Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Bread machine mixes

With Matt and my Allergies, i've been making bread for my family BUT frankly it makes a mess and i hate having stale bread by the time i get to the fourth loaf, SO, I came up with my own bread mix for my bread machine. I make probably 10 of these at a time and i go through them in under two weeks. BUT we use A LOT of bread. but i don't have the mess daily in my house, just open a zip lock bag and pop it in the machine.

Be CERTAIN to keep the mixes in the refrigerator. or the yeast will go bad. I only mix up the basic white bread, then if i feel like a variation, THEN i add TO the mix.

Bread Machine Mixes.....

Main Mix : Basic White Bread

In a ziplock bag add
3 cups of flour
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 ½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons of lard (shortening or butter)
1 tablespoon of instant yeast (aka bread machine yeast)

When putting in machine add 1 1/8 cup of warm water and pack
Set machine and go…

Cinnamon raisin
Add to mix 2 tab of cinnamon and 1 cup of raisins

Italian Garlic and Herb
Add to mix 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning and 1 teaspoon minced garlic (or garlic powder in a pinch)

 Apple spice bread
2 teaspoons apple pie spice & ½ cup chopped apples

Keep in fridge for up to about one month (add variations at time of making)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Village - People

what would a christmas village be without people? so i finally got them done!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas village - The Canyon Motel

After the birth of my daughter, after the death of my father, and after recovering from cancer I worked at this motel. yes same motel three times. I like doing it and i do it well. its an easy job that i can focus at and earn and honest wage. after all all a job is a place where you trade your time for their money.  when i first started working there it was this god awful pink and blue. since the current owner has re painted and brought the entire place current but to me it will always be pink and blue.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Village - Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin Donuts... Lots of memories from that store> I worked at our dunkin donuts for 6 years. I met my husband  working the 11- 7 shift. he was working nights as well. what a great job it was. not so good for raising kids the shift stunk for that. and when Michelle came to live with us after we were married i found a day job but many happy memories are associated with this job and this store.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas village - Country store conversion

the Country Store I had done last year But i chose to Add my local country store (that sadly went out recently) My dad was one of the guys that seem to always hang around the store. he had coffee with "the guys" frequently and any time i am at the store that bought out Cornell's they guys that were hired on still ask after my mom and my family. there's something very "Walton's" about the country store. and it will always hold a special place in my heart.