More Snow Pictures

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A picture of the field.  I was hoping it would show how the sun was glistening off the snow.  It was absolutely beautiful.100_2820

Our road after the tractor had made a path.100_2822

Going up the hill beside the hay barn.  Yes, that brown spot proves there is still dirt under all this snow.

Guess what?  We’re supposed to get more snow tomorrow.  Not much though-about 3″.  After all this, we probably won’t even notice 3 more inches.  Anyway, we have company coming over today.  My brother-in-law and his wife are coming.  I made homemade vegetable beef soup(cooked on the wood stove, of course)and I’m making  rolls as I type this.  I use my bread machine to mix and knead the dough.  I love this machine.  It is a Zojirushi.     100_2827

I bought it used several years ago and consider it a very valuable helper.  I put 1 cup lukewarm water into the machine, 1/4 cup butter-cut into chunks, 1egg beaten, 3 1/4 cups bread flour, 4 tbsp sugar, 3 tbsp powdered milk, 1tsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp yeast.  Set the machine to dough cycle and walk away.  It takes the machine l hr 50 min. to run through this cycle.  Then I take the dough out, punch it down and form the rolls.  I get about 15 rolls from 1 batch.  Then I spray them with olive oil and let them rise for about 1 hr.  Bake 12 min. at 425 degrees.  When I take them out of the oven, I brush them with melted butter(being generous with the butter).  Half of these never make it to the table.  They get eaten as soon as the butter is spread on them.  One thing I do a little different from this recipe is I put 1 1/4 cup fresh ground wheat flour and 2 cups bread flour instead of using all bread flour.  My family doesn’t care a lot for whole wheat so I mix it.  I guess I better go check on my rolls and get ready for company.  God Bless.

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  1. Hi Donna!
    How nice of you to stop by for a little visit at my garden! You are correct ~ that was rhubarb! It shouldn’t be sprouting up yet for weeks, but I am not in control of these things so I accept it and enjoy it! ;~P.
    Wow! Spring won’t be at your place for awhile, will it! I sure missed not having any snow this winter at our place here in WA State! My youngest daughter lives near Syracuse (goes to school in Albany during the week) so I know she has lots of snow like you! The photos are lovely!
    Yummm! I must try your bread machine recipe for rolls. I have one but never think to use it for the mixing/kneeding. (So we never have rolls!) I must drag it out and give this recipe a try! Thanks for sharing.
    Do stop by again and visit me at any of my (far too many) blogs!
    So nice meeting you!
    Blessings!

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