Sunday, April 21, 2013

Goodbye Mac, Hello PC

For my birthday, Kyle built me a new desktop.
My laptop has been getting slower and slower even after being fixed. 
So I agreed to let him get me a new one.
However, it's taking FOREVER to switch everything over since I'm going from everything Apple back to a PC.
I'm still slightly sad to be switching away from my Mac, but I love the new computer
At the moment I can't get any pictures off of my phone!
Hopefully we'll get it all switched soon and I'll be able to make a real post!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Peasant Bread

I found this bread, where else but pinterest. 
Of all the bread's I've tried this one is not only the easiest, but my favorite. 
I've made it multiple times since finding it in December.

The original recipe makes two loaves. 
I typically only make one at a time so the ingredients and directions below are what I do. 

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup lukewarm water
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon active-dry yeast
1 tablespoon butter. 

1. In a large bowl mix flour and salt. 

2. In a smaller mixing bowl, dissolve sugar into the water. 
Sprinkle yeast on top and allow to sit for a few minutes till foamy. This ensures that the yeast is active.
Stir it up and mix it in with the dry ingredients.

 This is what your dough should look like. 

3. Cover with a tea towel and set in a warm place to rise for 1.5 - 2 hours, until the dough has doubled.

4. Using the butter, grease an over safe bowl. I use a 2L pyrex bowl. 
Using two forks, scrape the dough out of the bowl making sure to flip the dough in on itself. 
Place the dough in the grease bowl. 
Allow to rise for 30 minutes. It should be about to the top of the bowl.

In the greased bowl before rising.

5. Pre-heat oven to 425F.
Once the dough has risen, bake for 10 minutes. 
Reduce the heat to 375F and allow to cook for 22-25 more minutes.
Remove from over and turn out onto cooling rack. 
The bread should fall right out!
 Finished bread!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Bits and Pieces

Spring Break was wonderful.
Unfortunately realty hit and it's taken me a few days to get back into the swing of things. 

Randomness from the past week include:

1// Made my favorite bread (recipe to come!)
2// We bought jellybeans around Easter. 
Kyle keeps leaving me piles of my favorite colors. This one was on the side of the bed.

3// We've had some crazy rainy weather.
There was even a tornado warning at school the other day!
4// I hate making bacon on the stove because it always pops at me. 
Kyle decided using his sunglasses would be the appropriate way to avoid splatter.
5//Got my birthday reward on my Starbucks card!
Can't wait for my birthday!
 6// Kyle started looking into building me a desktop computer this week. 
I'm sad to switch back from my mac, but excited to have a computer with no issues again!

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