Monthly Archives: July 2009

Me Domestic?


For those of you who know our family well, you know that Husband does most the cooking in our house. It’s not that I won’t do it, it’s more Husband enjoys food experimenting and I cook because I’m hungry and there is no other option.

I did see recently that some friends of mine have gone to making bread instead of buying any. I thought that a great idea and I set out to make homemade bread.  Husband of course helped me with my first batch. We are using the Nauvoo Bread recipe we got when we visited. It’s great because it uses things from food storage. Lots of flour, potato flakes, powdered milk, salt, water, yeast.

This past week when I left to work at the Temple on Friday, I finally remembered to make myself a sandwich for lunch, to my dismay, we didn’t have any bread! So I set out on Sunday to make (on my own) homemade bread.

While it did take me a while to get around to starting (it takes like 4 hours from start to finish), I finally made my own batch of bread. I had to half the recipe to get only 2 loaves instead of the 4 it makes. And I must say, it looked good coming out of the oven and it even tastes good too!

My Mothers would be proud!

4 July 2009


Lately holidays don’t seem to have as much meaning. However, Husband and I did go to a local park to see what was going on, only to find that there was a parade too! We arrived toward the end of the parade where dogs and their owners were walking, so we decided to join in the parade. Lucky for us, where we were was where the parade started. So we joined the other dogs and owners (we had Daisy with us) and walked around the square with the parade. This is me and Daisy getting a drink at the park.

I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a parade where there were only a handful of spectators and cars still trying to get through the roads in the middle of the parade. It was still fun to be there and feel the community.

There wasn’t much at the park, so we didn’t stay long. We also wanted to see fireworks, but were too lazy (and we wanted to take Daisy) to go up to Navy Pier to see the show. So we went straight out from where we live to the lake, and watched the fireworks from 5 miles away. While we had a great view and were on the lake, it’s not the same as being able to feel the BOOM of the fireworks. So it was slightly uneventful, but at least we got out of the house.