Wednesday, August 03, 2011


Hello!  I've been gone for a few days.  In fact, we put 900 miles on the new car this weekend.  On Saturday morning we decided to head to Grand Forks to visit son Lenny, wife Connie, and grandkid Sammy.  We surprised them on Sunday morning and spent a very fun filled day together.  Sammy has grown so much!  After having a breakfast/brunch, we went shopping for Transformers, and then went to a park that had this water playground.

 The kids were sure having a ball.  Looked like it was a nice cool way to spend a hot summer day.

Of course Sammy had to play with his new Transformers a bit too.
And I'm excited to say that the new car performed admirably.  We are pleased.  And a couple of quilt shops along the way were pleased that we made the trip, too!

This morning we arose at 2:30 and picked daughter Kari up at 3:30.  We delivered her to the MSP airport for her trip to NACAC in Denver.  Then we came home and took a nap.

This afternoon I baked a loaf of gluten free bread.  Remember the bread I was making last winter from the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day cookbook?   And then we went to Arizona and I started eating gluten free.  Well, I also have the Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day cookbook, and I finally tried one of the recipes.  I've been using a recipe my daughter found and hadn't gotten around to trying this one.  Boy, am I glad I finally did!  It is excellent!  I just made a small boule and the rest of the dough is in the frig to use in the next few days.

It is at least as good as the artisan bread I was making........maybe, dare I say it, even better?  So I guess hubby will be getting his homemade bread daily again......even if it's gluten free.  Judging by the three pieces he had for supper tonight, I don't think he minds a bit!


Joni said...

I can't be the only one who thinks you should share that recipe! Looks very yummy! Glad you could get away and share some quality time with your family. You guys make retirement look so fun.

Have a great day sweet friend ~

Jeanne said...

Sounds like a fun road trip - and I can't believe the mileage you are getting! I would be happy if I were getting only half of that!

Linda said...

OK, i insist you share the recipe as i have been GF for a year and a half and still not thrilled with the bread we're making after numerous recipes and attempts at different's OK but not great so you have me curious!!!!!! PLEASE??!!! XOX

Donna said...

Glad I found this post!
I went onto IBooks and found the book Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day! The Master recipe sounds wonderful! Hubby and I were in Germany years ago and LOVE the bread with the thin chrispy crust and guess what?!! It's in this Book!! Thanks SO much for the link! Wish me luck!