Saturday, September 4, 2010

Ultra-Anachronistic Rag Curlers

And two beautiful loaves of bread!

I decided to do my hair up in rag curls one night, but having no fabric I wished to cut up at the time, and necessity being the mother of invention, I came up with these ultra-anachronistic hair curlers.

I cut the plastic bag into tie-able strips and rolled the hair up around it starting from the bottom – almost like using hot curlers. Then I tied the ends of the plastic together around the curls. It just shows how nostalgic people today can get. Rag curls are old fashioned, plastic bags modern. And the scissors are colonial.
The bag did say to "Recycle"!
And the other day I made Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bread. It was delicious, especially with milk. The loaves rose beautifully!


Here is the recipe. I know it may seem rather complicated,J but it is worth it! To our family, this is quick bread because we didn't soak the grain overnight!
Do not let bread over-rise!

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Breadyield: 2 loaves

2 ½ cups warm water
1 cup all natural unsweetened Peanut Butter
3 teaspoons salt
½ cup brown sugar
6 Tablespoons milk
5 teaspoons of yeast
6 ½ + cups whole wheat flour (I used 8 ½ last time)

Mix all the above ingredients, let rest 5 minutes. Knead. Let rest 45 minutes (80-100 degrees F.). We put it in the oven without the oven turned on.
Add 1 – 1 ½ cups chocolate chips. Knead for 5 minutes. Cut dough in half, shape into smooth loaves. Place in greased bread pans.
Let rise in bread pans in oven at about 100 degrees for 45 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 37 minutes.


I completed and passed the class and now I am certified in CPR and First Aid by the National Safety Council!
I took the class at Delaware Technical and Community College and it was a very good class. There were a few sections that made me personally grimace a little (like burns, compound fractures, and impaled objects) but the rest was really fine. We had a workbook to complete and a DVD to watch in class.
It was not a difficult class; and contained some information that it might be helpful for everyone to know. I got to take home a copy of the DVD, my workbook, and a Quick Guide to emergencies. Also my Certificates! They gave me two certificates for in my portfolio, one for CPR and one for First Aid, two business card sized certificates for in my wallet to prove I'm certified on the go.
So I am very excited to be certified!