Thursday, October 28, 2010

For Crystal Part 1

We went to the Pumpkin Walk this week, and I wanted Crystal to see all the cool scenes since she didn't get to see it when she came up before. Here goes!

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
VeggieTales! Why is Larry on a golden toilet?
The entrance...dum duh duh...
A Bugs Life
Toy Story!
Pooh Bear

For Crystal Part 2

101 Dalmations
Monsters Inc.
How to Train a Dragon
Sleeping Beauty
Gavon liked walking around more than sticking his head in.

What's Up Doc?

Shayden didn't know what to think about this witch. She was pretty nice.

Pumpkin Beatles

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cast Off!

Gavon got his cast off yesterday! To celebrate I'm posting about all the fun stuff he did the last week.

We went up the canyon for a family hike. So fun! Gavon did not want to turn around.

Couldn't decide which one was more cute.

Pulling out our girl clothes, Shayden had fun dressing Gavon. Here she is looking over her handiwork.
Crystal came up to play with us for a few days. It was so fun! Here we are making slime right before she had to go.
Another cute one from the hike.
2nd Dam

Extra time before bed=lots of fun

A small video of our hike.

This video was about a week ago. Jump!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Whole Wheat Bread/Chicken Marinade

5 cups Warm Water
2 Tbl. instant yeast
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup honey
1 Tbl. salt
3 Tbl. gluten
2 Tbl. dough enhancer
12 cups whole wheat flour

Mix all ingredients but only 6 cups flour until well mixed. Add rest of flour 1 cup at a time until dough cleans sides of bowl or forms ball you can knead. Mix in mixer or knead by hand 10 minutes. Divide into fourths and roll into loaves. Put into greased loaf pans. Let rise until double in size. Bake 25-30 minutes at 350 Degrees. Remove from pans and allow to cool.

I finally figured this bread recipe out! I'm all excited about it, because I've tried and tried but only started getting successful a few batches ago. By far the most important thing is the flour. It is only the absolute best if you grind it right before you mix it together. I don't think a few hours will matter, but a few days later, the flour will not taste the same. My father-in-law gave me a wheat grinder, and I now use it all the time. makes the best wheat flour. This makes 4 loaves, and I slice it up and freeze it so we only have out what we'll use that day. It only stays real yummy for a day or so at room temperature. It usually takes my loaves about an hour to double in size, and it takes my oven 35 minutes to bake all the way instead of 30.

Gavon likes to pretend to eat things off of tables/books/empty plates, so here he is modeling some invisible bread. I'll have to post a picture of the real thing later.

Also here is my favorite chicken marinade:

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. basil
1 tsp. garlic
Combine all ingredients. Marinate 4 large or 6 small chicken breast at least 1 hour before grilling (I've done as little as 1/2 hour). Does not need to sit overnight. Also great for steak.