Archive for September 15th, 2008

Ten Simple Things that Make me Happy

Monday, September 15th, 2008

The question this week at Ten on Tuesday
is: What are 10 simple things that make you happy?

  • Fresh sheets on the bed, with a little spray of “Sleep” from Bath and Body Works. It is a relaxing vanilla/lavender scent.
  • The first cup of coffee in the morning, strong and hot.
  • Getting a really good dinner on the table that everyone enjoys.
  • Playing board and card games with the children.
  • Taking the old doggie for a daily walk.
  • Our daily times of reading the Bible together as a family, and singing a psalm.
  • Checking my email and Facebook.
  • Doing a blog post.
  • Baking bread.
  • Going shopping with my daughters.

Will you play, too? What are the little blessings you treasure?

Five Favorite Breakfast Foods

Monday, September 15th, 2008

This week for Give Me Five Monday, Becca of Becca’s Buzz asks:

What are five of your favorite breakfast foods?

  • Homemade bread, toasted, with butter and jam. Click on the highlighted link to find the bread recipe. This is what I usually have for breakfast, with a cup of strong, black coffee.
  • Homemade whole wheat waffles. This one I make every so often for the family, when we have time for a relaxed breakfast.
  • Life cereal.
  • Homemade granola.
  • Over-easy eggs with toasted homemade bread.

That’s it, folks! Now, how about you? Would you like to play, too?

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes/Waffles
6 eggs, separated
3 cups buttermilk
3 cups water
½ cup vegetable oil
6 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour
2 Tablespoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoons salt

Pour egg yolks, buttermilk, water and oil in large bowl and blend.
Combine dry ingredients and sift into the liquid mixture and mix briefly.
Beat egg whites until they will stand in peaks and fold in gently.
Bake on heated griddle, or preheat waffle iron, and cook for 5 minutes on high in waffle iron.

Yield: 20 to 24 pancakes.