Welcome to the party with my co-host Ashley from Pioneer Momma. You can learn more about Ashley and her blog at New Friend Friday. To my old friends, thanks for stopping by to visit. To my new friends welcome! I hope you stay awhile.
What I really did this weekend was – not much. I am beginning to plan a remodel of my master bath. It’s been in the “thinking about it” stage for a long time. Then I moved forward to an estimate and suggestions from James. He’s the handiest person I know and has great subs that work with him. I’ve been shopping at the home improvement stores to get ideas and finally went back to get serious and get prices. So step 1 is started.
After the estimate and before the pricing, I had lunch with my middle daughter and her two daughters. It was delightful. Those little girls are such a delight. Ages 9 and 6. They are so grown up. They convinced their mom to purchase a box of Girl Scout cookies while we were waiting for our lunch. Then we talked about Girl Scouts and how much fun their mom had as a Brownie and Girl Scout. We had some good laughs. I’m not sure I’ve convinced them they should give the Girl Scouts a try. I’ll keep working on it. But I have rambled on again, haven’t I?
While I was waiting for James to arrive I mixed up the quickest crusty bread from a mix. Have you seen these Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade No Knead Bread Mixes?
They are truly simple. Everything you need to make this bread comes in a box. (flour, yeast, and sugar) Just add warm water and grease a baking sheet.
I have to say I did knead it a bit just to finish bringing it together and form a loaf. The box says to add a little flour to keep it from being sticky and I did that too – about 2 tablespoons.
I heat my oven to 200° and turn it off while I am mixing it up. That’s where I put bread to rise (covered with a tea towel) during the cool/cold winter time. In the summer, there is no need for that.
It turned out great. I’m going to serve it along with a chopped pasta salad today for lunch. My grandsons are coming over for a visit. No, they won’t be eating the salad or bread, but their mom and I can enjoy that. I can’t wait to see them. The youngest (by 45 minutes) rolled over twice yesterday. I hope he will show off for me today too. I made this Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake for visiting with friends too. It is yummy!
Here were my favorites from last week. Be sure to visit Ashley to see her picks!
Honey Wheat Bread from Tastes of Lizzy T.
10 Things to Do with Leftover Rice from Stuffed Veggies
Ghiradelli Turtle Cheesecake Squares from I Dig Pinterest
Thanks for sharing these wonderful things with us. You can get a featured button here.
I am open to everything except promos, political material and Etsy Shops. Recipes, crafts, house and yard projects, sewing, restaurant review or even your weekend road trip ramblings are all welcome links. You’ll note by the title of the site that I like ramblings! Whatever. I like to read and learn new things. I will be having weekly features that I will promote on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest our Monthly Newsletter and anyplace else I can think to share. We just ask that you place our button on your post or on your parties page or link us somewhere.
If you would like to co-host just send us an email and we’ll set it up as soon as possible.
Tell me what you did this weekend. Did you travel, garden, bake, craft, read a good book? What? Link up your weekend and share.