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Pretzel Making Time!

I try to do some kind of activity with my Grandkids when they come over…

Fall break had started… and I was lucky enough to get them for a day and night…

They are quite busy… with football practice, basketball practice, school… and friends…

We had planned on making these once before but, ran out of time…

So tonight we decided we would make the pretzels from a kit I had bought…

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Everything included… Loved that!..,

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Yeast- Flour-Baking Soda- Cinnamon Sugar- Coarse Salt

Just a little mixing… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Carson taking a turn at mixing…

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Kennedy’s turn…

kneading… rising of the dough… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I got the kneading part!

and then cutting into strips to make the pretzelsInstructions included…

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You start with a U shape…

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Twist at the top… then fold down… making the shape of a heart almost!

They caught on fast of course!

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A pan ready for oven…

You dip the pretzels in baking soda water before baking…

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First Batch ready!

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Second Batch ready with Carson’s special one!

They wanted just the course salt sprinkled on them…

Carson got that job!… and as you can tell…

They did good! 

We all agreed they were delicious!

Fresh Baked Bread the Easy Way!

My daughter-in-law always serves fresh baked bread  k10328568when we go out to their house to eat…

She had said, “It’s at Wal-Mart in the frozen foods“…k10812190

So, the other day I found it!…

It is made by Rhodes… I believe I had bought some of their dough for rolls k6045401a few years back…

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I picked up a package of the bread dough… There are three loaves in a package… and it comes to about $1.25 per loaf…

All you have to do is:

Remove dough from wrapper… (I just took out one… all I was going to bake for us)

Spray a loaf pan with cooking oilk7687870

Put in bread…

Spray bread dough… with cooking oil also…

Cover with plastic wrap

and let sit for about 4-5 hours… (Depending on the heat of your kitchen)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Carefully remove plastic wrap and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutesk11056943

Perfect bread!

and tastes so good warm from the oven

We had it this morning toasted… Almost didn’t fit in my toaster k9473461… it’s such big slices

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Delicious!

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So if you like the smell of fresh bread baking k13040455in your own kitchen… I highly recommend this easy baking project!

In God’s Hands…

Passing on an email you have probably read many times… but, at this time in our country’s trials… we may need to look toward whose Hands our world is really in…
Hands!
A basketball in my hands is
worth about $19.
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A basketball in Michael Jordan‘s hands is worth
about $33 million.
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It depends whose hands it’s in.
A baseball in my hands is
worth about $6.
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A baseball in Roger Clemens‘ hands is
worth $475 million.
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It depends on whose hands it’s in.
A tennis racket is useless
in my hands.
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A tennis racket in Andre Agassi‘s
hands is worth millions.
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It depends whose hands it’s in.
A rod in my hands will keep away
an angry dog.
A rod in Moses‘ hands will part the
mighty sea.
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It depends whose hands it’s in.

A slingshot in my hands

is a kid’s toy.
A slingshot in David‘s hand is a
mighty weapon.
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It depends whose hands it’s in.
Two fish and 5 loaves of bread
in my hands is a couple of fish sandwiches.
Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in Jesus’
hands will feed thousands.
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It depends whose hands it’s in.
Nails in my hands might
produce a birdhouse.
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Nails in Jesus Christ’s hands will Produce salvation for the entire world.
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It depends whose hands it’s in.

As you see now, it depends whose

hands it’s in.
So put your concerns, your worries,
your fears, your hopes, your dreams,
your families and your relationships
and the leadership of your country
in God‘s hands because…
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It depends whose hands it’s in.

Daily Prompt: Sliced Bread!

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King James
Bible (Cambridge Ed.)

Matthew 4:4
But he answered and said, It is written, Man
shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the
mouth of God.

This was my first thought on sliced bread

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could just slice some nice warm breadk7735029

take small bites… and the words and thoughts of God would enter us…

But, He gave us the choice… eat or not

I remember in Elementary School… when “Bible Reading” was still permitted…

that I chose this verse to read… I actually just opened the Bible and chose the verse that said something to me…

It has remained ever since…

I also remember my teacher saying, k7887590

“That’s one of my favorite verses too!”…

The small things that we carry throughout our lives that have influencd us…

Amazing isn’t it???

“Cornucopia Bread?”… Yes, I’ll Bring It Again!

