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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Is It Safe Now???

Is it time to come out of hibernation?  Is it safe to stick my nose out the door without taking the chance of getting frostbite?  No more snow, RIGHT???

The lambs are out frolicking so I guess we humans should do likewise.
These sheep are in the front yard of a nearby Amish home.

Oh, how I love spring in PA!  The grass is so green and the fruit trees are in bloom.  Life is good once again.
After spending the whole month of March with a severe sinus infection and then adding an ear infection, I'm so grateful for warm weather and sunshine.  It is the cure-all for everything.

While I was sick, my creative endeavors took a sad turn to nothing.  I still haven't found a project to really get my juices flowing.  I became obsessively attached to my Kindle, an instrument with which I had a mediocre attachment to before.  Without being able to get out to the library once a week, the Kindle became my reading lifeline.  I have to confess that reading and eating are my drugs of choice.  Gee, they go so well together!  Ha-ha!  Now MANY pounds and many wasted hours later, I'm once again trying to kick both habits and get moving to something less sedentary.

On the subject of food, I made something I've always wanted to experiment with.  English muffins!  I found a cookbook (of course!) recently at the thrift shop.  There was an interesting recipe for English muffins that had yogurt in the dough.  Healthy, RIGHT???  Delicious?  YES!!!

The dough starts out looking like normal bread dough so I didn't take pictures of that part.  After the first rising, the dough gets rolled out to about 1/2 inch thick.  I used a 4-inch round cutter.

The rounds on a cornmeal dusted cookie sheet.  Ready for the griddle.

Cooking on the cast iron griddle.

The bottom is cooked and the muffins are flipped.  I tested for internal temperature with my insta-read thermometer.

Breakfast is ready!

I was really surprised how well they came out.  Better than Thomas' and almost as good as Wolfermans.  And really not that hard to make.

Last week a friend and I went to the PA Dutch market in Hagerstown, MD.  I've shown pictures of it before, but it's a wonderful place so next post I'll write about it again.  And I'll try not to let a month go by before writing again.  There will also be some green house visits in the near future.  Love those flowers!

Can't have a post without at least one kitty picture.  This is Deiter and Izzy doing Kitty Yin and Yang.
They're so Zen!

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