We had a beautiful sunny day .. It was a bit cold but we Canadians expect that.. We have had a strange Winter but the last few days felt a bit more normal..
I feel much better today.. The first one for about 10 days or so..
Thank you, Lord..
Terry has been working away and I had such plans to accomplish so much but that did not happen.. sigh..
I guess he will have to help me..smile..
He is home again tonight for which I am glad..
Semi-retired is what he is.. grin..
Today, I worked on a couple of projects..
I was not happy with our mantel after I had taken down the Christmas stuff so today I kind of tweaked it up..
Shonda had given me the framed yo-yo embroidery for a gift a while back and I had it in the living room.. I brought it out here as I think it goes well with the pewter collection..
Kind of prim, too..
I would dearly love to paint those pine boards but you know men and their wood.. smile..
I will keep working on him, though..
Sammi..(our dog) is allowed to be up on our love seat if I am sitting there so I always have to have some kind of a cover on it so that he won't ruin it with his nails..
Yesterday, I was tidying up in the spare room and came across an old machine made quilt that I had picked up at the thrift store for five dollars..
I thought perhaps I could make some pillows or something with it..
To make a long story short (grin) I ended up with some throws for the couch and love seat and a couple of cushions..
The scalloped edge works great on the back of the couch as Sammi sneaks up there when we are away..
I see his nose prints on the window... smile..
I cut the quilt's long edges for the backs of the couches and the centre made pillows and another throw for the cushions on the love seat..
Just a couple of little cushions to throw here and there..
Nothing fancy but serves their purpose for a while..
And frugal... right?
I also found a new no knead bread recipe in Gram's old recipe box and made a loaf today..
CHEESE CARAWAY BREAD..
Here is the recipe...
It is a lovely bread and so easy to make..
2 tsp. instant yeast
1 1/4 cups warm water
2 T. sugar
2 T. shortening
2 tsp. salt
1 cup of shredded Parmesan or cheddar cheese
1 tsp. caraway seeds
2 2/3 cups flour
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water..
Add cheese, shortening, sugar, salt, caraway seeds and 2 cups of flour.. Blend 30 seconds on low speed.. Stir in remaining flour and mix well by hand until smooth..
Cover and let rise in warm place for an hour or so..
Stir down batter and with a bit of olive oil place in a greased
bread pan.. Let rise until doubled..
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. and bake for 35 - 40 minutes..
Brush top with oil or butter..
I think that dill seed could be substituted for the caraway seed..
I served it to Terry with potato scallop, pork chops and peas..
I was thinking it would make lovely sandwiches or just served with butter, cheese and pickles.. hm mm...
Anyway here is another no knead bread which is so easy to make for your family...
I always use unbleached flour..
Well, have a good evening my dears..
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May God bless and keep you all ...