Elkhart Parks Photo Contest

We entered the Elkhart County Parks Photo Contest again this year.  I put in seven pictures.  It is my last year that I can submit pictures in the “youth” division.

Photos will be displayed at the Elkhart County Historical Museum (304 W. Vistula Street in Bristol, IN) from 10:00, 20 Jan thru closing on Friday the 26th.  It looks like the hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

We plan to go Saturday morning.  Maybe I will see you there!

Super Easy Bread

I wanted to try an experiment. I took a good pizza crust we like and a dutch oven bread we like and combined them.  All the measurements are approximate 🙂

  • A little less than 5 cups flour
  • 1 Tbl sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2.5 Tbl yeast
  • 2 Tbl oil
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  1. Mixed all together.
  2. Knead dough well.
  3. Let rise in greased bowl till doubled.
  4. Preheat a dutch oven in the stove at 450.
  5. Carefully put dough in dutch oven and place in oven.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes with the lid and then take lid off for the last ten minutes or until bread is golden.
  7. The bread will sound hollow when done.
  8.  Cool before cutting

I think I would like it a little fluffer. So next time I would punch the bread down and let it rise again when I preheated the oven.  Another thing I will try is shredding cheese to put in it.

Helping Auntie Kristi

A few weekends ago, we went to camp Patmos to help with camp. I helped Auntie Kristi in the kitchen.  I got to meet some of the girls that work there. It was a lot of fun. I enjoyed helping.

I helped make breakfast one day.  We cracked about 500 eggs!  I also helped make chicken, mashed pototoes and helped serve for other meals.

A few years ago, I got to help Auntie Kristi bake too.  She is still silly!