Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cardboard boxes

have many uses.

After filling up two bookshelves and still needing a place for more books, I turned a few boxes into a makeshift bookshelf.

I think it is time to go shopping for another bookshelf.
Or get rid of some of my books.

I vote for the new bookshelf. [smile]

Friday, March 18, 2011

March 5, 2011

It was such a joyous day! I've been going through pictures and thought you might enjoy seeing a few more, too...

Kori and the cutest lil' flowergirls!!
(not that I'm biased or anything!)

Mommy with her girls

the wedding party

gorgeous smiles!

Andrew waiting for his bride

"...and the two shall become one." Ephesians 5:31

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Wissmann

Thursday, March 17, 2011

As requested

Buttermilk Bread
2 cups lukewarm water
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tablespoon yeast
1 1/2 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon honey
6 1/2 cups flour (I used a mixture of wheat, oatmeal and barley)

Mix the yeast, salt, and honey with the water and buttermilk. Mix in flour without kneading, using a spoon or a heavy-duty stand mixer with dough hook. If you're not using a machine, you may need to use wet hands to incorporate the last bit of flour. Cover (not airtight) and allow to rest at room temperature until the dough rises and collapses (or flattens on top), approximately 2 hours.

Lightly grease three 9x4x3 loaf pans. Dust the bread dough with flour, divide in thirds and quickly shape into balls by stretching the surface of the dough around to the bottom on all four sides, rotating the ball as you go. Elongate the ball into an oval.

Drop the dough into the prepared pan. You want to fill the pan slightly more than half full. Allow the dough to rise for 40 minutes. Place in preheated 350 degree oven. Bake the bread near the center of the oven for about 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from pan. Allow to cool completely before slicing as this is a very soft bread...

...and enjoy!

I found this recipe in a library book called Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (and I really need to buy my own copy!) It is full of recipes and ideas! It shows you how to prepare bread dough and store it in the fridge for up to seven days -- which means you can have fresh bread all week with very little preparations!

Now I have my eye on a recipe called "Aunt Melissa's Granola Bread" using this granola recipe in the bread dough! Have any of you tried eating/baking granola bread before?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hebrews 3:13

"Encourage one another daily..."

Friday, March 11, 2011


Look who is spending the day at my house!

Josiah and Abi are visiting for the weekend and they decided to head in to DC to see the sights. Which means Joanna and I get to hang out together for a whole day!
[big grin from a happy aunt]

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Andrew & Kori

Oh I wonder what God was thinking
when He created you --

I wonder if He knew everything I would need

Because He made all my dreams come true!

When God made you
He must've been thinking about me.

"The greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13:13