Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Memory Lane :-)

I headed down memory lane this evening
and thought you might like to come along...

wedding day 1994

graduation day 1995

High School Reunion 2000

Las Vegas, Nevada 2002

Family Ranch 2003

BBQ Fort Worth, TX 2004

Cancun, Mexico 2004

Isla Mujeres, Mexico 2004

Texas Stadium 2005

Oahu, Hawaii 2007

Rome, Italy 2007

Ruidoso, New Mexico 2008

Walnut Grove, Minnesota 2008

That was fun!

15 years ago today...

... Mr. H. and Mrs. H. went out on their first date. :-)

To celebrate this evening, they enjoyed a candlelight dinner -
with children who were too hungry after soccer practice
to shower before eating,
a barking dog,
and a ringing phone.

Ahhh...romance! ;-)

Rosemary Bread

Rosemary Bread
2 small loaves

1 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary (or 2 teaspoons dried), divided

Place yeast, sugar and water in large bowl and allow mixture to become bubbly. Mix in butter, salt, and 2 cups of flour. Add half of the rosemary. Knead for about 10 minutes until smooth and elastic, adding more flour as needed. Oil a bowl, put dough in and cover to coat. Cover with a towel and let dough rise in a warm place for one hour until doubled. Punch down dough and divide in half. Let dough rest about 5 minutes. Grease cookie sheet. Shape dough into 2 small rounded oval loaves. Sprinkle remaining rosemary over the loaves and press lightly into the surface. Let loaves rise again until doubled, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned. Serve with seasoned olive oil to dip bread in and enjoy!

My family ate every bite of this bread tonight - both loaves! It was definitely a hit. ;-)

Love these ~

Alexandra Stoddard books...check for them at your library!

Thanks, Mom, for adding to my collection. :-)