Monday, January 18, 2010


I think the deep freeze is over for us down here in Fl. It was almost 70 yesterday, but today is cool again but not freezing, I lost a lot of my plants even though I covered them.
When my mom first got here bread machine we had bread coming out of our ears! She was a great cook and loved to experiment a lot, This recipe for Rosemary bread is excellent. Sometimes I make it without the seasoning and just have plain white bread and it always turns out great.
When I make bread in my moms machine if I have the time I like to set it on dough only and I take it out to let rise in my loaf pan and bake it in the oven.

1 cup water
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
2 1/2 cups bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select white bread cycle and press Start.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

SNOW ? In FL!!!

Okay I give up, the joke is on us we are freezing are A--'s off down here. It's in the 20's at night and we've seen snow!!!! I've covered my plants but I don't think it will help, maybe for one or two days of cold weather but this has been going on way to long for us southerners.
It dipped below freezing last night but the worst is yet to come tonight. The cold assault on Florida continued Saturday night with reported lows of 21 in Lecanto, 22 in Weeki Wachee, 19 in New Port Richey, 26 in Wesley Chapel, 28 in Brandon, 33 near the Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg and 29 at Tampa International Airport. Just thought I'd share this bit of news with you all, I guess I should not complain to much when I talked to my dad in Indiana he said they have 12 inches of snow and its 10 below.
Well stay warm everyone if this keeps up I'm going to have to move further south. (Ha Ha).