Friday, February 22, 2019

On a lighter note

2008 Landon at a Hoboken playground

Here are some fun things from here and there that have made me happy lately: 

To Make

Bread machine bread (adapted from a randomly googled recipe here) I made this yesterday with dinner and the kids were crazy about it in a happy wonderful way. 

1 1/2 c. warm water
1/3 c. butter (melted)
1/3 c. honey
1 tsp. salt 
1 T. yeast 
4 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
(measure the ingredients into the bread machine pan, press go, and enjoy hot bread in 4 hours or so!)

(After dinner when one of the kids asked if I could make it again tomorrow, I answered that I probably wouldn't tomorrow, but I could make it again soon. "Well, what do you mean by soon? Because maybe when you say soon you mean like 10 weeks!")


Confetti Hearts by Amanda Evanston on instagram - I made these one night earlier this month when Jordan and Landon were at a game night and it was such a fun project and has been such a fun bright little decoration too. (And I love her wild painting style too! ) I still have some confetti and Porter has been asking to help make some, so we'll see if we get there while it's still heart-season. 


Faux Fried Ice Cream -- I made these in my high school catering class, and have tried them a few times over the years. We made them for Valentine's Day last week,  and they were so yummy with some caramel and whip cream (and a cherry on top!) that I've been thinking of them pretty much every evening since! 

1. Vanilla Ice cream, scooped into balls (I like a few little balls rather than one big ball for a delicious crunch to ice cream ratio)
2. Cinnamon Toast Crunch, crushed. Roll the balls in the crumbs and then freeze for a few hours till it's time to serve.
3. Chocolate sauce, caramel, whip cream & cherries to add on top!

(These remind me of the delicious Bunuelos I loved at Los Hermanos in Provo, yum!)


To Listen

Carole King & James Taylor in this song  -- those harmonies!  This album has been on repeat on our pandora account lately. 


How I Built This podcast -- I love stuff like this. Especially interesting were Andy Dunn from Bonobos (where Jordan worked a few years ago) and Katrina Lake from StitchFix (where Jordan considered an offer last year). Also I loved learning so far about the background of JetBlue, Barre3, and WeWork.


The Next Right Thing podcast - For a bundled up afternoon walk, this is just so pleasant to listen to.