that home made bread.........I thought that I would share my favorite bread recipe with you. It is some yummy and if you have a bread maker, it's Easy Peasy!
Quick & Easy Anadama Bread
1 c water
1/4 c. molasses
3T melted butter
1/3 c. cornmeal (whoops, I forgot this first time around)
3 c. flour (I use 2 c white flour and 1 c of organic wheat flour)
1package yeast (rapid rise or regular)
add the ingredients to the bread pan in the order they are given and push the magic start button.
In lg bowl mix cornmeal, salt, yeast and 1 c. flour. In 1qt pan, heat water, molasses and butter until very warm (120-130 degrees)
With mixer low spd. gradually beat liquid and lightly beaten egg into dry ingredients. Increase speed to med, mix 2 min. occasionally scraping sides. Add 1c. of flour and mix for 2 more minutes, then add final cup of flour and mix with wooden spoon.
Place in greased souffle dish and let rise for 1 hour then cook at 375 for 30-35 minutes. (I use a bread maker these days and love it!)