The hero.... (yes, this is commercialism to the max, right????) Troubled. Tortured. But so good, so kind, such a wonderful man!!!
And a heroine, going the distance, longing for love that's eluded her for nearly three decades...
(FYI: Walmart has all of the December Love Inspireds on sale at 3/$9.99 AND THEY ORDERED A BUNCH EXTRA FOR THE SALE!!!! How stinkin' fun is that?????)
Oh, and today is our 39th anniversary... I was a ten-year-old December bride... Shame on you, Dave!!! Oh, wait... that would make him ten years old, too!!! :) Anyway, our treat for this anniversary is to go watch one of our young charges from Ruthy's Place perform in "Sister's Christmas Catechism" at Geva Theater's "Next Stage" this Wednesday... I love seeing my little guys and gals spread their wings... Cole and the rest of the kids who make up the children's "choir" are working with Broadway actress Colleen Moore....
What a nice thing to put on a nine-year-old's resume!
And now back to our regularly scheduled program!!! :)
First, this bread is amazing.
Second, it's ridiculously easy.
Third, that fact just makes me smile!!!!
Here's what you need:
One box Tastefully Simple Wheat Beer Bread Mix
1 12 oz. can cranberry soda (I used cranberry ginger ale, just delicious!)
1/2 cup cranberry orange relish.
Mix by hand.
Spoon into greased 9" x 5" loaf pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 40-50 minutes until golden and sides just come away from sides of pan. Okay, I ask you, can you get any easier than that???? I submit that you cannot!
Okay, how pretty is this loaf???? Bits of red, peeking through???? But will it taste good?
Here's Beth slicing the bread... She's cute, right?
Note the difference here.
DELICIOUS! Yes, party-worthy. But also, just plain worthy. The bits of wheat give crunch... the cranberry orange gives taste and texture (two huge things with me for bread...) and the flavor of the cranberry soda background is just enough to lightly sweeten the wheat bread. Truly a perfect balance and it took all of like THREE MINUTES.
Now that's a Simple Saturday, LOL!