Thursday, April 2, 2009

One of our new, favorite, easy recipes...

French Bread
2 T yeast
3 T Sugar
1/2 cup warm water
Combine & set aside.

2 cups hot water
1 T salt
5 T oil
7-71/2 cups flour

Combine water, salt, oil and 1/2 cup of flour. Add yeast mixture. Mix well. Add rest of flour until dough is not sticky. Let rest 5-10 minutes. Knead. Repeat process 5 times. On a greased cookie sheet, roll dough into 2 long loaves. Let rise 20- 30 minutes. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.

It turns out every time and the kids love to slice and toast the leftovers. You can also use the dough for pizza dough or bread bowls for soup or chowder.

A Look Back at '08

Blog Beginning

We are finally starting a family blog! It's a little too techy for me, so there will be nothing too fancy. We'll start with a picure of the kids and a little summary of our lives right now, probably the same info you get in our Christmas cards :).

Chelsi is 16, driving and playing club volleyball. Their team just flew to Spokane last weekend for a tournament- they got 2nd place. She is soon to be starting a nursing program at school. Jamie is 14 and also plays volleyball. She played for the school team and just started again with a club. The girls both play the piano very well, Jamie just participated in adjudications and did a great job. They are both excited for EFY this summer and for a little break from their crazy schedules.
Tanner,12, is playing his last year of baseball (he can't wait for arena football). Rich coached his basketball team this year, but Tanner was out with an injury for 1/3 of the games. Jake, 9, just started baseball too and is enjoying scouts and a class he is taking at school called Draw Squad. He said to let you all know that he plays the piano, but doesn't like it. That goes for Tanner too! Jake can't wait to finally start football- I said he had to wait until he was 10, but have been overruled.
Rich is now working with the Stake Young Men's presidency and is having a little too much fun to consider it a calling. They have a fun group of leaders to work with. Staci is taking it easy, still in Relief Society, but also doing crafts for Girl's Camp and on the Youth Conference committee with Rich. I am enjoying digital scrapbooking and will share our 'family journal' of scrapbook pages through our blog (If I can figure it out).