I am looking forward to adding to this new category, “Havenmaking”, as inspiration comes. Glimpses of our little haven…
Steven was so excited about these, he snapped these pictures and said,
“You have to put these on your blog.”
They are pretty cute, and they taste wonderful with honey or strawberries and ice cream. Here is the recipe:
4ish C Flour
2 t baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 T lard (do not replace with low-fat alternative. life is short)
2 C water (I had to use more because of altitude–you might need less)
Mix until dough is smooth and let stand for about 15 minutes. Roll out to 1/8th inch thick (thinner=puffy). Plop in hot oil to fry until they float. Drain on paper towels.
Beyond the kitchen, Operation Redecorate has been a fun endeavor, and many thanks go to My Favorite (a.k.a. Steven), who has dutifully sanded, painted, stained, and made multiple runs to the hardware store for way too many weekends in a row. The result has been, in his words, totally worth it.
My favorite decor…
Please note in the photo on the left that Steven has been allowed to take a break. He is watching a car show, and eating rocky road ice cream. Oh his aching back.
Returning to the kitchen, this morning… this happened… We’ve discussed it, and it may replace birthday cake.
This week, we are expecting a far-too-quick visit from my grandparents, a pot-luck for the final meeting of our Griefshare group, book buying for Steven’s classes this semester, the final blood draw for me since having Sam (all is well and I expect more of the same!), lots of art for me, and lots of granite for Steven. Lots of love to our families far away, as it seems we will be in beautiful Colorado a little longer.