Friday, April 18, 2014

April 18, 2014

It is Easter weekend!  Wow!  We are looking forward to a traditional Easter meal, though it will be just the 5 of us.  We'll be making ham, GG rolls, asparagus, twice baked potatoes.  When we were trying to decide what to make for dessert we settled on carrot cake since that seemed perfectly appropriate for the holiday.  And the kids LOVE it - so all in all it was an easy choice.

This week was full of the usual hecticness of grad class, the kids' scheduled activities, meetings at church, and the typical household chores and duties.  As a result, we didn't try too many new things.  The two things we did make, spaghetti sauce and meatballs, were both an instant hit and earned keeper status! And I got a new bread pan, called a pullman pan.  It makes a long loaf and you primarily bake it with the top on so the resulting loaf is square with a dense crumb.  This type of bread is called Pain de Mie.  You can use any recipe you like in it.  Ryan and the kids loved it - the sandwich bread was fantastic and held up great in lunchboxes!  I made some quick peanut butter (peanuts, peanut oil, salt - no real recipe), and we had the ultimate homemade peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Choice of white or wheat bread, smooth peanut butter and raspberry jam.  Pretty delicious if I do say so myself!  :)

Have an amazing weekend and happy cooking!

New Recipes
Leah's Meatballs
Spaghetti Sauce

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