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Tuesday, November 25th 2008

10:40 PM


Does anyone have advice on making bread or favorite bread recipes? 
I've decided to make homemade bread as often as I can instead of buying it. 

Nov 12 - bowling with Pete - my scores were  122  165  124. 
 6/   4/   90   X    70   06   72   08   15   XX7   122
 4/   X    62   8/   X    X    8/   61   X    72    165
6/   72   5/   71   42   71   3/   36   9/   X70   124

Attended Folk Fair last Friday night.  Danced with Jerry and especially liked the cha cha cha train medley (Chattanooga Choo Choo, I’ve Been Working on the Rail Road,...) featuring the drummer.  The band was especially good with banjo and accordion as well.

Watched Mama Mia! for the 2nd time in the budget theater this time and enjoyed it just as much as the first time.
  I'm making pistachio fluff for Thanksgiving dinner - pistachio pudding, whipped cream, crushed pineapple, maraschino cherries, small marshmallows
Last weekend finished The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel by Alexander McCall Smith. 
 Fall semester ends in 3 weeks and I'm looking forward to having 3 weeks to read books from the library, work on some crochet, knitting and quilting projects and hibernate in general.







The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway~
Thanksgiving comes again!





Blessings:   A Cornucopia of Blessings

Red is for beautiful dancing leaves,
Yellow, for harvest wheat bundled in sheaves.
Orange is for glossy pumpkins and gourds,
 the fruits of the fields, thanks to the Lord.
Purple is for all the love that surrounds us,
with those so dear to our heart close around us.
Green is for gratitude we are expressing ...
Brown, for our cornucopia of blessings!





A Thanksgiving Dinner

By Maude M. Grant

Take a turkey, stuff it fat,
Some of this and some of that.
Get some turnips, peel them well.
Cook a big squash in its shell.

Now potatoes, big and white,
Mash till they are soft and light.
Cranberries, so tart and sweet,
With the turkey we must eat.

Pickles-yes-and then, oh my!
For a dessert a pumpkin pie,
Golden brown and spicy sweet.
What a fine Thanksgiving treat!




Albquerque Turkey

(sung to CLEMENTINE)

Albuquerque is a turkey
And he’s feathered and he’s fine
And we wobbles and he gobbles
And he’s absolutely mine.

He’s the best pet that you can get
Better than a dog or cat.
He’s my Albuquerque turkey
And I’m awfully proud of that.

He once told me, very frankly,
He preferred to be my pet,
Not the main course at my dinner,
And I told him not to fret.

And my Albuquerque turkey
Is so happy in his bed,
‘Cause for our Thanksgiving dinner
we had egg foo yong instead.


Jonella: Hi Connie, How are you? Happy Thanksgiving, my dear! Cheers!
Niina: Happy weekend! And I hope that Halloween was nice!
Jonella: Hi Connie, How are you, sweetie? Happy Halloween!
moni: Hi Connie, I can imagine how pretty it is up your way. Very few colors here, too soon. This is to be a warmer week for us. The little Wilson Warblers have migrated down
2 Comment(s).

Posted by Sally Ferguson:

Connie, here is a recipe we got from 4H:
Bread in a Bag

2 c all-purpose flour
1 pkg rapid rise yeast
3 T sugar
3 T nonfat dry milk
dash salt
1 c hot water
3 T oil
1 c whole wheat flour


Mix 1 cup all-purpose flour with yeast, sugar, milk, & salt in a 1 gallon freezer bag. Force out air, seal, & blend with fingers.
Add oil & water. Mix.
Add whole wheat flour & enough all-purpose flour to make stiff firm dough. Knead.
Add more flour as needed. Knead two to four minutes. Shape in ball. Let rest in bag ten minutes.
Split bag open & roll dough into 12 x 7 rectangle. Roll back into cylinder shape & pinch ends to seal. Place in greased loaf pan (8 ½ x 4 ½ x 2 ¼ ), rotate to grease bread.
Cover with plastic.
Fill another pan halfway with boiling water. Set loaf pan on top with rack and let rise 20 minutes.
Bake in preheated oven, 375 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes.
My daughter won a ribbon at the fair with this! Enjoy!
Thursday, January 1st 2009 @ 9:32 AM

Posted by moni:

I love your Thanksgiving page, also your Albuquerque turkey! Check out: http://www.foodiefarmgirl.blogspot.com She has an artisan bakery in Missouri in the Ozark Mtns. I check with her every day. She loves to bake bread. She has a new receipe up for Nov. 19th.
Wednesday, November 26th 2008 @ 3:40 PM

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