Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Day Late and A Dollar Short, lol

Hayden's Kindergarten Pic

Emerson's Pre-K 3's Class Pic (I swear he usually smiles better than that for the camera!)

Yesterday I meant to get on here and post some pics but I ended up shopping for Clayton's birthday instead. My trip ended abruptly after getting a call from Hayden's teacher because his tummy was upset. Needless to say, I had to go pick him up shortly afterward. Anyhoo, Clayton's birthday falls on the day before Thanksgiving this year and I am looking forward to all the fun I have planned. I did already give him an early present. I got him a kegerator (a fancy fridge built especially for holding kegs and has a tap handle system on top) so that he can easily dispense his homebrewed kegs. Right now he has an Odell IPA keg in the extra fridge in the garage and a homebrew keg inside the kegerator in our house. He has a tap on both so he can choose whichever to drink and he is one happy hubby, lol.

To really celebrate my man's special day, I have reservations for us at a cool hotel in Fort Collins. We are going for the whole weekend after Thanksgiving and my Mother-in-law will be watching the boys for us. It's going to be great! We got the honeymoon suite and it is so pretty. :)

Have you guys ever tried Amish Friendship Bread? It's this wonderful stuff that you make with a starter. Most people acquire the starter from someone else (thus the name "Friendship") but I made the icky starter myself. I have made 4 loaves of bread with it so far and we have been happy with the yummy results. One of the first 2 loaves was taken to the scrapbooking retreat in Estes and I never even got a piece. I sat it down and went to get an hour-long massage. When I returned, it had all disappeared. That spoke volumes, lol. Seriously, the bread is that good. If you are interested in making this stuff yourself, you can find the recipe for Amish Friendship Bread Starter HERE. The bread recipe that I have been using is HERE. The bread recipe is so easy to manipulate into a million different types of bread just by changing the applesauce to pumpkin or changing the flavor of pudding in it. I personally left out the raisins and dates because we don't like them. It didn't seem to make a difference. Yummy!

Well, I have got to run. I have some things to do while Clayton took the boys out for a movie. ;)


*Heather said...

Your boys are getting SO big!!! Handsome too!

Have you ever had Amish Friendship bread that NEVER dies?!!!! I love it too but think I burned myself out on it many years ago when I think we had the starter in our house for months on end and I finally just let it die as my friends would run when they saw me coming with more bags!!! LOL!