Friday, February 03, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday: 5 Minutes! with recipes

Can I write 7 takes in 5 minutes or less.  Yes!

I've made Cari's potato soup recipe THREE times since she posted.  A hit with the whole family.  Go there.  Make it.  You're welcome.

photo courtesy of Clan Donaldson

To go with soup, easy bread machine bread:

1 cup warm water
2 tsp. fast rising/bread machine yest
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 3/4 cups bread flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup oil (vegetable, canola, olive...whatever)

Water + yeast + sugar into "pan" of machine.  Let sit for 10 minutes.  Now salt (do it in this order!), then flour, then oil.  Pop into machine.  Press start.  Enjoy fresh baked bread 3 hours 10 minutes later.

Today Katie, 5th grade, was looking at me like I was a loon while I talked to her about what things she imagined would float and what things wouldn't.  "None of this stuff floats, mom!"  Followed by "Ooooooh!  You mean in waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaater.....".  Oops, my bad.  Should have specified this was a science class, not a magic lesson.

Paul raised his hand for the first time at CCD this week at "What makes you jump for joy?"  His response?  "Granola bars!"

Does every pregnant woman stress out during her entire pregnancy that she or her baby has some strange, uncommon condition?  And google and over analyze and be sure that she's going to be on the news for something very, very tragic?  Please say yes.  Because that's totally where I'm at.  Stupid brain!

Can someone please make my kids dentist appointments for me? M'kay?  Thanks!

Dang! 7 minutes.  One minute per take, though.  Bam!

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  1. Hahaha I love reading your thoughts. Your children remind me of myself as a child :-)

  2. I play the "what obscure/hideous/life threatening/shocking condition does this baby have?" all the time! Usually I decide it's either fetal alcohol syndrome, rabies, or whatever those babies in "Time Traveler's Wife" had. Did you ever read that book? Oh sweet baby Jesus, DON'T DO IT IF YOU'RE CURRENTLY OR EVER MAY BECOME PREGNANT!

  3. Hogwarts. Homeschooling. Same thing . . . maybe?

  4. i didn't flip out about my baby or i having a weird condition... and i ended up having a variant of pre-eclampsia called hellp syndrome that nobody has heard of and that necessitated and emergency c-section at 29 weeks. :)

    (yeah... this is why i shut my mouth as soon as people hit the third trimester.)

    but seriously, your midwife is probably taking your blood pressure and all that every time so you're being screened for it without you knowing it.

    1. Hah! Well, my blood pressure is one of the few things I never worry about. If anything, I try to increase it because it's so low :)

  5. Cute! I'm checking out the potato soup recipe, and I'm totally wishing you had home-schooled me growing up (which would have been impossible...but still), because I want to learn magic AND science, too!

  6. "Should have specified this was a science class, not a magic lesson" Mwahahahaha. Too bad, though, I would´ve gone to THAT school

  7. The soup recipe looks delicious. I didn't have much luck with potato soup the last time I tried it. I will need to try this one!


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