Some of My Favorite Things

What do you like to do during your break? I like to read and cook besides craft. My current reading is: Louis and Antoinette, Julia Child Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Online Instruction, and In Defense of Food. Yeah yeah, I can’t stick to one book. The 1st I’m mid-way through it, Julia and Defense I just started and the Online one I’m done with but I’m still working on my course material for this spring semester.

I’ve been cooking lots too. Yesterday I made potato ham soup and sweet rolls. The soup was soooo easy and VERY good! The only thing I did different was double up the onions. The rolls were great too and it was my first time making bread! M and hubby lived on bread yesterday. They couldn’t stop! I used the second tip because I don’t have a breadmaker and using that tip my bread turned out just fine. I did adjust the sugar. The recipe requires 1/3 cup and the tip mixed the water, yeast and 1Tbs of sugar first. So what I did was poured 1/3 cup of sugar into my measuring cup and then subtract 1Tbs. I didn’t want super sweet rolls.

Potato Ham Soup

Sweet Rolls

Then I made a card. I used Dani Mogstad’s papers, All You Need is Love, for this from Sweet Shoppe:

Dani Mogstad's kit

It’s for hubby. He’s been doing lots and lots of work around the house, including cleaning and putting laundry away while I mess around or hang out with the girls. If you want to know the asterix story you can read it here. But it’s basically what we use to write to each other before any of us had the guts to say more than like {::SMILES}. I set the background paper in Word, typed the sentiment, and print. The birds I trimmed out from one of the pattern paper and adhered with some dimenstionals.

I Like You

Have a great one! It’s Monday and I have one more week to lounge around at home. The joy of working in education!

9 thoughts on “Some of My Favorite Things

  1. For my break I vowed to do absolutely nothing. I mean, minus the usual tidying up the place and crafting. I dunno, I’m very happy doing nothing but sleeping all day and watching movies on tv. It’s total bliss! The bread looks yummy, good job, never tackled bread making before, although I make the most awesome pizza dough and very easy to make (got it from the executive chef at the resort I used to work in Bze, hee!) The soup looks awesome too, I wish the hubby would let me get potatoes when we go shopping but we’re trying to eat ultra healthy! Cute card too, it’s nice that you make one for your hubby, I need to get into the hang of that too, mine is always cooking and washing dishes! 😀

    Clouds 😀

  2. Love your card for your hubby! So sweet of you… I haven’t made one for him in a while… too long. So thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

    …and ummm… your rolls… I think I’m in heaven! They look so DIVINE! I can feel the warmth…their fluff is mesmerizing! And my oh my would I love to try out that soup! Perfect weather for it. 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Does it matter which type of potatoes you use for the soup? Just curious… Thanks!

  3. Darling card. The soup sounds good! I read and I like to cross stitch. Though I really only cross stitch when I travel, since it’s easier to pack up than my craft stuff.

  4. Had to smile when I saw which bread recipe you used. Isn’t it just sinfully delicious!?!?! I made them for Thanksgiving and am making them for dinner tomorrow night. I would have made them tonight but was fresh out of eggs and there was no way I was going to the grocery store with 4 kids in tow! I don’t feel like I’ve had much of a break, as I’m expecting company this weekend for my brother’s wedding (adding 6 adults and two young kids to my house for the weekend!) If I weren’t expecting company I’d probably read, work on a quilt, or cross stitch/embroider.

  5. Hi Savitri!
    Hope you had an awesome Christmas!

    I am a huge fan of bread (and have a huge bum to prove it – lol!) and those rolls look delish! The card is soooo cute! I love the * story – you guys are so sweet.

    If I don’t make it back, wishing you and yours a very blessed New Year!


  6. Both of those recipes look delish! Right up my alley. I have to admit, though, I’ve never made bread – I’m always afraid I’m going to mess up the whole yeast thing.

    Love the card – you always do such cute things with digital papers!

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