Saturday, February 4, 2012

On a Roll

I have to admit I am tired......I went grocery shopping today at Walmart. It took me quite awhile but I think I got everything. When you know your moving you pair down to the necessities in your refrigerator.  After our closing, we were staying  in the hotel that my husband lived in for 97 days. We traveled for two days to Illinois with the zoo. I just brought their chicken all prepared, drinks and a few snacks. So the last two times I went to the market, I have been re buying all the condiments and other stuff I needed. Today was no different! You know the scenario buy, load it in the car, drive home and unpack the bags  and put it all away.......Did I stop there????? NO!! Tired as I am......
I went on!
Mr. Sweetladyelaine has a terrible cold and so I decided to make him some homemade chicken soup. For some reason I love cutting up the onions, carrots, celery and green beans. I cut the chicken too. And put that all on the stove to the last few minutes I thre in some egg noodles!
Did I stop there? NO!!!

 I started to think Hmm... homemade bread would be wonderful. So I dragged out the bread flour, yeast, water and salt and made the dough. It is rising right now! Did I stop there????? NO!!!!

I got out the extra bread and started to shred it in the pan and soon I was beating milk, eggs, cinnamon and sugar. Let it be known I did not forget the raisins!
I made bread pudding and stuck that in the oven for an hour.

I don't have a specific recipe for bread pudding. I use a 9x13x 3 pan. butter it and fill it with broken pieces of bread ( any kind, new, old, buns, bagels, English muffins etc.) to the top. I then beat 1 egg for every 1 cup of milk.....a 9x13 inch pan takes 6 cups of milk and 6 eggs. I put in about 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Pour it all over the bread. Push the bread down so it all gets wet with the mixture. Add 1 cup of raisins sprinkling them all over the top .....mix them in a little. Sprinkle more cinnamon & sugar on the top. Preheat the  oven to 375 degrees and cook for 1 hour. It should be firm and brown when it is ready. Sometimes I have to leave it in a little longer depending on how much I fill up the pan.

If you remember the 1 egg to every cup of milk, you can adjust the rest to your liking! That's what I do. I serve it warm with whipped creme on top.
It is great for large crowds and winter mornings! I warm it up for breakfast! It is just the comfort food I need to get me going.

Here is the soup in our bowls and ready to eat......

I LOVE crusty bread!

Mr. Sweetladyelaine  appreciated the soup & was good for his cold. I am glad I took the time and made my husband feel loved. Have you done something special for your Hubby this week? If you haven't, take the time one day this week and do something special for him no matter how small. He will smile!  It tells them know we are thinking about them. They like that!

Have a great week and I will see you soon!
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Blessings My Friend,


  1. Wow, you sure were in the cooking mood today, Elaine! It all looks yummy...there is nothing better than freshly baked bread, in my opinion.
    I did make my hubby a large pan of chocolate peanut butter brownies with chocolate icing this afternoon...he was thrilled as I haven't done much baking lately..

  2. Hi Elaine!
    I thought you were on your way. I see boxes in the background of the previous post.
    Everything looks good! I am sure dh was happy.
    I cook for mine almost every night, so he has no reason to complain! :)