Thursday, January 15, 2009

Yummy Soup and Bread

Baked Potato Soup

4 large baking potatoes ( about 2 lbs)
2/3 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup flour
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
6 cups milk
1 cup sour cream
½ tsp onion powder
10 bacon strips cooked and crumbled
shredded cheddar cheese

Bake potatoes at 350 degrees for 65-75 minutes or until tender: cool completely ( I make potatoes the day before) Peel and cube. In large saucepan, melt butter, stir in flour, salt and pepper and onion powder. Gradually add milk bring to boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat, whisk in sour cream. Add potatoes. Garnish with bacon and cheese.

French Bread

In blender put
3 cups hot water from tap
1 cube butter
1 egg

blend well

In mixing bowl for bosch or kitchen aid place

1 TBS salt
1 TBS sugar
1 TBS yeast

Add blended ingredients, then add 6 cups flour or enough flour that the dough pulls from side of bowl. Knead in bowl for 10 minutes. Let rise to double. Shape into 3 loaves and place on greased baking sheets. Let rest 15 minutes. Bake 375 for 25-30 minutes.

This bread recipe also makes fantastic fry bread for navajo taco's.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Fun New Blog

I found a fun new blog called the gift closet. Click on the button on the side. I couldn't believe the fun projects.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday Mike

Here is Mike with his Birthday present.
We had alot of fun New Years Eve, which by the way is Mike's Birthday. We decided we better try to break in his new 4-wheeler and have a little fun in the process. So we headed just up the street to the nearby mountain (seiously 5 minutes away) and take the kids on a sleigh ride. Nathan and Dianna and kids were nice enough to come along. I don't think I have had that much fun in the snow for along time. We all had fun sledding and riding around on 4-wheelers. Here is a video of Nate.

The kids having to much fun

That night we had Mike's fam over for more food and lots of fun. We laughed a little to hard.

Christmas 2008

Christmas was alot of fun this year. Our kids had alot of fun with all the activities. Mike was relieved to have a little time off after a very busy Christmas season at work. We always enjoy Christmas Eve with family and eating ourselves sick

Shelby helping me with Gingerbread Men.

Porter with his Star Wars Ship(He loves Star Wars)

Hunter with his new R/C Car

Shelby with her new dollhouse from Santa

Sorry it took so long, but here it is our exciting Christmas.