Last week Olive Spelt Bread was selected in the HBinFive club.   Only problem was I could not find spelt flour anywhere, so I used garbanzo bean flour.  And I didn’t have plain yogurt so I substituted buttermilk.   The dough actually came out really well!

the dough came out really pretty!

But the flavor was just “meh.”  I think I needed to add a bit more salt – Tony and I both agreed that with a little butter and salt and pepper, it would taste a lot better!  So back to the drawing board on this one!

I also made a loaf of cheese bread.

I also made dough to make overnight cinnamon rolls for Easter morning.  At one point, I had so many loaves rising on the counter, I had to label the time when the rise was over!

I used Alton Brown’s recipe and followed it to a T.   I didn’t eat one, but Maxi ate two for breakfast! Turns out she has a sweet tooth in the morning!

I didn’t think I was going to get all the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture in!

I didn’t make his cream cheese frosting though – mine was 1 cup of powdered sugar mixed with 4 tablespoons of heavy cream.

Then so much food!  We did a turkey on the Weber grill:

And Tony did a ham on the gas grill – the picture at the grill didn’t turn out, but here he is cutting it.  Maxi had never seen ham like that before!

I made twice baked potatoes too – but no cheese for Maxi – she’s not a huge fan.  Can you believe that?! I probably have 7 different cheeses in my refrigerator!

And my sister in law brought over stuffed artichoke hearts – thanks Jody!

Proud to say I only had one plate of food – no seconds! 😀

So while I forgot to get a group photo of everyone for my parents-in-law, I did get one of Hannah, Joe and Maxi!

Guess who got up this morning and went to the gym? Yep, that would be me!  I did 40 minutes on the stairmaster while reading Julie/Julia I borrowed from a co-worker.  I have to give my husband props though –  he knows how to motivate me to get up.  Last night I declared “I am going the gym tomorrow morning!”  His response?  “I’ll wake you up at 8:00 so you have just enough time to get ready for work. ”  Of course, I had to prove him wrong and when my alarm went off at 6:30 this morning, I turned it off, put on my glasses and never laid back down.  Thanks for the push this morning Tony!  I love you!

Hope you have a great Monday – come back tomorrow for Asian Meatball Soup – I can’t wait for lunch today! 😀