Friday, August 19, 2011


I want to share this cute picture of Boo. Acting like a natural at the computer.

Football and school have started. The long lonely days are here. :(  Boo and I just need to find lots of things to do and find things that take us out of the house without using the $$$. hmmmm. Ideas? We already do the park about once a week and walk almost daily.

I also wanted to share a really simple recipe for Artisan Bread that my friend shared with me. I don't usually make bread except for breadsticks.  The mixing of the ingredients is easy peasy the only thing that really is a hassle is putting water in the oven with the bread.

Artisian Bread1 1/2 T of yeast
1 T regular salt
6 1/2 C of Flour
3 C of Water

Mix dry ingredients. (My friend likes to mix it in a icecream bucket but any Large bowl will do) Add water until all the flour mixture is incorporated.  Cover with cloth and let rise. (I let mine rise for 4 hours...I'm not sure how long you HAVE to do it for).

An hour before you want to eat divide out half of the dough and form it into a ball shape on a piece of parchment paper.** Let rise for 30 minutes.

Place baking stone and broiler pan in oven (i used a cake pan-something you don't mind if it gets beat up alittle). Preheat to 450 degrees.  Take stone out and place parchment paper and dough on the stone. Put in oven. Put 3-4 cups of water in broiler or cake pan.  The steam will make the dough crispy on the outside.

If you don't want to cook two loaves put the rest of the dough in the fridge for up to two weeks.

**I cut this recipe in half so I didn't have to divide the dough in half...I could pretty much just dump onto the parchment paper.

TRY IT! Oh by the way, my friend said wheat flour is NOT good in this recipe. Sorry healthy eaters out there. :)


Greg and Stacey said...

Boo's hair has gotten so much longer, even since June. I think all children are naturals at the computer. I am sorry for your long lonely days. I am trying to think of what you could do, but my mind has gone blank.

Cory & Rebeca said...

we do the library and bike rides, bird watching (pretty much just see how many birds you can spot while on a walk or in the yard- i'm not a bird expert). We go through lots and LOTS of bubbles at our house, can't ever go wrong with those and any source of water fun. :) if i think of any other free or cheap things to do i'll let you know.