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

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?

Monday musings

another week has begun. and mines off to a good start.

i slept well last night. it helped that i went to bed early.

I went to therapy this morning. that was good…emily had some time with eileen. she needed it. herself and a couple of young insiders had emailed over the weekend and eileen responded to those emails today.

we talked about the did reassessment. it was a very full session.

now i’m back for another week at the ILS course. we finished off the team work exercise we’ve been working on this afternoon. we all then had to write a review of how we thought it went. i was honest in mine. i said i did not enjoy working as part of a team because i was left to do a lot of the work.

I also went to the bus stop with Nitro. He found it without any problems. He has improved so much since we started working on that route. I didnt even give him food today, and he found it anyway without any treats.

His trainer is coming back next week, on Monday, to do the next part of the route with me. That part involves getting a bus so that will be interesting.

we are having a christmas party here at the centre on thursday. its a christmas meal. it should be fun. i’m looking forward to it.

i’ve started back on my healthy eating kick. i did really well today. i had cerial for breakfast, a toasted sandwich with ham in it for lunch and a bowl of soup, and lemon pepper chicken for dinns with broccoli, cauliflower and potatos. I passed on the really rich desserts and i just had fresh fruit and yogurt instead.

so i’m pretty happy with myself. i worked on goals last week and i decided a goal for me is going to be to lose 4 stone, which amounts to 56 pounds, by the time i finish this course, which will give me about 18 months to lose it.

realistically I think I can do that. It will involve getting exercise every day and one of my tutors has said she’ll come with me for a few weeks while I am just getting started. there is a park right on our doorstep and we will do a couple laps of the park to start, increasing it gradually. we also go to the gym on friday mornings and when I go i will do the bike and the treadmill.

and of course i intend to eat healthily also. i’m determined to do it, i want to do it for myself though, not for anyone else.

ok off to browse net flicks now and see if there is something good that i can watch. the problem is there is too much on there and i cant ever choose haha.

hapy darina

it me darina and i hapy
i hapy cuz i got to hav lots nummy food las nit
lots of turkee and ham
that wat we always hav to eat on crismas
did yu merican peple kno dat bout europeans
thay eat turkey well UK and ireland do
not sure bout everywher else
but las nit at the partee
we had turkey and ham
mash tato vegebles and gravy
stufing and roast potato
and thay even served fries on the side
hahaha that was funy
i like fries
i ate a buncha them
then for dessert we had crismas puding
wif cream and it was nise
i was so full i thot i wuld burst
i like food ha
i lik to tast all the yummy food wen we go ote
wat yu eat for crismas diner guys
darina

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.

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)