Friday, January 9, 2009

Beerbread and other stuff...

I made the BEST and easiest bread in the world yesterday. It only took about 3 minutes to prep. My husband bought some Magic Hat #9 beer and thought it was a tad on the skunky side. Not wanting to throw it away, I made cheesey beer bread. Here's the recipe:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients first (I sifted them too):
3 c. flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder

Then add a cup or so of grated cheddar cheese. Stir in 12 oz. bottle of beer (room temp is best).
Spread into loaf pan which I coated with Pam.
Optional - I brushed an egg wash on the top.
Bake for 45 minutes or until bamboo skewer comes out clean.

I warn you, this is addicting. We each had several pieces with our dinner last night. Luckily it was just a salad. This recipe is so simple a man could do it!
You can omit the cheese and add whatever you'd like - ie. herbs, garlic, diced onion, etc..

Also made a little oil sketch this week on an aceo sized piece of wood. Trying to gear myself up to make a larger painting. it's just so hard with the little one under my feet all the time.

She does love her cats though. How adorable is this...

It's supposed to snow tomorrow. If we get enough and it's wet enough, I plan on making a really cool snow sculpture/man thingy. Stay tuned!


Zan Asha said...

Hehee, Jennifer, I'm not sure if I believe the whole "simple enough a MAN could make it." That's a whole heap-o-faith in the male cooking department! :)

The pic of daughter and kitty are too precious!

Kathleen Coy said...

Wow, that bread sounds yummy, I will have to try that sometime.
Nice little horse aceo. I just love how you paint muzzles! Does that sound weird? Lol!
Little one and kitty have the same smile going cute!!!

jane augenstein said...

Oh, yummy sounding bread recipe. Thanks for sharing!!!
OMG, how cute is that??? The last picture of your baby and the kitty! Just too precious!

Beth said...

I am going to try that recipe--it looks great!

Who is smiling bigger, kitty or munchkin? Cute picture!

Melissa said...

The bread sounds very good-and if it is simple enough a man can make it, maybe I can too!
Too bad it has to bake, though. Putting things in the oven is a surefire disaster waiting to happen for me-once they're in there, I can't SEE them, and as you know: out of sight out of mind. . . .
Your daughter is a cutie pie!
And, as always, love the painting!

blackfeatherfarm said...

I'll have to give this a try, I love homemade bread. Daughter and kitty are oh so cute !

Carolee said...

Oooooh - going to have to try that bread - thanks for the recipe!

Adorable photo of Zoe and MeMe!!

~ Carolee

Fab Fibers said...

The bread recipe sounds wonderful.
I'd eat bread over any other food.
Kids and kittys just go together naturally.

Sarah said...

Can't wait to try the recipe!! Thank you! The kiddo with the cat is just soo cute!!! I never thought of doing an ACEO on wood!!! Great idea! IT is beuatiful. Your horses are truly amazing!!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe! Your horse aceo is beautiful! Also, adorable photo of your daughter and kitty! Happy New Year! Lisa :)

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Great recipe! Love the photo of Zoe and the cat :-)

Sonia said...

Oh wow....Bread haven't had this I was teenager growing up in Portland and Bangor Pennsylvania. I am so going to make this sometime this week. I loved the pictures of the PA Show.


Sonia ;)