Family and Bread

Today started out a very rainy, stormy day 



but quickly cleared up, until now (7:30pm) when the stormy weather is picking up again. 

Recently, Ryan and I have gotten some love from our parents, while feeling a little homesick I got this 



Just what I needed to feel better 🙂 

And just last night we got this in the mail from Ryan’s dad and Dina 



And then this evening our engagement presents from Ryan’s mom and Joseph came in 



Don’t worry mom, we’re getting a ton of beautiful, dark, purple ribbon and I’m saving it all for you! 

On top of all our family love I made bread this evening. It was supposed to be a pizza but Ryan and I changed dinner plans last minute. We were originally going to make hot dog pizza for dinner but upon realizing that neither of us actually wanted to eat that we switched meal plans. Instead we went for rice noodles with a spicy peanut butter sauce and a mix of shrimp and scallop. The sauce I found a recipe for online and was actually really great! We mixed:

3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons chilli paste
1 tablespoon soya sauce 
2 crushed cloves of garlic
small amount of minced onion
super small amount of minced red pepper 

It’s worth trying out 🙂 

Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of our dinner 😦 

We did this while the bread was cooking, by the time we finished dinner we had this 



While the shape may look a little funny the taste was not. It turned out so well and I have my mom to thank for that! It’s her wonderful recipe that got us this bread (it’s great alone but even better as pizza!) 

Dissolve 2 teaspoons sugar in 1 1/2 cups hot water then sprinkle 1 teaspoon yeast and let rise for ten minutes. 

Whisk together 2 tablespoons oil and 1 teaspoon salt and then whisk in with the yeast. 

Slowly incorporate 1 1/2 cups of flour while whisking.

At this point you will need to use a wooden spoon as the dough will be thick, incorporate a half cup flour. 

Finally pour the dough onto a counter and knead in another 1/2 cup of flour. 

After kneading the dough place in a large bowl and cover with a towel, let sit for an hour, after an hour the dough will have risen, punch the dough down and let rise again. 

Grease a pan and bake at 350 until golden brown and cooked through. 



5 thoughts on “Family and Bread

  1. Thanks for the bread recipe. I can’t wait to try it. Glad you had a few ‘pick me ups’ to brighten your day! We are still waiting for summer to say hello. Our weather sucks!! Big hugs to you both!

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