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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Random wednesday thoughts

so what can i say about today? well, mine started off bad. i woke with the worst headache ever, i think it was from dehydration, i drank tons and tons of water, that seemed to fix things and make it go away, along with taking a nice long walk around the park for a few laps. i really just felt like going back to bed, but i pushed on through, and i’m glad i did. i managed to work on my career preparation module, i put a resume together, it took me a long time, trying to remember all the dates and years of when i studied, not an easy task. did not realise i’d studied so much until i actually sat down to write the resume. i tried to do a little college work, i’m kinda stressing out, because i have a 2000 word book review due foe next week. the book i am reading is beautiful boy, by david shep, about his sons addiction to meth amphetamine. i have not started reading the book yet. i’ll start tomorrow. hoping to get it read by friday and do the review over the weekend. thats the plan anyways. ate some of the shepherds pie i cooked yesterday for lunch, one of the other girls in my class had some as well, i was trying to use up the left overs so i offered it to my class mates. after lunch me and nitro did the route to the bus stop. he did well today the only thing was he saw another dog and so got a little bit distracted. but he found the bus stop and got his treat, we got back just efore the rain started pouring, which was good. the rest of the afternoon session we just did our own thing, worked on more college stuff,. oh did i tell ou i passed my first module? well i did. digital media. i had my exam yesterday and i passed it and my portfolio. i was thrilled. after class today i went upstairs, called jess “for those who are new to my blog jess is my partner whose in IL, she’s currently in a psych residential facility. we talked and that was fun, she was doing well and had gotten the xmas package i sent her. then i talked to mom, she was going to my niece’s xmas play at her school tonight, i was kinda bummed that i had to miss it. i usually go to it every year. my cousin facebooked me to tell me that she got the xmas presents i sent, and to also tell me mine are on the way, yay presents, cuz who doesnt like presents. i’m also expecting a box from a good friend in the states, cant wait to get that either. tomorrow we’ll be having our xmas party here at abode, thats the name of the centre where my independent living programme is run. anyway there is a big slap up xmas meal, should be nice. then this coming weekend i need to finish up my xmas shopping, all i need to buy is my moms present and a few more bits for my sister. we are also going to go to a xmas market, we go every year, its so much fun. there are food stalls and a real christmasy atmosphere. well thats about it for now guys, hope all of you are having a fantastic wednesday.
Tell me what you did today?
carol anne

A busy few days

sorry i went quiet over the past few days. things have been crazy here. first on friday i had my did reassessment. i’ll write about that separately because i have a bit to say about it. then last night i went to a xmas party with my family. we went to see a michael buble tribute band and there was also a four course meal. it was great. i did not get home until 4 AM and spent most of today in bed recovering lol. i did not drink, but the night was exhausting. between eating, dancing, waiting for taxi’s home, yeah it was just full on. then when i did eventually get to bed i couldnt sleep for ages. eventually i did fall asleep and slept well had a few weird dreams though. overall i enjoyed the night out though as i hadnt been out in a while. alls good here though. thank you to those of you that emailed me privately to see how i was doing and check on me. i appreciate it very much. it means a lot to know people care when i dont write and they care enough to check and see how we are doing. so thanks guys.
carol anne

Christmas shopping

so this weekend i went xmas shopping with my mom. i planned on buying what i had to buy for people, doing it all in one sweep.

unfortunately though my plans did not work out. i still need to buy for my sister. i ran out of money lol. why?

because, wait, because I needed a new hard drive for my pc to store my movies and music. that took presidence over gifts for people lol. i’m soo selfish.

external hard drives are not cheap either! i payed 60 euro for a 500 gig one. i would have gotten a 1 tb one but those were 89 euro and i didnt have that much to spend on it.

at least all of my movies are on one hard drive now though? and i can use the one tb one i have for my tv shows.

anyway, back to xmas and xmas shopping.

I got gifts for my uncles, my next door neighbour we always exchange gifts between us, my cousins in the UK, I also sent packages to america to two friends, I have a ton of cards for friends that I will be sending next weekend.

I still have a few more online gifts to buy too for people and send direct from good old amazon. cuz yanno amazon has everything!

but yeah it was a great weekend. my back was aching though when we got back to my house. i had to go lay down and leave mom to sit alone in the kitchen lol.
carol anne

Sunday outing to the local hospice

today i went to the local hospice with my mom and my sister. there was an event on, a fundraising event.

you could pay 10 euro to light a light on their christmas tree, in rememberance of someone who had passed away. then all this month the person is remembered in the masses at the hospice.

the 3 of us lit lights on the tree. the event was such an amazing experience.

there was tea and coffee, cakes and mince pies, all free, if you wanted to you could donate, but you didnt have to.

they were selling raffle tickets for hampers, we all bought some of those.

i would definitely go to this event again next year.
It really was organised brilliantly and it was very very peaceful to be there.

Recipe-chicken caesar wraps

Chicken Caesar Wraps

Prep Time
10min.
Total Time
10min.
Servings
4 servings
Wrap up your chicken Caesar salad into tasty Chicken Caesar Wraps! These creamy, crunchy Chicken Caesar Wraps can serve four people in just 10 minutes.
What You Need
• 3 cups loosely packed shredded romaine lettuce
• 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
• 4 slices cooked OSCAR MAYER Bacon, crumbled
• 1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
• 1/4 cup croutons
• 1/2 cup KRAFT Classic Caesar Dressing
• 4 flour tortillas (8 inch)