Friday, April 10, 2009

Still waiting for Spring!

These are some dishes I purchased recently. They are that wonderful weathered white color.

It was a cold and dismal day in the Ozarks. It was one of those days when you need the lights on & the heat. Just wish Spring would stay around for a few days straight. I haven't been able to even get my garden tilled. What's the deal with this weather? So many people are sick, including Allison & the g'kids. If I had lots of money, I'd pack us all up & go somewhere warm. Guess that's not going to happen!

Since I didn't want to get out today, I decided to do a little more bread experimenting. Recently I purchased the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day because it had been mentioned repeatedly on the blogs. You make a large batch of dough that will make several loaves and then keep it in the fridge for up to 14 days. There's no kneading. I used my mixer with dough hooks just until everything is combined. It rose beautifully and then it was placed in the fridge. Can't wait to bake some. I'll let you know how it turns out.

I'm fixing Easter dinner for my little family and John's Mom on Sunday. Sometimes it's just too much trying to get everyone together and I thought the little ones weren't up to a big crowd. We'll just have the usual ham/deviled eggs fare but I bought beautiful strawberries to dip in chocolate. My friend, Annie, brought these over one night and there's no going back. They're every one's favorite.


Barbsigns4u said...

Happy Easter Jan! Remember when we'd have Tricia Whitehead sew our dresses with the lovely fabric your Mom sold in the General Store? And we'd wear layers of crinoline petticoats under our skirts. We were cute on Easter morning going to church. Bet you sew as well as Tricia did. Today is sunny and warm. We are going to church with my Mom on Sunday and they are having a luncheon afterwards. Easy for me. No cooking. Enjoy your family.
Warm Hugs,

summersundays-jw said...

I do remember. Such a simple time. And no I don't sew as well as Tricia -- I think she was born with the gift. Happy Easter to you. Jan

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Happy Easter Wonderful Jan,
I hope you have a memorable Easter together with the family! Mom is here with us now and we are looking forward to tomorrow. Your bread sounds good, let me know how it turns out. Love, Katie