Friday, March 13, 2009

Family Night

Confession: Yesterday, Bobbie Jo participated in "Crock Pot Thursday". I shared with her that I forgot to turn my crock pot on. I turned it on today and we had a yummy roast, roasted asparagus and home made french bread (I'll find a recipe before I do this again - way to much dough). ::snort:: It worked out well for the roast to be tonight as Mike and Josiah were both here.

We were sitting around the table after dinner and Stacia asked Jared and Josiah to dance with her. Jamin was at work.

I have rotated this photo 3x and it keeps copying this way...Stacia's expression is priceless.





Spy Alley
Wild Nerf Battles




We also spent time checking airline prices from Seattle to Tokyo, from Anchorage to Tokyo, from Tokyo to Misawa...tried to find the "bullet train" prices....and then decided not to think about it any more tonight. ::snort::
Jamin is home and the big guys and Mike are having a discussion. I'm done.....and going to join them.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.


Just me~Bobbie Jo said...

My kids love roast and I love trying a new way to make them. And it is still funny that you forgot to turn it on. lol :)

Linda said...

I have a great recipe for french bread, and it makes 2 good sized loaves (on regular cookie sheets, so that ought to give you an idea). I use parchment paper instead of greasing the pans.....but I still use the cornmeal for the bottom!

Crusty French Bread

2 loaves


* 2 cups warm water
* 1 tablespoon yeast
* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 5-5 1/2 cups bread flour


1. Dissolve yeast in warm water (110 degrees) and sugar in large bowl; allow yeast to proof or foam (about 10 minutes).

2. Add salt, oil, and 3 cups flour; beat for 2 minutes.

3. Stir in 2 cups flour to make a stiff dough.

4. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

5. Place in oiled bowl, turn dough to coat all sides, cover and let rise until doubled.

6. Punch down and divide in half.

7. Shape dough into two long slender loaves.

8. Grease and sprinkle with cornmeal either a french bread pan or large cookie sheet.

9. Place loaves in pan and cut diagonal gashes on top of each loaf (I use scissors).

10. Cover and let rise until doubled.

11. Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes.

12. Note: You can sprinkle or spray water on the loaves during baking if you want a really crunchy crust.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Bobbie Jo - I love that we can laugh together.

Linda - thanks. I'll try it. I used the normal recipe I use and it was good but SUMO LOAVES....I mean huge, pouring over the sides....usually makes 4 loaves.... I'll try your recipe later this week. I have the fancy pan that I need to use. ::snort:: I have to decide if it goes to Japan or the garage sale.