I mentioned in previous post how we had all been sick over Christmas. Well, as is often the case with me, any time I have a lingering cold or flu, I have a tendency towards bronchitis. Last Wednesday, I was feeling pretty punk. By days end, I was feverish, and really punk! I knew bronchitis had set in good. I took my sorry self to the Urgent Care that evening, and was told I had full blown bronchitis, with possibly pneumonia setting in too. I was very rattly! I got my meds, and stopped for a humidifier, and went to bed for 4 days! I kid you not!! Today was a big turn around, and I am feeling much better!!!
I had a couple of people message me that they would like the recipes to the breads I made in last post.
First is English Muffin Bread. This is my go to bread. A perfect bread for morning toast!!!!
This makes a small loaf:
1 1/4 cup tepid water
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
3 Tbp nonfat dry milk
3 cup bread flour
2 tsp yeast ( I use 1 packet )
Add ingredients to machine as per your machine's instructions. Turn to white bread cycle. This is a flavorful bread, with lots of nooks and crannies, just like the muffins.
Before I got to feeling really bad, I finished my Nordic hat. Despite the mistakes I made with reading the graph wrong in that first block of red, I wound up enjoying the process and really loved the color work. I will do it again. In the below photo, I am pointing to the area that was done wrong. Instead of the intended pattern of x's and diamonds, it looks like c's and arrows.
I haven't done a bit of cooking since I was sick. But this morning, I put on a peppered beef roast. You take a nice size chuck roast, trim off fat if desire. Put slits into meat and insert whole cloves. I used about 6. Then place into crock pot, and cover with entire large jar of pepperoncinis, juice and all. Cook on high as long as possible. 10 hours at least. Shred with two forks and allow the meat to absorb juices. Serve on toasted hoagie rolls with melted provolone. Wowzers...are these good!!
A few days before I got sick, I ran into Joann's to stock up on thread since I had a coupon for 50% off. Thread is very expensive these days!
When I was sick, my best friend Jae brought a gift and left it at the door. It was the cutest pair of pink sewing themed pajamas!!! I will post a pic next time! She is so great. I love Jae!!!
Have a good week everyone! I will be back soon!