November 17, 2017

Some days I bake.

I had said to Dax, “Hey, if it’s okay, I think I will just be doing light, easy dinners this week.”

“Okay,” he said, as is his usual response to whatever I say I want to do about dinner.

Monday night I made a simple organic garlic pasta and served it with organic spring mix.

Tuesday, we had turkey wraps and oven fries (homemade, of course.)

Last night, we had more pasta, more salad and fruit.

And tonight, I couldn’t take it anymore.  I am such a weirdo.  Or not.   I LOOOOVE cooking for my family.  And I love food.

So baked tilapia, it was.

And we were going to have quinoa.  I was very serious about us having some quinoa with our fish.  But I washed, and rinsed and boiled and washed and rinsed until I finally threw the whole batch out for all the pesky little black and other colored objects I kept fishing out.  Blech.  So brown rice it was.  And I like brown rice just fine.  We also had some more salad.  We eat so much spring mix that there are days our children say, “ah, Mom!  Salad, again!?!”  So then I buy plain organic spinach for a while til they get sick of that again……   I’m tricky like that.  😉  And to finish off the meal, we also had PW dinner rolls.

We’re totally hooked.  If you haven’t taken the time to stroll on over there to check out the recipe, you should.  The recipe makes four dozen dinner rolls.  I make the whole batch of dough, bake two dozen rolls, and refrigerate the rest for the next couple of days.  I am seriously contemplating making cinnamon rolls out of them in the morning.


You have to get the dough going right after lunch, though, be warned!  They take a bit of time and energy, but they are so worth it.

While I had my stuff out, I decided to go ahead and whip up some fresh bread for the weekend. 

I really did talk to the marketing department at the corporate office of Costco today about blogging for them regularly, seeing how I provide them with this free service.  She said she’ll keep me in mind.  😉     20 pounds of organic flour – Costco – ten bucks.   Can’t beat it, friends.   By the way, I also found organic sugar there for two bucks more than white sugar – same size bag.  I bought some.

Is the lady SURE she doesn’t want to offer me a position?!?

Okay, so back to my baking……I always like to get out my pans, my bowls, and all my measuring cups and spoons, and all my flour, sugar and other ingredients before I get started.

And this guy!!!  This guy has to be front and center where he can see me and everything I am doing.  He also chews on an occasional measuring cup or two.

Isn’t it exciting?  I let the dough rise in a warm oven, covered with a damp towel.

And there it is.  The yummy Amish bread.  It’s lightly sweet, and oh my goodness, with a bit of butter, it’s absolutely heavenly!

And just in case that wasn’t enough baking, I had to whip up a peach cobbler.

I am ever so grateful to my sweet Grandma for her classic recipes.  Love love love her.

Kiss your babies,



  1. I really need to buy a bread pan. I love to bake homemade bread but only have the equipment to do artisan type loaves.

    • I got five bread pans at Walmart for four bucks a piece and love them. Would love to know about your artisan bread! 🙂

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