When you see this flag flying, thank a veteran! As much as we grumble about the candidates, high prices or unemployment, the USA is still the best free land in the world to live. We all have the veterans who fought to keep it that way to thank for that!
After 'doing her hair', the 4-year-old believes herself to be a "Diva To Be". Not that we are prejudiced, but we think she's pretty apt to break some hearts in a few years. Pretty and brains,,,who would have thunk it?
Are there any Grey's Anatomy fans in the audience? Dr. Grey and Dr. McDreamy are doing a clinical study on the effect of a virus injected into a brain tumor. Do you think the writers had a clue of a real study taking place at Yale University School of Medicine?
Researchers at Yale University School of Medicine have shown that a specially evolved virus related to the one that causes rabies can rapidly home in on cancer cells. When injected into mice with brain tumors, the virus killed cancerous cells while leaving the healthy tissue intact.
There's nothing like the smell of bread baking in the oven to get the ole taste buds going. In fact, I think Kevin likes fresh bread better than sex (or so it seems).
I got this recipe for Baguettes from a very good cook, formerly from Louisiana but now moved to Texas. She personally tests each one in her Feisty Kitchen and then posts mouth watering pictures of her culinary feats.
This is a fairly easy recipe; if I can do it, anyone can!!
Baguettes and Rolls
2 (1/4-ounce) envelopes rapid-rise yeast
2 TBS sugar
2 1/2 cups warm water (100-110 degrees)
1 TBS salt
1 TBS butter, softened
6 1/2 - 7 cups all-purpose flour
2 egg whites
2 TBS cold water
Stir together yeast, sugar, and warm water in a 4-cup liquid measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.
Stir together yeast mixture, salt, and butter in a large bowl. Gradually stir in enough flour to make a soft dough. Place in a well greased bowl, turning to grease top.
Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, 40 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
Punch dough down; turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly 4 or 5 times. Divide dough in half, shape 1 portion into 12 (3 1/2-inch) ovals; place on a greased baking sheet. Make shallow cuts in tops of rolls; cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
Divide remaining portion in half. Turn 1 half onto a floured surface; press with a rolling pin to remove air bubbles. Shape into 15-inch rope.
Place in a greased baguette pan or large baking sheet. Make deep, 2-inch cuts in top of loaf using a razor blade. Repeat procedure with remaining dough. Let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
Bake rolls and baguettes separately at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Stir together egg whites and water; brush over bread. Bake 5 more minutes or until golden. Cool on a rack.
We almost got all of the yard finished before the rain came down. The mowing was completed and the 9-year-old thinks it's his mission in life to drive the mower (minus cutting blades) around the yard, raking up the grass clippings.
Now all I need to do is teach him the difference between a flower and a weed and we'll be good to go in the flower beds!!! *S*