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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Garden Inspirations and An Easy Recipe

I am gardening challenged. There-I said it. I have absolutely no houseplants. I seem to forget to water green things. My husband said it is a good thing my boys and the dog and cat can physically let me know when they need something or they too could have been overlooked! Well, I don't know about that, but I admit it is a struggle for me to keep up with plants and flowers. I do have some landscaping outside and that is thanks to my mother in law. She has a wonderful green thumb and she has given me lots of advice and hands-on help when I need it. I have a friend(the same kind soul who taught me to crochet) who could do magazine layouts. Her gardens are that beautiful. The picture above is from her home, as well as these others. I have just scratched the surface with these pictures. Her whole house is landscaped beautifully.

She has agreed to help me plan out a patch on the side of my home that she suggested would look nice with a flower garden. I will submit a "before" picture of that at a future date. I am excited and a little nervous. I am hoping this will be fun and informative for me. I like learning new things. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

I wanted to share a fantastic recipe for refrigerator rolls. It is a great go-to recipe to have rolls at the ready without all the fuss of raising and shaping and rolling them out.

Take a package of yeast and mix it with 2 Tablespoons of warm water in a small bowl. Let it stand 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes, add it to 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 beaten egg, 4 cups self-rising flour, and 2 cups warm water. Mix well. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours. When you need rolls, spoon int greased muffin tin and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Keep in fridge for up to 4 days.
I love to make them for breakfast. I mix softened butter with honey and serve it with them. Delish! Have a great day and take care. Nancy