Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I'm back baby!! ~Thankgiving


Hello LOVELIES! Do you feel my Christmas Spirit? Good, that was my point :) Since I wont be having a tree up in my house this year I thought why not put one up in my blog? Then I found something even better. This layout will be on my blog this month of December.

Anyways.... How have you lovelies been? I've been away for almost a month now... Not away on vacation (unfortunately) just away from my blog. At first when my parents were here it was kind of hard to take time and blog, then after my parents left I got a little depressed and I knew that if I went to write a post it would be a depressing one and y'all dont want that.

Now I'm back baby!! and I'm bringing Christmas with me!

What saved me from my minor depression was having thanksgiving right around the corner!

Thursday I woke up and went straight to the kitchen. There I spent the whole day making some delicious food. My plan was to take pictures of every recipe and blog about it. But as plans go, sometimes they fail. I did manage to take pictures of the most pefect cake ever!! My aunts recipe that If I may say so myself. NAILD IT!

This Thanksgiving I went to one of my best gals house Delfina from My Green Nest. It was really one of the best Thanksgiving Ive had!

So on to the pictures...



Look how gorgeous Our table looked!





Giving Thanks before we start the feast!
Delfina made this gorgeous and delicious turkey








Her sister Victoria made the most delicious bread which im still getting the recipe for it.

Dinner is on the the buffet table. Actually not everything fit there, so people had to go to the kitchen and get more food.

Our dessert. We had apple pie{by me} Chocolate mousse {by Victoria} chocolate cake {by Victoria} Pumpkin roll cake with cream cheese {by Diana}

After all that food we needed some tea to help us digest. So we had tea with Madeleine {by me} and a cake {by me. I'll be sharing the recipe with you tomorrow}

Dinner on my plate. {This is my first plate by the way... I think there was 2 more after this. Only this way could I try everything}


My cousin Pry with Delfinas son, Max.


Oh, some more news... I got my hair done :)

thats me on the left. My hair BEFORE! it looks good there, but my hair was so unhealthy, ans so much split ends.

My hair AFTER
I went lighter, and shorter! It feels so much healthier.

It feels good to be back!

Happy Wednesday LOVE!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Braided Bread

Hi Pretties!!!

My parents are leaving in 4 days and I couldnt be more upset, It's so nice to come home and see them. It's going to feel so empty once they leave :( I need kids, like lots of them! {hehe}

In Brazil having mades isnt a big deal, almost everyone has one, and since my parents are used to waking up and having breakfast ready in the table with warm fresh bread, freshly brewed coffee. I decided to make a bread thats very famous in my family, my grandma and my aunt have been making it ever since I can remember and I tried it for the very first time this week. It came out so delicious and I cant wait to keep the tradition going.

You'll be surprised in how easy it is to make, but its just SOOOO good!

Braided Bread:


Ingredients:

1. 1 cup milk
2. 2 1/2 cup water
3. 3 packages of active dry yeast
4. 1 cup of sugar
5. 1/2 cup of oil
6. 3 eggs
7. 1 tsp of salt
8. around 7 cups of all purpose flower


Directions:


Warm up your milk and water {not hot, just warm} 
Now put it in a bowl and add the dry yeast


Mix it together and let it rest while you mix the rest of the ingredients in the blender. 


In the blender add the oil, sugar


Add your eggs

Blend it all together


Add the egg mixture with the water and milk mixture. 


Start adding your flower


Keep mixing it


Until its a thick mixture 


Now start mixing it with a wooden spoon until you cant anymore... flour your counter, and turn your batter into the counter, start mixing it with your hands... It could be more then 7 cups of flour, the batter needs to be to the point where it doesnt stick to your hands, but its not too heavy. It should be really light. 


Knead your dough


Put the dough back in the bowl and let it rest for at least 45 mins


The dough is going to double its size


This recipe will make 4 loafs of bread. So divide the dough into 4 equal parts 


Now divide one of them into 3 parts 


Roll it out


Time to start putting the braid together... Repeat this step with the other 3 pieces of dough 


Put the dough in the baking sheet and let it rest of at least 45 more mins... 


until it doubles its size


Spread some oil on top of the bread, so it could give a golden brown color.
Put the bread in a 350d oven for 45 mins to 1 hr.
While the bread is on the oven, lets make the sugar syrup that goes over it. 
Add 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup water in a bowl 


As soon as the bread comes out of the oven drizzle all that glaze over it. The bread will suck all that yummy goodness in and make it so soft and yummy. 




We love eating it with cream cheese, or just yummy butter!
 I hope you enjoyed this easy delicious recipe, and make sure you try it at home!!

Today is my daddy's Birthday!! I thank God everyday for the amazing dad he has blessed me with!!


Happy Birthday Dad!! I LOVE YOU!

Happy Wednesday LOVE

Monday, November 14, 2011

Family Fun!





Hello Lovelies!!

I hope your week is going well. Let me just warn you, this will be a long post!
To make up for all the days I havent been posting.

First I would just like to announce the winner for the Whimsy for Wendy's book giveaway....
Drew from Coral Cafe Congrats Drew, I hope you enjoy the book and I'll be getting in touch with you soon!


My grandmas birthday was two weekends ago but I just now had the chance to upload the pics to my computer. So here you go... Meet my family, it's also the first day my parents came in from Brazil. 














This past Saturday the hubs and I, my parents and my aunt and uncle {not pictured} went to Bogarts Restaurant which is a premier on top of the movie theater. We had a good time just talking and eating some really yummy food, when it came to the movie first of all it came out to $47 for two movie tickets which the hubs almost had a heart attack, and the movie SUCKED! I do not recommend Immortals to anyone, in my opinion it was way too much blood and unnecessary violence!



But overall it was a great weekend, and I am not looking forward to the next one because my parents will be leaving on Sunday :(

Happy Tuesday!