The other day I accomplished everything except getting to the library.
I had planned on making the next day "movie day" but I’ve been busy up until this afternoon.
I’m not sure if Friday TV is any good. I’m a Monday night fan.
So, tonight is going to be movie night. Usually I rent DVDs but, at our library yard sale I got a bunch of VHS tapes of old movies that I like, so, tonight it will be, Dirty Dancing, (very sexy), Ace Ventura, When Nature Calls, Lady Hawke, Tremors, and Stargate the movie.
I managed to save a few pieces of banana bread, and I’m popping the popcorn. Grab a seat… do you like butter on your popcorn? What can I get you to drink?
BIG HUGS, Steph
OH, recipes below… enjoy!
HONEY OATMEAL ROLLS
3 Cups very warm water
1/2 Cup veg. oil
1/2 Cup honey
1 Tablespoon salt
2 Tablespoons yeast
1 1/2 Cups uncooked, quick style oatmeal
Approx 6-8 Cups of unbleached all purpose flour
In a large mixing bowl add the warm water, oil, honey, salt and yeast. Let it sit approx 5 minutes. You should see bubbles and froth on the top.
Mix in the uncooked oatmeal and the flour, (adding the flour 1 cup at a time)
The amount of flour varies depending on humidity and your altitude.
I mix mine in my kitchenAid mixer and usually add it until the dough starts to form a ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. If you are mixing and kneading by hand… the dough should be slightly sticky.
Coat the inside of a bowl with oil. Add dough and turn so that the dough has a light coating of oil. Cover bowl and let rise, till doubled in size. (I punch it down and let it rise twice if I have the extra time)
Punch down the dough. Butter or grease a 9×13 pan. Break off small amounts of the dough and form into a smooth ball. Add to the pan. Once it’s filled, let them rise about half way, and bake at 350 for approx 20 minutes.
This makes approx 2-3 dozen rolls.
WHIPPED CREAM FROSTING
1 small box, 3.9 oz., instant chocolate pudding (I use chocolate fudge flavor)
1 cup milk (whole or 2%)
1 pint whipping cream
1-2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup powdered sugar
In a large mixing bowl, beat on slow speed, the 1 cup of milk and package of instant pudding, until well mixed.
Add the pint of whipping cream, and whip on high speed, adding the vanilla extract and powdered sugar.
Continue whipping until it forms stiff peaks.
Refrigerate approx 1/2-1 hours.
This frosts one cake, IF your kids don’t eat it before you frost the cake. lol