Sunday, January 30, 2011

The original oatmeal bread recipe

Recently, Dad has changed the amount of the whole wheat to 1 cup. Dad has been making lots of people at school happy as he has been making bread again-me too!

Oatmeal Bread

2 c really hot water

1 c oatmeal (regular)

½ cup brown sugar

1 c whole wheat flour

2T butter

1T salt (almost)

½ cup warm water –1T yeast –disolve (bubbly)

5-5 1/2 regular flour (4 cups then add until ready)

In a bowl combine hot water, sugar, butter, salt oatmeal, wheat flour let cool until warm, then add water and yeast, then gradually add flour.

Put into bowl and cover with damp cloth let rise, punch down after doubled – grease bread pans push down in bread pan, flip over. Double again then bake. Cut slits in the top.

Bake 350 40 minutes

3 small loaved 2 normal loaves.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Kristen giving a high 5 to B.J. Raji!!!!!!!!!

Nice hair!

Lambeau Field

B.J. Ragi!!!!!!!!!!

The blue guy? Conner WITH Chad Clifton!

Notice the big smile on Donald Drivers face!

Does Brandon Jackson really have long hair?

He's the kicker!

Abby, why didn't you get more done before lunch? "I couldn't figure out how to do the kicking!"
The orange circles? "The lights Mrs. Rhoades!"

Kindergarten Packer Love!

I announced the starting line-up for the Green Bay Packers as the kindergartners ran up to get their paper and their baggie with their cut apart sentence. 'And now, number 12, the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, AAAAAAAron Rodgeeeeeeeers!" The kids came running up jumped into the air and gave me a high 5! By the time I handed out the last paper and supplies the whole room was cheering and jumping around-what fun! And then they had to get to work on their sentence building and illustrations. Here are a few!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

This picture says it all!

It took two pages to fit B.J. on the page!

Finally got the Green Bay Press Gazette today in the mail!

Life in Kindergarten and the Green Bay Packers

If only Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, or B.J. Ragi and the other Packer greats (even Brett) knew how they are looked up too by 5 and 6 year olds! Last week, chants of "Go Pack Go!" were heard coming from the cafeteria as the primary and then the upper level kids gave a shout out to the Packers! This week Monday Meeting in the gym ended with the same cries as children filed out of the gym with their Packer coats, hats, scarves, shirts, and sweatshirts showing the pride in THEIR team!
We were a little excited, (OK, a lot excited,) in our kindergarten classroom as each day we sang our good morning song as a different Packer. We all "huddled up" to hear Aaron's call one day and got in Clay Matthews stance another-each day singing in gruff "football player" voices.
"Rise and Shine and welcome to school today...."
For our Predictable Chart this week, emphasizing the words, NOW and ARE, the kids dictated the sentence "Now you are with________." They each picked a different Packer player, each day practicing their sentence, cutting apart the words, and building the sentence back by gluing it to the paper, and finally illustrating their page for our class book. The illustration will be a picture of them and The Packer, complete with number on jersey and appropriate hair and action. I can't wait to see them tomorrow. I will post them tomorrow with some amazing players made by 2nd graders in Art Class. What fun!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Super Bowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Packers yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quickly painted up this sign for the kids at school tomorrow morning! WE BEAT THE BEARS!!!! Packers are going to Dallas to the
Super Bowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We're Back!

Nice roads, sunny blue sky, and looking forward to a Packer Victory!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Peter using his new roof shovel!

Because the original plan was changed to make space for the interior basement stairs the roof has some really tight valleys. I began to put heating wire in the valleys last fall to try and prevent the ice dams and glacial build up we had a year ago but I wasn't satisfied and took it out. (note: do not have coiled wire plugged in while installing to keep hands warm! I thought it was a good idea but the coating melted from the wire.) The snow rake is a great alternative. It removes unwanted snow at a much lower cost and provides a bit of exercise with some fresh air . Heating coils about $200. Snow rake $50.

How to Make Pizza Dough

Susan's Cooking School has the video of how to make this pizza dough.  She asks that you not publish her recipe, although you can visit her site and click on recipes, then Pizza Dough.  The video is especially helpful.

I made it on Saturday after grocery shopping for the special King Arthur Bread Flour. The dough really stretches.  It made 3 good sized pizzas.  We ate ham, Italian sausage, pineapple, and red onion pizzas.  The ham from New Years is now gone.  It takes a while to make the dough but is worth the time.  We were too hungry to take pictures. --Haley 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Amazing Pizza!

After Dad studied the Internet for two hours this morning, discovering the best dough and methods for forming the dough, we had one of the best pizzas ever! Great crust and cudighi sausauge with fresh mushrooms, black olives, tomatoes, and oregano. Sat by the fire with a Corona and the movie "Eat, Pray, Love". Hmmm, a nice Friday night.

...and I like winter!

MMMM I miss summer!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Our shopping trip at Festival Foods in Fondy.

We stopped on the way home from Madison for a few goodies.

Madison and the State Capitol

We walked from Monona Terrace down State Street to the Art Museum and then back down State to eat at the Parthenon, shop, and head back through the capitol building to keep warm and back to the car. Beautiful blue sky day!

Semester break meant no ice cream!

A fun Saturday adventure!

Michael Feldman Whad Ya Know?

HGTV Dream Home Stowe, VT

The gathering room looks similar to the inside of The Rhoades House:
You can tour the house here:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Upsetting day!

Monday I got a new student-a girl. Now I have an even 14 students, 7 boys and 7 girls. But, today "one of my favorite" little girls told me she was going to a new school, the Lutheran School in Kiel. So, tomorrow is her last day! I haven't told the other students yet, so tomorrow will be a terrrible, horrible, not so good day!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New year from Marquette!

Thanks Haley and Bill!
In front: Bill, Emily, sitting in back-Haley. Standing Jon with Zeb, Andrea and Peter.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Sorry that the Badgers lost, but I must admit TCU was a very good team! 21-19 exciting!