I know I am one day early..for December..but if I am to get Movember in..it has to be now:)
We were fortunate to spend some time in beautiful Florida this November..
Also known as Movember now..
I had packed a straw bag with little diversions for 3 of the alphabet boys that also had a vacation here with us..
One of the little goodies was a package of stick on mustaches..
We all wore one for a photo shoot except for grandad..and Frédérick who already sported Movember looks..
Thank goodness the weather cooperated somewhat..while they were here..as it was not the best November weather ever in Fl for us.
Albeit poorer than usual weather..many games were played..many photos taken..many fish caught..many meals shared..many everything!
The sea is a very special place..♥
The whole time we were there ..we ate out once.. and that was the night we all went out together..en famille.And only once..
Every lunch and dinner was at home....here..as I call it..but it is not ours:)
So nice to share each meal.
Kids are soo funny..and busy..and beautiful.
I love prepping meals watching the sea.. so does Jacques..while there..he cooks as much as I do..
No baking takes place usually..
But it can happen..
One thing that DOES get baked the whole time we are there..is bread.
The hands down easiest for me while away..
Is the Steamy Kitchen one because I know it by heart.
The boys LOVE it..
Similar to all the others we make..
I am astounded at how great each loaf turns out..how very little you need..
In some ways I wish they would teach this to kids in schools..The basics ..of making bread..making meals,etc..
This bread is proof that having a gorgeous loaf of bread is so easy a 4 yr old can prep it..as SK shows..
In fact..one evening..Oli and Max.. made it!
It's so simple.. 3cups flour..1 tsp salt..1/4 tsp yeast ..1 1/2 cups lukewarm water..Mix..cover ..let rest ap 16 hrs.. shape cover bake 450 in your preheated pot for ap 30 mins..uncover bake till browned..you can make it faster than I type it..Please refer to the link for the exact recipe and method:)
The next day I shaped it.. and baked it..
It was just as nice as when I make it alone..but tasted even better to me with them having mixed it!
My daughter made it ..first full day back to her home....our neighbor in Fl makes it now..and I gave one to Karen..
You can find..the recipe..yes..yet another one..here..
What I really wanted to show you too though apart from the edible alpha boys..is the lame I ordered from Breatopia.
Works like a charm:)♥
There is a granite counter top where we stay..So easy to prep bread with..
But you certainly don't need that..
And I make this bread in a round white corning ware w/ clear lid.
Hope you try this one~
Great gift too w/ a jar of jam etc..
A big red bow..or raffia tied.
OK.. Onto December and having pleasant moments in the kitchen baking things for people I care about.
Keep in mind older people that can't get around etc .or that are lonely.
I know I plan on visiting someone with a basket of goodies.