Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Peek in Our Week & a Amish Dinner Roll Recipe

Here is Tristyn at work.  He runs the theater at the Cosmosphere. I bring him lunch and dinner from time to time.  He is such a wonderful young man!

Here is the bag that I use to keep my face care items inside.  I also got one for Lauren to use for her everyday makeup bag.  The neat thing about this bag is the little individual bags come out, which works really good for Lauren to take her makeup to school.  I got them off of HSN  it is a Joy brand bag.

For Lauren's room I got her a little Duraflame stove to help keep her room cozy this winter.  Megan didn't want a big one, so I have ordered her a little Duraflame cube to keep on her dresser.
Since their bedrooms are in the basement, it stays a bit cooler down there, so I thought this would help to keep them comfortable.
Megan decided to keep her bed spread on the print side.  I want her to be happy with her room, so it is what she wants that will go!
Here is the wall decor I have put in our little half bath room.
Everyone is at work and school now, so our little house is quiet.  I am getting a lot of deep cleaning done this morning, I am also making those Amish Dinner Rolls.  I make them early as they take a lot of time to rise, so I can't make them right at dinner time.  You actually have to let these rise a total of four times.  They are so very good, so I am going to share the recipe.
Here is the Amish Dinner Roll Recipe.  I only make a half a batch, unless I was going to take them to a big family get together.

2 Cups of warm water
2 Tbsp dry yeast
2 tsp salt
1 egg beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
6 1/2 cups of flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water; add sugar and 2 cups flour, beat and cover for a half an hour.  Add remaining ingredients and knead until smooth at least 15 minutes.  Let rise until double in bulk, then punch down.  Let rise again until double, then form into rolls of desired shape and put in baking dish.  cover and let rise again.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.  Serve with real butter.
Here is our little Disney guest room.  I love to go in there and relax from time to time, it is so cozy and it reminds me of my childhood.  Tonight is the girls last Volleyball game, so we will be done with getting up at five am to get them to practice at six.  I may go ahead and get up at five, just because I like to get up early and go to bed early.  This weekend TJ Max will open in our little town, so we are excited to have another place to shop.  I am doing laundry as always and going to sweep and mop today, as well as clean the toilets.   I do have to bring the girls Subway today so they have something to eat on the bus before their games, I also need to run to the grocery store to get a couple of items for the girl's lunch tomorrow.  The weekend is almost here, so that will be nice.  Steven is having to do a lot of work on his apartments getting a few ready to be rented out.  I know he has one that needs to be ready to go on Saturday, so as always he is super busy with that in addition to his accounting job.  He never complains and I think he actually enjoys his work.  I guess I understand that, as I enjoy the work I do at our little house.  It is a blessing to do what you love in life.  I better get back to cleaning.  Happy almost weekend!!!


  1. Hi Juli ... enjoyed a peek into your week. Is the Amish Dinner Roll recipe that you have shared the full recipe or already halved? Also, how many dinner rolls does the halved recipe make? Happy Almost Weekend to you as well. ♥ Hugs

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    3. Hi Teri. The recipe I posted is the full recipe. The halved recipe makes about 14 when rolled into a little larger than golf ball sized balls. After you roll them into balls you let them rise a last time. Hugs to you.

    4. Thank You ... Have a wonderful day! ♥ Hugs

    5. You're welcome! Hope you have a wonderful day also!

  2. I feel as if we would be friends in real life, you know!
    I love your love of home and family.
    And candles. : )
    Thank you for sharing the recipe!!!!
    Have a cozy evening!

    1. I think we would be friends in real life, as we seem to have so much in common. I love visiting your blog. Hugs.

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