Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Project Life Tuesday: Chaos

Chaos is the only way to describe what is going on in our front yard at the moment. Our new drains are finally in the process of being done and there is scoria and mud everywhere. This work has been many months in the pipeline and it will be quite some time before we know for sure if it will solve our leak downstairs but we are certainly hoping it does!
Challenge for Project Lifers: Take a snapshot of some work going on at your house at the moment. :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Project Life Tuesday: A Favourite Appliance

What is your favourite appliance? At the moment, this is mine. I bought this as a Christmas present for myself last year and I have used it every week since then. It isn't the Kitchenaid I really, really wanted but at a third of the price, I am pretty happy with my Kenwood Patissier for the time being.
Challenge for Project Lifers: Take a snapshot of your favourite appliance at the moment for your album and write a few notes about why you love it so much!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Breadmaker Recipe: My Favourite White Loaf

Do you have a breadmaker? Do you love it as much as we do? Today I thought I would share my favourite white loaf recipe. It is super quick, easy and delicious. I have tried many recipes but always keep coming back to this one, you really can't go wrong with it.
Basic White Loaf
1 + 1/4 cup + 2 Tb warm water
2 Tb oil
2 tsp sugar
1 + 1/2 tsp salt
3 cups high grade flour
2 Tb milk powder
3 tsp Surebake or breadmaker yeast
 This makes a 750gram loaf and all you do is bung everything into your bread pan in the order listed above, set the menu to the standard white loaf, choose your crust preference and be patient. In about three hours your house will smell delicious and you will have a perfect white loaf to enjoy! :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Project Life Tuesday: The Job that Never Ends

There is always a job that feels like it never ends in our house and I know I am not alone in this one! One of the certainties of life is that there will be washing...and lots of it. I actually don't mind this chore too much but on some days it feels like there is literally washing everywhere.
This is a common sight at our house. A pile of washing hurriedly thrown down the stairs in the direction of the laundry. Yes, it is untidy and sometimes it takes me (gasp!) more than a day or two to get to it but hey, that's life in any busy family. One day I will look back on all those little clothes and a smile will come to my face when I think of the fun that has taken place in those grass stained pants and muddy t-shirts.
Challenge for Project Lifers: Take a snapshot of your washing pile as it is right now, on this very day and at this very moment. After all, it tells a story. :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Project Life Tuesday: Apples!

Project Life Tuesday for today is apples. Yep, you heard right, apples. Our little guy just can't get enough of them! He prefers Granny Smiths and he usually has two in one sitting. He would go a third if I let him!
Challenge for Project Lifers: Is there a food of the moment in your house? Take a snapshot of it and enjoy the memories! :)