Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bakin', bakin' and more bakin'

I think Cam is burnt out of crafting with me! ): I LOVE making, crafting, painting, doing things with him. The only thing that is wants to do play with McDonalds disney characters t hat Chris and Cam get off of ebay and animals. He loves to play pretend, which I don't mind doing for a little while but NOT ALL DAY LONG!! I told Chris last night that I was going to open up an art studio where kids can just come in and make/play with craft and art materials. You can just move around the room and there would be easels, painting, chalkboards, playdough, every kind of art materials. I would love that; if only I had the time. Enough dreaming for now.

Today we made Buckwheat bread in the bread machine. Yum!! Even the older kids love this kind of bread. If anyone knows of another great bread machine recipe, please let me know. I'm really into my bread machine right now. Here's the recipe:
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 2/3 cups bread flour
3/4 cup buckwheat flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup water
1. Add all ingredients in the order recommended by your bread machine manufacturer.
2. Process on the bread cycle.
We also made apple cinnamon muffins. They turned out great and Cam loved them.
The last thing we made today was banana pudding. I let Cameron cut up bananas to put in it. He did a great job with the knife (it was a plastic one we got from IKEA; I love that store). Well that's been out day so far and it's only 10:30. I think we'll try to go outside and play for a while. We haven't been outside to play in about a week and a half and its finally warm enough (20 degrees is warm enough, right????)


Anonymous said...

He's looking so big!
It must be the time of year, I bought yeast today at the store. I don't have a bread machine though, I think I want one. Do you use yours very often?

Beth said...

Oh, I wish I had a bread machine! You certainly had a busy, productive morining!