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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Finally back in the kitchen with homemade bread

I am back! It seems as though I am finally out of the fast lane and can stop to smell the roses. It has been a very hectic 6 weeks or so. Saying "good-bye to my parents was very difficult. Packing them up had some pretty emotional moments, but they are happily and safely living in Rosharon, Texas with my younger sister. I have popped in on your blogs as much as I could and it is safe to say that I am way behind. While packing my parents I pretty much lived on bean and potato burritos, falafel, and toast. I am so ready to eat GREEN!!!!! I miss living food. After checking so many of your blogs I don't know where to start. You are all such wonderful and inventive chefs! Thank you to all of you who kept checking in on me and not forgettng me. Look out kitchen here I come! It is so nice to back in your own kitchen with the supplies you need to make VEGAN meals.

On a perfect note, our grandson is doing wonderful. Growing like and weed and melting our hearts every time we seem him. He has spent the night with Gma and Gpa twice and slept through the night for us on both occasions. He has rolled over from his tummy to his back and is now beginning to grab for things. Especially Gma's hair. :o)

Mommy leaving her pride and joy overnight with us for the first time. Poor Brandie was being brave, but was crying before she walked out the door. Just in case you all wondering, Brandie and her husband had a wonderful time together even though they missed there little one immensely.

Here we are getting ready to leave for church. We had to wake him up to dress him for church. I don't think he really woke up until we got to church. Gma loves her little man.

Gpa isn't proud or anything is he?

Being so ready to get back in the kitchen I was asked to demonstrate homemade bread at the ladies preparedness night at church. I did not want to do it, but I just don't ever say no. It was good to be cooking again and had a blast doing it. Just the kind of therapy the doctor order. I used the Dave's Killer 100% whole wheat Bread Recipe over at Everyday dish. Julie has amazing guests and recipes for all of us to try. Stop by and check her site out. I only have 2 bread pans and was on a roll so I improvised and made "whole wheat french loaves" and "whole wheat muffins" along with regular sandwich loaves. I made the recipe as it is written for the sandwich loaves, but went from molasses to honey for the "french loaves and muffins" This bread is KILLER bread. Thanks Dave and Julie!

Tradition Sandwich Style Bread

French Style

Tasty muffin or roll style


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Okay, this is really weird... I SERIOUSLY was just thinking, "I wonder what happened to Sheree.... does she still have her blog??" HAHA!! Glad to see you back, of course!! :0)

Your grandson is so precious!! Love the family photographs.

Wow, look at all that fresh bread - excellent!!

Virginia said...

Your new grandson is beautiful! You must be so so proud!

Amy said...

Yay! Good to have you back! And your Grandson is just gorgeous (I remember the first time I left my eldest with my husbands Mum, it was so hard!).

julie hasson said...

Welcome back! So good to have you back blogging again. Your grandson is adorable. You must be having so much fun with him.

Your loaves look gorgeous! I'm so glad you enjoyed the bread recipe and had fun making it in cool new ways for your cooking class.

Vegan_Noodle said...

So glad to have you back Sheree!! I hope your parents are adjusting well to their new living situation. I am sure it will be nice to get back in the kitchen... looks like you already have a good start with that bread!
And how fun that yall got Micah Jr all to yourselves for a night, it's good for Brandie even though it was tough. :-)

urban vegan said...

Welcome back!

What a beautiful family --and lovely loaves.

aTxVegn said...

Yay, you are back! Sorry I never got back to you but I got so busy right after I emailed you!

Your bread looks fantastic. I'm glad you decided to do that demo because you are so great at baking.

That little one is sooo adorable. What a blessing.

aTxVegn said...

We did have to give up Smokey. Chase was so sad. He took him to the humane society, and if Smokey doesn't get adopted the bunny rescuers will take him.

Mihl said...

Great to have you back! Your grandson looks so cute and all of you look so happy together with him.

Your bread looks amazing, makes me wanna go into the kitchen and fill the bread machine right away.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

WOW, he seriously IS growing like a weed! (A very cute little weed!)

Monika K said...

Glad to see you back - and the grandson is très charming! Congrats!

Peggy said...

Welcome back! :) Your bread looks fantastic, I seriously need to make that recipe sometime soon

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Mmm, I love homemade bread!

Ruby Red said...

I am so glad you're back! It's really nice to read about you again. The bread looks killer, in all the various forms you made it! I've never seen anything like your muffins -- they are so perfectly rounded and smooth on top and they browned deliciously. Were you born to be a breadmaker or something?

It's nice to know you're back in your own kitchen, though. Living off less than your ideal food is no fun!