Recipe-Yeast rolls

You Need:

  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm milk (about 100 F to 110 F)
  • 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted, cooled to lukewarm)
  • Coconut oil(for brushing rolls after baking)

How to:

  1. Oil a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking dish.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the yeast with the warm milk. Let stand for two minutes.
  3. Add the flour, egg, salt, sugar, and melted butter. Using a dough hook, mix on low speed until combined. Increase the mixer speed to medium and continue to mix for 15 minutes, adding small amounts of extra flour as needed to keep the dough from sticking to the sides of the bowl.
  4. Form a ball and place in an oiled bowl. Cover with tea towel and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  5. Shape the dough into balls, about 1-1/2″ each. Place in large baking dish to make about two rows of four (8 rolls).
  6. Cover lightly with a clean dish towel and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  7. Heat the oven to 375 F.
  8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.
  9. Brush with coconut oil.

Enjoy!

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Cooking

I cant sleep. So I decided to blog.

Its 3 AM. I doubt I’ll sleep tonight. I’ve had too much caffeine.

I’m cooking sheppards pie tomorrow. I love that dish. I will eat it for my lunch once its cooked. Watch for photos of the finished product some time during the day.

I hope I’ll be going volunteering today. I’m not sure yet whether I will, because one of the vans that ferries residents around is broken, so it might be that I cant go for another week. I hope thats not the case though.

I have one week left to turn my assignment in for college. Its a book review. I’m no where near done with it. I’m going to have to get cracking on it this week so that I will have it completed for next Tuesday.

Is anyone else up?

Morning has come and I feel good :P

so yeah got 4 hours of sleep. thanks for all of your warm thoughts, hugs and support last night. it meant a lot. thanks to DV and skye for standing up for me for what liz wrote. she really didn’t mean to upset me and I wasn’t upset really. i’m used to her. she does that sort of thing a lot, and she finds things humourous and funny that maybe others wouldn’t, and really she has no filter she just speaks her mind. i’m used to it by now. it really doesn’t bother me that much. idid password th epost though because I really don’t want everyone to read that. I thought of taking it down and then I decided that I wouldn’t, because while its about me and what I said and did, its liz’s thoughts, and I didn’t want to sensor her thoughts.
this morning I am cooking chili and when I have it made I will post a pic here. I’m looking forward to cooking it. I haven’t ever tried it before on my own, well I’ll have help but you know what I mean I haven’t ever cooked a chili from scratch.
I’ll be heading home today a day early for my assessment tomorrow. I’m nervous about tomorrow but trying to stay focused and positive. mostly other insiders are a little freaked out so I am trying to soothe the kids and be the strong one.
carol anne

rundown of my day

so today at the ils course was really good. on tuesday mornings our first class is digital media. i like this module. its all to do with computers and doing stuff like recording videos, facebook, making itunes playlists and using itunes, etc. its fairly simple for me since i already knew how to do most of the stuff they ask of you in the module. it has taken the rest of the class 5 months to complete the module where as i completed it in a month. my teacher was so impressed with me this morning when i completed the last of the work for it. next week we have an exam and then that module will be done. the exam is pretty simple so I am not worried in the least. I will ace it and I know that. after break we were meant to be cooking but we didnt, because our tutor said she wanted to use the time to catch the others up on their work, some of the class had been out sick and on holidays lately and so had gotten behind on their work. i was irked we didnt cook since cooking is one of my favourite modules. i like to cook and then i like to take photos of what i’ve cooked to share here and on facebook. it gives me a great sense of achievement. after lunch the main tutor wanted me to go to the bus stop with nitro. but i really wasnt in the mood. i said i had a headache which wasnt a lie, and i said i would prefer to wait until tomorrow. she let me but she said she wasnt happy. oh well. i think it should be up to me how fast me and nitro learn the bus route. makes no sense to push and push me does it? i know sometimes you need an extra push and i would be the first to admit that sometimes i do need the encouragement. but today i just wasnt up for it. our afternoon session was a little scattered. we all did different things. normally on tuesdays i am volunteering in cork city partnership but i didnt do it today since the driver couldnt take me as he wasnt free. so it meant i was in class for the afternoon. i just caught up on college work while the others did bills and budgeting and employment law. i missed not volunteering today. hopefully i can do it agan next week. after class ended i went upstairs, set an alarm on my phone and lay down for an hour to sleep. i was wrecked. i’m not sure what is making me so tired lately, whether its a med or something but I seem to never feel rested lately. I seem to always be tired. its hard to know which med might be causing my issues since i take a few. all i can do is keep a check on it and if the tiredness continues talk with dr. barry. enjoyed a nice dinner of home made burger and fries and a chocolate and orange cheese cake for dessert. i had never tasted orange mixed with chocolate in a cheesecake before. it was delicious! after dinner i went to my room and played on my new apple tv for a while. i am loving it. i went on net flicks but man there was so much choice that i didnt know what to watch. ha that is the thing too much and then i cant choose lol its the did ok? i’ll blame the did! ha. in the end i watched killer kids, and i watched an episode about kids who were into the occult and so committed murders to do with the occult. it was so interesting, a bit gorey but fascinating to watch. i highly recommend it if you have net flicks. its the first episode of the killer kids show. i want to start watching 13 reasons why this weekend. it looks good.
carol anne

good and productive day at the independent living skills course

busy day today at the ILS course!

in the morning we did a module called personal care and presentation. to be honest i found it a bit simplistic, i could have taught it myself. it was about hygiene, health care, dental care, how to present yourself etc. i should fly through the work and complete it in no time.