Keepsake:

I’ve made this neat cornucopia bread for quite a few years now… I don’t even know where I read the recipe

I looked up the directions… where you could have clearer instructions … Just in case you want to try it…

It isn’t that hard… Just don’t expect perfection Relax!… It will turn out!…

This year I couldn’t find bread stick dough … so I improvised with crescent dough

Just pressed it together in sheets… cut in strips… and rolled with fingers a little into longer strips…

The wrapping around the cone is the hardest part… but, just keep pressing dough together as you attach each piece…

The cone is filled with balls of loose foil to keep the shape…

Bread before baking…

Bread brushed with beaten egg…

  

Finished Baked Cornucopia…

They will be easy to remove along with the cone shape after bread cools… I Promise!

I cut up yellow squash, carrots, celery and cucumbers into sticks…

and add a few slices of tomato for color and some broccoli florets…green onions…green pepper… I put the raw veggies  into the opening of the cornucopia and on the plate surrounding  it … Add a pretty bowl or glass filled with your favorite dip

Makes a really nice appetizer as well as a pretty centerpiece for your guests to munch on before sitting down to Thanksgiving Dinner!…

Instructions

1. Cut a heavy-duty piece of aluminum foil to 30 by 18 inches. Fold it in half to 18 by 15 inches, and roll it into a hollow cone shape about 18 inches long. The open end of the cone (cornucopia) should be about 5 inches in diameter.

2. Fasten the ends of the aluminum foil with clear tape. Fill the entire cone with crumpled up aluminum foil. Bend the tail of the cornucopia up, then down at the end.

3. Spray with cooking spray, and place the aluminum cone on a large baking sheet. Beat the egg and water to make the glaze for the bread cornucopia.

4. Open the can(s) of breadstick dough. Separate the breadsticks, and start by wrapping the first breadstick around the end of the cone.

5. Use the glaze as a glue. Brush the end of the next breadstick with glaze and overlap it with the first breadstick end pressing the two together. Wrap the second bread stick further up the cone slightly overlapping the first.

6. Repeat using all breadsticks. Brush each end with glaze, and press to the previous breadstick making sure there are no open spaces until the entire cone is covered. Leave 3 breadsticks to make a braid for the end.

7. Pinch the ends of the three breadsticks together. Braid them like hair. Glaze the opening of the cornucopia and press the braid around the end, stretching to make it fit the end.

8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes until the bread is golden brown. If some areas start to get to dark, cover them with foil until the rest brown.

Tips & Warnings

  • Dough will be pretty slippery, so work quickly and get help if you can.
  • Fill the cornucopia with fresh fruits or vegetables.
  • Add a dip to the side, and don’t forget to eat the cornucopia too.

http://youtu.be/tc5-JeezRo8   Another way to make the foil cornucopia…

“The Best In the World!”

We are on a grilled cheese kick… That’s what I call it when my husband and son say, “Just fix me a grilled cheese”… This has been going on for about two weeks… Could it be that I’m the best grilled cheese maker in the world! … I doubt it… but, as long as my family likes them … that’s fine!… I usually add some soup with them… My favorite being Tomato Bisque … My husband’s is Homestyle Chicken Noodle … My guys are easy to please… I’m grateful for that… When I make the sandwiches I like using a bigger bread… and want to be able to see and taste the cheese … Good old American  is fine… I butter  both sides of the bread all the way to the edges… put the cheese in the middle… heat my favorite non-stick skillet on about medium heat… and lay it in… I love the way it sizzles… I peek to see if it’s getting brown… and when it’s golden I turn it over with a spatula  and repeat… I learned the best way to do this process from one of my favorite nieces… I babysat her and her brother and sisters one summer many years ago… She was about 12 years old… I watched her as she made grilled cheese sandwiches for all of us one day… I had the habit of squashing/flattening mine for some reason… but, not her… She just let it do it’s magic in that skillet … hardly touching it… only to peek like I do now… It was just perfect!… eating it with Kool-Aid that we drank by the gallons … She liked to cook then and still does … Now her specialty is chicken/dumplings and a layered Chocolate E’clair

  dessert… We ask for both, at all of our family functions…I doubt I have ever told her that she taught me to make the best grilled cheese in the world… On a hot summer day when she was just a young girl…