Monday, May 12, 2008

Olde Fashioned Living

Claire came over last night and baked some fresh bread while I slaved away making homemade sausage (meaning I bought it at Costco) with home grown onions and zucchini (meaning I bought them at Farm Fresh).

She had a cute apron on (meaning she put on one of my t-shirts to protect her nice clothes...of course it was way to big for her), she hand kneaded the bread (meaning she put it in the mixer and turned it on), put it in the newly hand crafted clay pot, the one we bought at the craft fair on Sunday, and baked it fresh.

We slaved all day long (meaning about 45 minutes) for this home cooked meal. It was great!

Claire really did make the bread from scratch...3 cups of self-rising flour, 3 tablespoons of sugar, 1 can/bottle of room temp beer...mix together, then bake at 450 for 40-45 mins, topping with butter for the last 10 mins or so...not only was it great last night for dinner, but this morning, I spread some jam on top...woooweee.

We watched the Pursuit of Happyness this weekend. It was the second time I had seen it and I am glad I watched it again. It was much better the second time.

For the record, 6'5 and 250lbs is entirely too big for a shortstop. Even weekend warrior softball. Men that size were not meant to play that position...and no, Cal Ripken was not that big.


CONGRATULATIONS to my friends Jeremy/Amity and Katie/Derek...

In the last 5 days, both couples gave birth to beautiful baby girls...I am so VERY thankful that Ava Marie looks more like Amity than Jeremy and that Emily Jean looks like Katie!

Love all 6 of you!


April said...

The bread recipe sounds delish. What kind of beer did you use? And was it a recipe that came with the clay pan? Sometimes a recipe won't work the same if you don't use the same type of pot or pan.

Becky said...

Congratulations babies!

Love Will Smith movies...even the lame ones. LOL

And I would like to place my order for a couple loaves of bread...fedexed to my home ASAP.

Thank you. :)

for a different kind of girl said...

Cooking is hard work, y'all! I mean, you still have to take that sausage out of the package and stuff. Dang!

It all sounded great, though. I made those burgers you sent me the how to's for, btw. DELISH!

Oh, and definitely, yeah for babies!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

All this excitement and you Wiied yourself for the first time? (damn, that just sounds wrong!!)

Love it!

Hallie :)

rs27 said...

Pursuit of Happyness was sad and then happy, so in effect, the title works out.

Lauren said...

My cooking (buying food from the store) is very similar to yours. I'm quite good at purchasing food.

And that bread sounds delicious!

WILLIAM said...

You need to get her an apron...

Chardsy said...

I love cooking. You guys should make one of my favorite breads, it is a chocolate chip banana bread, and it is AMAZING.

Katelin said...

You guys are just a regular Emeril and Giada, haha. Sounds like a fabulous meal.

And Pursuit of Happyness, I loved it so much more the second time cute. Such a good movie.

Bogart in P Towne said...

April - It was cooked in a clay pot that Claire picked up at the Arts Fair this weekend.

Becky - I love Will too.

DKG - We are just a couple of hard working freaks.

WWoW - Let's just agree to never use that term again.

rs27 - Yup

Lauren - We really do cook, not just warm stuff up...and Claire did bake that bread from scratch!

William - Don't you think that would be a bad gift? Sorta like giving a vacumme cleaner or something.

Chard - We are so making that...SOON!

Katelin - Claire's head is much smaller than Giada's.