Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Decorations 2011

Photos courtesy of Bryce

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving treats

 Theses are the things that you need: Yogurt covered pretzels, Rolo's and nuts or candy for the top
 Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Lay out the pretzels with the Rolos on top
 Bake in a 300 degree oven for 2 minutes and then pull out and press a candy or nut on top
                                                          That's a lot of Rolo papers!
                                                    Now they are ready to go to a party!


                                                                  Our Front door

                                                 The turkey's are ready for Thanksgiving

More shots or our beautiful Fall leaves

Thanksgiving decorations

                                 It's time to take pictures of the Thanksgiving Decorations

                                                                 The Kitchen

                                                              The Family room
                                                              The Living room
                                                          My new turkey pillow

                                                               Our front door

                                                Some beautiful trees in our backyard
                                                  We have much to be Thankful for!
                                                      Have a Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Butterhorn Rolls

I have a great recipe for Butterhorn Rolls that my neighbor gave me years ago.
They are very easy and everyone's favorite.
They gave me the reputation of being a great roll maker-
But it's really just the recipe!
I was called and asked to make the rolls for a catered dinner,
so I decided this was a good time to share the recipe.
1 pkg. yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
1/2 cup sugar
3 beaten eggs
1/2 cup melted butter ( one cube)
( I put the cube in a bowl, cover it with the paper it came in- and microwave a few seconds)
4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
In large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add all the other ingredients in order.
Stir with a wooden spoon. It will be sticky!
Cover with saran wrap and put in the refrigerater overnight- (or for at least 4 hours)
When you are ready to make the rolls, divide the dough into 2 balls.
It is still a little sticky, so use some more flour.
Roll each ball into a circle, ( about 1/4 " thick) and spread with more melted butter.
No wonder they are so good!
Using a pizza cutter, cut the circle into 12-18 pie shaped pieces. ( I make 16)
Starting at the large end, roll them up into cresent shapes.
Repeat with 2nd ball of dough and put them on 2 cookie sheets.
Let rise
Depending on the outside temperature, that could be 1-3 hours
I have even let them rise for 4 hours during church
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes
I spread a little more butter on the tops after they are baked

This is the easiest yeast roll you will ever make. And you didn't have to knead the dough!
Extra Hints:
I have doubled the recipe many times- but either use two mixing bowls or have someone strong there to stir the batter as a double recipe is pretty thick to work with!

Halloween 2011

Fall is my favorite time of year - I love all the beautiful colors and decorations.
Join me for a tour of my Halloween decorations.
This is my Grandson, hoping if he waters the pumpkins- they will grow Bigger!
The scarecrow- guarding the door and the pumpkins!
The pumpkins- now they are all watered. Look,
a new one sprouted up in the planter.
Our house sign
The entry way. Wow! there is sunshine.
The quilt hanging by the stairs. It was reflected in the entry way mirror.
The bench and the new pillow I made this year!
The living room
...with more pillows
My cute scarecrow
The family room
More of the family room
A closeup
The kitchen
Out the kitchen window
More cute things
A pretty tree in our front yard
Another pretty tree in our backyard.
I do love Fall in the Northwest. Red Trees and Green Grass!