Thank goodness we went back outside yesterday afternoon and picked up all the debris from the various beds and trimmed a tree from the driveway where is brushed the truck top every time we pulled in. While DH unloaded all this, I finished the mowing. We wanted to beat the rain and we did. I still need to trim the rest of the front ditch but will do that tomorrow. I am getting closer to being caught up.
Need to remember to plant garlic!
We have been out of hamburger/sandwich buns for a long time so I took advantage of the cool morning to make some. This is an old recipe from a Fleischmann Margarine cookbook of the 1970's called Cheesy Onion Hamburger Buns.
One Bowl Cheesy Onion Burger Buns (From old Fleischmann's Yeast Cookbook
Makes 20 -2.1 oz buns (approximately)
5-3/4 to 6-3/4 cups unsifted flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
2 packages yeast (2-1/4 teaspoons)
2 tablespoons softened butter
2 cups very hot tap water
1-1/2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
¼ cups chopped onion (optional)
In a large bow thoroughly mix 2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Add softened butter.
Gradually add very hot tap water to bowl with mixer on medium speed. Beat 2 minutes.
Add l cup flour or enough to make a thick batter. Beat at high speed for 2 minutes. Scrape bowl occasionally. Stir in cheese and onion and enough additional flour to make a soft dough. Knead on floured board 8-10 minutes (I use the mixer dough hook for 4 to 6 minutes)
Place in greased bowl , turning to grease top of dough, cover with damp cloth and let raise about l hour.
Punch dough down; turn out onto lightly floured board, divide dough into 20 equal pieces. Form each into smooth ball. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Cover (I don't) and let raise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
Bake in hot oven 400° for 15 to 20 minutes.
Cook on wire racks.
Note: Add 1 Tablespoons dough enhancer (optional).
Note: For soft tops, brush with melted butter
I also made the iced soft cookies again.
I am still reading a very good Dennis Lehane novel, The Given Day. It is quite different from the other books of his that we have read. I am enjoying it very much.
This is probably the last phlox bouquet of the year: