Wednesday - A Most Important Day
This is the day we have been waiting for. Today is my son-in- laws oral boards for Radiology. He completes his residency the end of June. He has already passed his written boards and after today will complete the testing process to become a board certified Radiologist. He won't know the results for several weeks but at least it will all be over. He is going to hop in the car tomorrow and head for Tulsa. He wants to see Jeff and of course Jenny and Miss Ella. YEAH!!
Hey Daddy it's me ...Ella!! Good luck on your BIG test!!
Here's hoping you kick........
Love you and can't wait to see you tomorrow!! Till then I think I'll just eat and sleep!!
Jeff is doing better today and we are going to take a shower this afternoon. He has had two rounds of the chemo agent Dacogen. He seems to be stable and has not had a fever in 24 hours. YEAH!!!
I am spending most of my waking hours here with him but I do have a variation on one of the bucket breads we made earlier to share with you today. Jeff loves cinnamon toast and whenever he doesn't feel well that is what he craves. The comfort of the warm bread, cinnamon and butter speak to his soul. So I have been making my variation of cinnamon bread for him. I am finishing a bucket today that has been in my fridg for a week.
CINNAMON RAISIN WALNUT BREADBASIC BUCKET BREAD RECIPE:
6 1/2 cups All purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
1 1/2 tablestoon yeast
3 cups warm water
To the basic recipe I add:
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins
Mix all together thoroughly with dough wisk or large wooden spoon. (See previous post on Bucket Bread and Babies for method)
Remove a large grapefruit size ball from the bucket. Sprinkle surface with four and roll the dough to a rectangle about 9 x 14.
Smear the surface of the dough with room temperature butter, about 4 tablespoons, or whatever you need to coat the surface.
Sprinkle the butter with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. I use 1 cup sugar to 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Add desired amount. We like it covered in a thick layer.