Saturday, February 28, 2009

Lazy Saturday

I have absolutely no plans for this weekend so I am taking advantage of my free time to get some things done that I put off all week - like my blog! So, here you go! First up, Eric's 30th birthday celebration in Sugar.

Snow! On the day we were leaving of course.
Brad and Eric getting ready for their first ski. They were so excited!

Here they are on the slopes for their night ski. Right outside our condo. Nice!

Eric, Melanie, me and Brad on that same slope.

Brad and I, bundled up in our ski gear.
SE Wildlife Expo Dock Dogs competition. My camera died but my phone didn't take half bad pictures. Love all the pooches!!!

Yellow Lab in flight. My timing was better this year for sure.

Dogs on the dock, getting ready to jump.
Big splash!

I love this picture!!! He is skiing!

This guy was a little skittish.

Getting set to go. He was ready!

Becky's dog, Mully. She is adorable!!!
Perfect shot. Superman to the rescue!

Silly Banjo. She doesn't like posing and keeps her ears back.

Checking out the camera. Cheese!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Back in Chucktown!

Sorry it's been awhile! Last weekend, Brad and I went to the Southeastern Wildlife Expo. My camera battery was dead but I do have some canine pictures on my phone to upload. This weekend we went to Sugar to celebrate Eric's 30th. We had a blast!!

I am preparing for another week at work and will get pictures up once I get a chance!

Have a great week!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Breakfast of Champions!

I have always loved cooking and have tried to do more of it lately. Inspired by Ali's posting of recipes, I thought I would do the same. These are amazing!!

Whole Wheat English Muffins

1 c milk
2 T honey
1/4 c butter
1 T salt
1 c water
1 package yeast
5-6 c whole wheat flour

Warm the milk to between 105-115 degrees in the microwave. Combine with the butter, honey and salt in a stand mixer. Warm the water to the same temperature and dissolve yeast in the water. If it is too hot, the yeast will die so be mindful of the heat. Make sure the milk has cooled down and add the water and yeast mixture to the mixer. Add flour gradually to ensure correct density, until dough pulls away from bowl. This dough will be very heavy. Let the dough rise for one hour in a well-greased, covered bowl. Punch the dough down and roll out to a 3/4 inch thickness. You can shape the dough by hand or use a glass or cookie cutter and let rise another hour, covered, on a cornmeal-dusted sheet pan. Heat a skillet on the stove to 300 degrees and grease. Transfer muffins to the pan very carefully. Do not let them fall! Flip once. You may need to cut them open to see if they are done in the middle.

Most bread recipes are very involved but this one is really easy and well worth it. Enjoy!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Days are getting longer...

I am getting really excited for some spring weather here at the beach. So, I have joined the bandwagon and gotten a funky background. Who knows what the future holds for my time in Charleston so I hope spring gets here soon!!

Super Bowl Sunday!

Go Steelers! Hopefully, Arizona doesn't upset my team. And, I hope the commercials live up to those from the past!