Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I have a delicious, easy bread recipe that is perfect for spring. My mom made this recently and I asked if I could share it here. It makes two loaves so go ahead and make one for yourself and one for your lovely daughter (or you know, whoever).
Cottage Cheese Dill Bread
(makes 2 loaves)
2 pkgs dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
2 tsp sugar
2 cups cottage cheese
2 Tbsp minced onion
2 Tbsp dill weed (I snipped off some fresh dill right into the batter)
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
4-4 1/2 cups flour
1. Dissolve the yeast in the water with the sugar and stir together. Let stand 5 minutes to proof.
2. Combine the cottage cheese, onion, dill weed, baking powder, salt, sugar, and eggs in a blender and mix well. Add to yeast mixture. Gradually add in 4-4 1/2 cups flour to make a stiff dough. Knead lightly until smooth and elastic. Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover to let rise until doubled- about 1 1/2 hours. Turn out, punch down, and knead a few times. Divide into two equal portions. Shape each into a well greased loaf pan and let rise again, about 30 minutes.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Rub top with butter while still warm.
I may be making this again this weekend so I can get more than just a bite in! This is a great bread to make if you aren't super confident with bread making, really easy and mostly full proof! Check out my bread posts from December, January, February, and March.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
We celebrated Easter full out this year and it completely made up for our Christmas (when we all got sick!) This is quickly becoming one of my favorite holidays. I love the focus on worship throughout the week, the time spent with family and friends, and the lovely weather! I like that we have a holiday that isn't surrounded by stuff and I love the build up to it.
Chris' sister and her family stayed with us Saturday and went to our Easter Vigil, last year I documented our Day in the Life on Holy Saturday if you want to see it here. We had a great service and the only negative was I never managed to get a picture of our family all dressed up and looking nice! Fail!(haha I just reread last year's post and realized I did the same thing. Next year we will make it happen!) Sunday morning we slept in and ate breakfast tacos then had our egg hunt.
Look how different they looked last year in their egg hunt! Ack! My babies!
A Glazed Ham (we always get the one from Sam's and it hasn't failed me yet)
Baked Kibbeh (blogged the recipe here)
White Rice (recipe in this post, perfect rice every time!)
Deviled Eggs (I'm not sure these turned out great, it was hard to get the flavor right with so many eggs)
Scalloped Cheesy Potatoes (I used this recipe and it was good but I wish I had cheese left over to top it off)
Asparagus wrapped in bacon (took 3-4 stalks of asparagus, wrapped them with bacon, broiled until the bacon was cooked)
Broccoli and Cauliflower salad (I will write this one out next time I make it, great salad for potlucks!)
Cottage Cheese Dill Bread- look for this recipe in a post tomorrow!
Monday, April 21, 2014
Did you have a lovely Easter weekend? We had the best time and I will have a recap up tomorrow- with recipes!- but for now I am recovering from the holiday. I do have something to share with you though, and an extra that you can win if you sign up in the rafflecopter below
I have been meaning to start writing down what I plant and where and how it goes in regards to my garden for some time now. I can usually remember the past planting, but thinking back to before that usually confuses me. I had this seed packet stamp set from Jillibean soup that I knew would be perfect for this project. I had planned on a simple composition notebook with a decorated cover, but when I saw this gorgeous paper at Paper Source I knew I could whip up something a little more me.
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