Sunday, November 23, 2014

Gluten Free "LuRolls"

What are LuRolls? My Mother-in-law's AMAZING, melt in your mouth, make me gain 15 pounds cause I can't stop eating them, dinner rolls. Seriously, they are really that good. We are now almost 2 years into my Gluten free lifestyle and I had yet to attempt to make these for myself. That is uNtil I stumbled into a new flour mix, and tried it. Sweet success, they were so good and they didn't last long in our house. Everyone was eating them. I believe in sharing my recipes, especially the gluten free ones so here they are...

Shaylee's Favorite Gluten Free Flour mix
makes about 9 cups
  • 4 cups brown rice flour 
  • 2 cups white rice flour
  • 2 cups potato starch
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup Corn starch**
  • 5 teaspoons xanthan gum 

Mix all the ingredients bowl,  Sift together using to really incorporate all of the flours.  Store in an airtight container.

**With a corn allergy, feel free to simply use an additional 1/2 cup tapioca starch.

Roll Recipe
1 1/2 c. Warm water
1/2 c. sugar
2 Tbls. yeast
Mix to dissolve-set aside

Warm: 1 1/4 c. milk & 1/2 c. butter

Mix milk mixture and yeast together with:
1 Tbls. salt
3 eggs
6-7 c. flour (6 1/2 cups was perfect)

Mix until smooth - let raise until double in size
Punch down, shape (I use tapioca flour when working with the dough), and let raise until doubled in size
Bake for 10 min. at 375'

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Bready/ Wiberg/ Swanger/ Hess/ Mecham Family Fun

The Bready's came to visit early in July, it was my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary and we had a reunion and family photos done.
July 2nd- we took Tori & Sera with us to the free movies at Fairchild Cinemas. Sera was great and would ooh and aah at the right times, Tori was a little more concerned and would cry, but Uncle Joseph got lots of cuddles out of it.
July 3rd- dinner at G&G Wibergs, then we took Sera with us to watch our Hess cousins play softball. Lost the game but it was fun to watch and Sera liked trying to be like one of the big girls.
July 4th- We started the day going to another free movie, then Dustin joined us for lunch at Bob's Burger & Brew, then we stayed home until about dinner time before we joined the rest of our family out in the fields by Gesa Stadium for Fireworks (it was so hot!)
July 5th- we had family photos done- yea it was 100* outside. But they turned out beautifully and I'll post them later. We were only missing my cousin Madison and her husband otherwise we were all there. It's probably one of the last times we'll all be able to get all 50+ of us together at the same time.

Our Nephew Harvey James Mecham was born today too, Sam & Kaelee's 2nd boy.

And now for some pics...
 We love to color.

 Making rainbows!!
Sera "taking pictures" of our trip to the movies.

So excited for the movie to start... and blinded by the flash.
Happy Tori
Sera just chilling
Silly Tori, I promise we didn't buy any candy.
Sera went with us to our cousin's softball game it was fun! 

4th of July hanging with cousin Easton.
Tori loved starbursts. 
 Sean and I snuggled up before the fireworks... and Tori is responsible for my glow stick crown. 

 Sera loves to take selfies, otherwise she hides from the camera.

Joseph, Rylee & I 

Roofing!! June 2014

Roof top delivery, best decision ever! Those materials are crazy heavy!!
The scary least for me, was the scraping off the old roofing. 
I was VERY aware of the edge and kept well away from it.

Ready to roof!
Rooftop selfie!

Mom & Dustin doing the corners.  I don't like the nail gun... but I helped out.

We had so much help, neighbors, friends, family, home teachers and missionaries come and help us roof our house. Thanks so much, we sure appreciated the help and the roof looks amazing. So good in fact that our insurance guy asked who we had do it when he came to take pictures. 
DQ celebration when the roof was finished!! 

Fred & George

Those are the names of Joseph's Lofstrand Crutches. They joined our family on June 5th, at the request of Joseph's Physical therapist who also happens to be our stake president.
Joseph working hard at his physical therapy appointment
1st Day with Fred & George
Practicing with Ken, Dr. Call... umm President Call?! 

They have been amazing, we just need to figure out how we want to paint or tape them so they double as white canes. It is important for people to know that he is visually impaired. We LOVE our stake president and the personal relationship we've been able to develop with him, he cycles with my dad and then spending much of our summer seeing him weekly in his office.