After break we cooked. There were only 3 of us in today so the kitchen was fairly empty. We made vegetable soup, or I should say, I made vegetable soup, because the other two did not do much of anything except watch me.

I didnt mind though, I enjoyed cooking, and I liked that I could do almost everything, I liked that I had the confidence to do all the chopping of vegetables, sauteing the vegetables, and stirring the soup and blending it once it was done cooking.

We put carrot, onion, leak, cellery, parsnip, and lentils into our soup. We also put spices in there, cumin and curry powder, salt and pepper.

It was so yummy. And there’s left overs for tomorrow too, yay.

After lunch I walked the 10 mins to the bus stop with Nitro. I did not want to at first, but my tutor pushed me, saying we wouldnt have time to go tomorrow and it would be good if I did go today so I went and I am so glad I did!

When I came back we had our weekly reviews, that is where you write up a sheet about what went well and what did not go so well this week. You also say a little about each class and you can add suggestions for new modules or things you’d like to see added to the programme. There is a space to for tutor comments.

My review went great. The comments I got were awesome. Enthuastic, willingness to learn, good contributor in class, energetic etc. I was really pleased.

There was one negative. My tutor kinda lectured me because she said I used the emergency buzzer in my room inappropriately. You see everyone has an emergency buzzer in their room. last week I pulled mine to ask someone to bring milk to me. The thing is staff thought I’d fallen, or something. And a bunch of them came running thinking I was in trouble.

So I was reppromanded for that today, which was fair enough I suppose.

After class ended I came upstairs, fed nitro, and sat down on the couch, thinking to myself, i’ll sit here for five mins before I go make some tea. Five mins turned into me falling asleep for an hour and a half! lol what can I say I must have needed it!

I’ve been just chilling out for the evening. I’ve started showering by night instead of in the mornings so that I can have a little extra time in bed in the mornings, plus, its getting colder outside now, and I dont want to go outside with wet hair.

so yeah good day overall.
carol anne

socs nov 18th so a little late-Oi!

Oi, sup people! Its me with another installment of my crazy life. i’m very very tired! but unable to sleep. i decided that maybe if i shouwered sleep might come you know warm water, relaxation time, etc? but no! not a hope! where am i going wrong! its either no sleep or sound sleep but no inbetween! at least i have the prazazin to try now though, along with a sleep med, zimovane! for four nights dr. barry has prescribed zimovane, so i hope that will help too. i just took my night meds a couple minutes ago. think i will go watch a little tv before i go to bed. not sure what i should watch though. maybe fuller house, or just full house the old show, thats light, and nice and tame. and i need tame! no triggers before bed! tomorrow i am making my xmas cake. i am excited. i wont ice it tomorrow but the main cake will be made. i’ll be sure and post a picture! so watch out for it tomorrow at some point. its been a pretty productive week so far this week on the ILS course. we did team work, personal effectiveness, career preparation, and tomorrow we’ll have health and nutrition, they are cooking soup again though, i’m like i dont want to cook soup again! so many of them on the course wont eat anything they are plain eaters, so a lot of recipes are out but i’m lucky, i get to cook my own stuff so thats good i get to make what i want and i plan on making a lot of different foods. i plan on making chili, and spaghetti bolognes, and lasagna, and red pepper and butternut squash soup, and shepherds pie, and pasta bake, and casserole too! as well as a few cakes and other delicious gooddies thrown in for good measure! do you like to cook or bake? do you have any favourite shows on tv right now or from the past? are you a night owl or a morning person?
catch yall soon guys! ❤ xxx

baking a christmas cake

this week on the ILS course I’ll be baking a xmas cake.
i cant wait. i love xmas cake. hasany of my readers had it, i know my UK readers know what xmas cake is but do my US readers know?
basically its a fruit cake which has icing on top. there are spices in there too. you can also put alcohol in there, it makes the cake last longer. however i’m leaving the alcohol out of it.
i’ve only ever made one other xmas cake in my life. that was years ago with the help of a friend. so i am excited to do this.
I’ll have help from a staff member to do it.
I’ll post pics once i bake it and ice it. It takes about 5 hours to bake it, and then you have to leave it for 2 days before icing it.