To start off with I will share about our gardening that we did this weekend. It feels so weird to say that we did gardening because we live in an apartment with no land what so ever. I still want to do some gardening though, and so do the boys. So we are using pots to garden in and using any space that we can to put them. In the master bedroom there is always plenty of light so we are growing our own herbs, tomatoes, and peppers. The kids are very excited about them, so much so that they wanted some of their own plants. I picked up a package of butterfly garden seeds for them. We planted them this weekend. One big pot to put out beside the front door and three little ones for the front window.
Gabe was so excited to plant. He was willing to help with everything including getting the new bag of soil out. (he calls it mud. so cute)
Sam helped fill in all of the pots. Now he is ready for the seeds.
Look who has finished with all the long hours and was able to enjoy our weekend with us. The boys were so happy. Daddy even made time and took them to the pool this weekend. It was a really great weekend.
Now this weeks theme for the unplug your kids was food. The boys are studying Australia right now so we decided to make some Damper Bread. It was really easy and alot of fun to do.
Gabe waiting so patiently for his part and singing us some songs. It was classical in honor of his favorite show, Little Einsteins. The milk carton has little einsteins on it.
Sam was working very hard on all of the measuring. He measured out all of the ingredients for this recipe. I just told him the measurments that he needed.
Gabe was sneaking the raisins. Such a hungry little kid he was. LOL
He stopped though to watch his big brother sift in all of the ingredients.
Time to clean the bowl. Really yummy!!!
The Finished product. (like the tree, thanks to Gabe. He wanted it to look pretty) We made the cinnamon raisin version. It was really yummy with some butter spread on it warm. Of course we had to have a glass of nice cold milk to go with it.
Here is the recipe that we used if you would like to try and make some. We got it from this book.
Delicious Damper (Makes 1 Loaf)
-2 cups of A/P flour, 4 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspooon of salt, 3/4 to 1 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 cup of raisins, and 1/4 cup of sugar.
1.) Preheat the oven to 375'F. Grease a cookie sheet.
2.) Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix until you have a soft dough.
3.) Form the dough into a big ball. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the bread sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
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