Day 5

Tuesday Feb 18th

6.02am, I beat the alarm clock by almost 50 minutes.  Why in heaven did I do that?!?  I wonder if it felt the same I feel every time it rings… I doubt it… I don’t think the alarm clock wished to pick me up and smash me against the wall.. I do feel that every morning though…

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The result? 50 minutes more of tortuous morning.  When I grow up I’m going to invent night school for kids (and parents) like me… It’ll be a huge success…  No need of alarm clocks of any kind…  Let the rooster sing just for pleasure…    Then I hope my son keeps his promise and builds a teletransporter for me.  He said that that way I could go wherever I please to go and be on time :).  Not that I need a teletransporter to go wherever I want to go… But it’ll be nice to physically do it and not just in my head :).  And, I want a stop time machine, just to freeze some moments and enjoy them a little longer :).  (See what happens when I have extra time to think??? :))

On time again!! Yes, 3 days in a row…  And without the teletransporter!!

Plans for the day… Get eggplants, clean bathrooms, be happy.  And decide which cake I’ll bake for my birthday (which I hate but I will hate less if I have a cake :))

10.45am… I was reading my old posts… WOW, I don’t even remember writing some of that stuff, I can see the hormones were talking :)…  Nothing got done yet, but I’m smiling anyway, Thank You Rod Stewart for playing on the radio now and reminding me to stay “FOREVER YOUNG” (lyrics follow!)… Oh yeah, since when I listen to the radio???

May the good Lord be with you Down every road that you roam And may sunshine and happiness Surround you when you’re far from home, And may you grow to be proud, dignified and true And do unto others as you’d have done to you

Be courageous and be brave And in my heart you’ll always stay Forever young, forever young Forever young, forever young

May good fortune be with you May your guiding light be strong Build a stairway to Heaven With a prince or a vagabond

And may you NEVER LOVE IN VAIN And in my heart you will remain Forever young, forever young Forever young, forever young Forever young, forever young, yeah…

And when you finally fly away I’ll be hoping that I served you well For all the wisdom of a lifetime No one can ever tell

But whatever road you choose I’m right behind you, win or lose Forever young, forever young Forever young, forever young Forever young, forever young For, forever young, forever young 🙂

1.25pm bathrooms clean and I’m preparing Ethiopian honey bread (actually, the bread machine is 🙂 Here’s the recipe:

Yemarina Yewotet Dabo (Honey bread from Ethiopia)

Ingredients:

1 package dry yeast
1/4 cup Water, lukewarm
1 Egg, beaten
1/2 cup Honey
1 tablespoon Ground coriander
1 tablespoon Ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground cloves
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Milk, warm
6 tablespoons Butter, melted
4 to 5 cups Flour

Directions:

– In a small bowl, stir together the yeast and 1/4 cup warm water. Set for about 10 minutes to let the yeast activate.
– In a large bowl, beat together the egg, honey, spices and salt until smooth.
– Stir in the yeast mixture, milk and melted butter.
– Stir in the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing to form a soft, smooth dough. Do not add all of the flour if the dough gets too stiff.
– Add more flour if the dough is too sticky.
– Remove the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead for about 10 minutes to form a smooth, elastic dough.
– Place the dough in a large, lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
– Remove the dough again to a lightly floured work surface and punch down the dough and knead for about 1 minute. Form the dough into a round and place on an oiled baking sheet.
– Allow to rise again another 30 to 45 minutes.
– Preheat oven to 165°C.
– Place bread on baking sheet in the oven and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour till bread is lightly browned and sounds hollow when you tap on it.
– Remove and cool somewhat before slicing.
– Eat it with honey on top (if you like, I don’t, it’s great with goat cheese)

~ by DotedOn on February 18, 2014.

3 Responses to “Day 5”

  1. I love bread and pastry baking. I LOVE the sound of this recipe!

    I found your blog when you found mine. I live in Texas. Where are you?

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