Monday, September 14, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday

Return to     The Diary of The Stay At Home Mom here!
On the weather front:

Autumn is definitely in the air.  It is  5:37 am  and the temp is a   divine 52 degrees...  Now that's what I'm talking about!

On my bedside table:
Set Apart for God, by  Derek Prince

On my TV:
Property Brothers,
Hallmark's Signed, Sealed and Delivered

On the menu for tonight:
grilled  steak onions and peppers

The week ahead:~

coffee  chat and prayer time with my prayer gals
Ladies' Bible study  The Armor of God  by Priscilla Shirer
gym visit to  walk the track
face time with  our girls
Dinner  with  friends  prior to attending  Bible Study on prophecy

On my To Do List:



New Recipe I tried last week:
Haven't actually tried this yet  but wnat to this week,.,

Irish Soda Bread
Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten
Irish Soda Bread   Yield:1 loaf   Ingredients

4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for currants
4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 3/4 cups cold buttermilk, shaken
1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 cup dried currants
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the butter and mix on low speed until the butter is mixed into the flour.

With a fork, lightly beat the buttermilk, egg, and orange zest together in a measuring cup. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture. Combine the currants with 1 tablespoon of flour and mix into the dough. It will be very wet.

Dump the dough onto a well-floured board and knead it a few times into a round loaf. Place the loaf on the prepared sheet pan and lightly cut an X into the top of the bread with a serrated knife. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. When you tap the loaf, it will have a hollow sound.

Cool on a baking rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Looking forward to:

Lynn    has been so dedicated to working in the kitchen on our reno  and  he has one light up  over the sink and one to go...  There is a bit of  filling in around the  light box that was  larger than the new  apparatus  and  some painting to do to  finish that area and then he can hang the  new  ceiling fan to complete the  look...  so hoping this gets finished this week!

Homemaking Tip for this week:

Spend about  10 minutes     in a few rooms each day of the week and the  job gets done  easily.
Favorite photo from last week:

How can GAGA resist that  face... that   sweetness!

Lesson learned the past few days:

Dont beleive everything you see  or hear..... or at least dont take it to heart...  give   everything you dont understand to God and   just trust!

On my Prayer List:

family,  church, friends,  our city,  our nation,  the division in our nation 

Israel,  or  government

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:


  1. Oh my goodness, look at that little sweetheart! Cannot wait to see the done kitchen remodel! Have a great week, God Bless!!!!

  2. I love Irish soda bread, so yummy. And oh my word, she is adorable :)

  3. Your granddaughter is just adorable. Have a great week!

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