Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

Do not buy these nuts. You will eat them all and they have a bit of kick to them but you won't be able to stop. Thank goodness they are at Walmart and are cheap.
I have a Kitchenaid mixer and have used it to make bread but it wasn't the best machine for the job. Now that I have my handy dandy food processor with dough blade, I think I have found a new way to put on weight. After following all 10 steps to getting the machine out of the box, I set to work with my America's Test Kitchen cook books. But first Emily and I made the cheese pretzels from her home ec. recipe. They didn't make very many, a double batch made 6 pretzels and they weren't big, but they were yummy fresh out of the oven. She called Grandpa to come over and have one, she had an ulterior motive, Grandpa has one of those tiny little trampoline's that were popular in the 80's and he was bringing it here.
The pretzels were so easy that I decided to try something only Pizza Hut seems to do, deep dish pizzas out of the cook book. And HOLY CRAP, I love them! Made in a cake pan, they are small but filling. I did not eat the whole thing, just a slice. Made a beef, mushroom and onion one and a cheese one for Emily.
Then I found a recipe for Hot Cross Buns, it's Easter weekend, I figured it was fitting. They are proofing right now. We aren't even big HCBuns fans, so they will go to someone else's house.
I love my Kitchenaid food processor!
This is the other thing I bought myself at Costco. I went with the vibrant pink hydrangea, I might go back and get the blue one, but maybe I will wait and see if I kill this one.

We talked to a very nice, very talented guy about getting our carport fixed and turned into a garage and it's got the wheels in our heads going! This needs to be done because the carport roof leaks and is rotting, and we could just fix it, but after much deliberation we have decided to build a garage, with a breezeway between the house and the garage. It will cost more, but it's what we want and we don't want to have to do it again in 5 years. And I want to have the cutest house on the street, isn't that what it's all about?
And it frees up a whole other room in the basement for scrapbooking, I mean a family room! Maybe we'll get a bigger tv too. I can hear the cash registers going!


RAE said...

I wish I lived next door to you. I could be even fatter than I am but I would be happy LOL All this food is making me hungry.

Kelli said...

I did give some hot cross buns to the neighbour, she said she'd never had them before.

Amy said...

Wow those pretzels look yummy! And I dont even like pretzels!!! Im moving my blog address to avoid a stalker, but I will let you know!! Have a great week, hope Easter was fantastic for you and your family!