This is our verse for our school year! I think it is a great one. Rachel thought of it. I always go for the one that says "So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom, " which is Proverbs 90:12.
Mondays are going to be busy for us as we get our morning school done and then Sarah's piano teacher arrives with her family, she has her lesson and then we start our home economics group. We made bread yesterday. The French Sweet Bread we all love, and that Rachel makes every month for our church's communion service.
Here is the recipe -
French Sweet Bread
1 package dry yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt (I omit the salt unless using unsalted butter, then use 1/4-1/2 teaspoon)
6 tablespoons melted butter
4 cups flour (4 to 4 1/2 cups total)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Dissolve yeast in water. Heat milk to lukewarm. In a different bowl, combine egg, sugar, cinnamon and salt, if using.
2. Add yeast, milk and 4 Tablespoons butter and mix again. Add flour gradually till it can be gathered into a soft ball. Blend in remaining flour with fingers.
3. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Use remaining butter to keep fingers from sticking. Don't use any more flour.
4. Place in lightly oiled bowl. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled. Punch down and knead a few times. Divide in half, then divide each half into 3 pieces and roll each piece between hands into a long rope.
5. Braid ropes from middle, pinching ends together. Form into ring if desired, place on oiled baking sheet.
6. Cover and let double. Bake at 350º F for 30-45 minutes.
This bread is wonderful and easy to make.
Next week, we are taking a field trip to the fabric store to pick out fabric for skirts. They will be sewing simple skirts for their first projects. Should be fun!
Now I have to go call my kids for the second time this morning. They are used to sleeping in, and have to get used to being up earlier again.
At least they won't be late for the bus!