Monday, July 11, 2011

A productive day

Usually Monday's are rough on me. It takes me awhile to get going after the weekend. Today has been a pleasant surprise. The kids have behaved pretty well, did the schoolwork that I gave them and are now making up songs on the keyboard.

I babysit one little boy on Mondays. He was really good today and him and my kids had a lot of fun playing hide and seek and singing.

After he left, I made dough for enough homemade bread for 8 loaves. This is a recipe I got from Mother Earth news and we all really like it. You can see it here. It is great because you can leave it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Of course, ours won't last near that long.
This picture is from their website. I don't cook it quite this done. We like it less crispy.

I then went out to the gardens and picked cucumbers and peppers. I hope I have enough peppers to make some more pepper jelly. I made it about a month ago and we have ate most of it. It is so yummy on cream cheese with crackers. I'll have to get a red pepper to add to mine so it will be pretty. I'm wishing now I would have planted different types of pepper plants. I definitely will next year. I read somewhere that red, yellow and orange bell peppers are really green ones that have ripened more. Interesting, huh?

Hope you are having a great week. I'll post a picture of my jelly when it's done. Thanks for stopping by and God Bless.


melismama said...

Hi, in response to your comment on the penny items at Staples...

1. GLue bottles each a penny
2. Package of pencil top erasers each package a penny
3. The packages of Pens, each package a penny

the paper was a quarter after mail in or on line rebate

the packages of 4 glue sticks were a 1.00

pencil cases .99 each
mechanical pencils either 1.00 or a quarter, I forgot...

they had a lot more great deals also

check out their sale on line flyer!

May said...

How i wish i have a garden. Thanks for attending and promoting monday mingle blog hop, following back via networked blogs because at the time i visited your GFC is broken. Pls notify me once is back. Have a great week.

Ally said...

I may be prejudice but those kids of yours are just too cute for words! :) love you!

Frugal in WV said...

I meant to make bread today and it didn't happen, hopefully tomorrow :) Following you back, I am jealous of your garden, we have absolutely no space for one!

May said...

I visited back like i promised but found out that i am already a follower of your blog.
Have a great day.

Loving learning at Home said...

Thanks, May!

Loving learning at Home said...

Frugal in WV- The square foot garden takes up virtually a 4x4 square. I definitely recommend trying to find at least that much space. The amount of plants is pretty cool that you can fit in there.

Anonymous said...

I loved this bread recipe. My mother in law that that I puchased it! Very easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing.


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