Family Photos

We have family photos coming up at the end of the month and I am incredibly excited. This will be our first family session since Landon has arrived. With this excitement comes planning! It always seems like such a chore to plan out our family outfits. I want to match but not be the family that wear white button ups and khaki pants. I haven’t really developed a good system to this but although its tough I truly take pleasure in it. What do you think?

Family Photo Shoot Outfits | Fairhome Road

 

 

 

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Frozen Fruit Faux Ice Cream

Recently {as in a couple days ago} I started using the Isagenix products. Now, I promise I will not blog too on that because it can be a touchy subject and there is much to debate about it but I will be posting our “clean eating” recipes. I figured the best place to start is with a favorite I had as a kid ICE CREAM! This isn’t your normal kind of ice cream… its kind of good for you!

You know those berries that are going to go bad if you don’t eat the whole container today? {freeze them!} The bananas you just didn’t get to or the hundreds {sometimes it feels like hundreds} of brown ones already in your freezer… they make the most perfect “ice cream”. This is a great summertime snack for the kids {and you too!}.

Frozen Fruit Faux Ice Cream | Fairhome Road

{INGREDIENTS}

  • Frozen Fruit {that’s really it} strawberries, blueberries, black berries, bananas… etc

You’ll want to use the meat grinder attachment to your mixer. Being feeding your frozen fruit through and it will come out like the best soft serve ever! Promise!

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Hoagie Rolls

What’s better than homemade rolls? Nothing!

Before yesterday I had never attempted to make my own bread or rolls. We had a icky rainy Sunday and there was no way I was going into town but I REALLY needed some.  I had ground turkey cheese-steak going in the crock put and that is something you cant put on any normal piece of bread. {whenever I search for a recipe I was search for the worlds best} I found a pretty simple recipe here but of course had to make a few changes. The original recipe calls for bread flour {whatever that is} which is something I don’t keep around the house. I did a little “research” and found that All Purpose would work JUST fine. She also talks about the dough being “slack” but I just guessed when I thought it looked correct.

I do know one thing… I will not be buying rolls ever again. These were just too easy and too darn good!

 

Take a look at these babies:

Hoagie Rolls | Fairhome Road

 

{INGREDIENTS}

  • 4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup + 6 Tablespoons Warm Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Packet Instant Dry Yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Cold Butter Cubed

In the bowl to your mixer wisk together the YESAST, 6 TBLS WATER, and SUGAR. If you let this sit for a couple minutes {maybe 3 to 4} you will see the the yeast being to bubble. Place your bowl to your mixer and use the dough hook attachment. Begin adding your FLOUR and the remaining WATER. {I would add 1 cup flour and then 1/4 cup water at a time} Add your SALT.

Once the dough is well mixed is when you want to add your BUTTER. When you add the butter your dough will almost separate and it may appear that you have ruined it but you haven’t. Just let the dough hook do the work and use a spatula to scrape the sides if the butter sticks to it. You will know that your butter is incorporated correctly once the dough becomes smooth.

Transfer dough from the mixing bowl to a well greased COVERED glass or plastic bowl until it has doubled in size. {anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour}

Line baking sheets {I used 2} with parchment paper. Divide and shape your dough. I was able to make eight 6 inch loaves {4 loaves per sheet} and they were perfect for a sandwich. Cover these with another piece of parchment or plastic wrap and let rise for another 30 minutes.

Bake @ 375° for about 15 to 20 minutes {really its until the top is golden brown and colored to your liking}

 

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