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It has been so cold here lately, I mean like teens everyday. I don't mind so much, I like the cold but pretty much we were having to deal with the cold without any reward of snow, until last week, look what arrived. Okay so it was only about 4 cm. but the kids were so excited. I looked outside in the morning and our dog was lying by the porch, is she funny of what?
I love to watch the snow fall, just something about those big puffs of white lace floating to the ground, Love it! The kids played and soon the yard was a mess of dirt and snow and all sorts of figures. This was the first snow this year which is really crazy for Croatia. The first several years we were here we had feet of snow on the ground most of the winter, until March usually. This has been a really warm and dry winter for the most part.
Oh yea remember I told you before about the church chairs and how we no longer had to share chairs. Well here is the new church with it's chairs and a new carpet too. Cute huh?

One more thing. Look at these yummy dinner rolls I made. I've never really had success with yeast breads until now. These rolls were so good and very easy for a beginner.

Sweet Dinner Rolls

1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1/2 cup warm milk
1 egg
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 3/4 cup s all-purpose flour
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1/4 cup butter, softened

Place water, milk, egg, 1/3 cup butter, sugar, salt, flour and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough/Knead and First Rise Cycle; press Start.
When cycle finishes, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a 12 inch circle, spread 1/4 cup softened butter over entire round. Cut each circle into 8 wedges. Roll wedges starting at wide end; roll gently but tightly. Place point side down on ungreased cookie sheet. Cover with clean kitchen towel and put in a warm place, let rise 1 hour. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden.

These were so good, I don't have a bread maker so I made them by hand and they were still wonderful. I would suggest a little bit longer to rise the second time. That picture is of the ones I made and they were yummy, not very WW point friends but the family loved them. Enjoy!

I'm going to try to get some sewing done this week, I'm eyeing this cute little belt for Hannah. I already have the D rings so I just need to get with it. You can find a great tutorial for it over at Creative Little Daisy Blog.

Guess who got a new star this week. Yea okay you guessed it, ME! I have officially lost 10 lbs. for the last two weeks and I got my second star. I posted about it over at Slow and Steady Wins the Race.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!


  1. guys got carpet!!

    I miss carpet....

  2. Those rolls look DELICIOUS! They turned out so pretty :o)

    The chairs and carpet look wonderful, too. I'm sure the entire congregation is enjoying them :o) Praise God for His provision for y'all!

  3. The church looks nice and I think I may try your rolls. My family loves homemade bread but it is not my thing.
    Hugs and Praying for ya'll,

  4. I like the carpet, and how nice that you no longer have to move those chairs back and forth!

    Lovely rolls :o) I've had issues with bread-making, too, but it gets easier with practice.

    Now I'm off to see Slow & Steady...

  5. The church looks great.

  6. We got snow yesterday! But it's gone now. lol

    The church chairs and carpet looks GREAT! I know your people are thrilled.

    And those yeast rolls looked delish! YUM!


  7. Those dinner rolls look delicious! I'll have to try your recipe.

    I love watching snow fall. We've had several feet snow already this winter. If it's going to be cold, it might as well be pretty too!:)

  8. YAY for your 10 pounds, keep up the good work!

    yay for the snow, coarse I am so over snow I cant stand it :P

    and the new c hairs and carpet look WONDERFUL!

  9. The photo of your dog is funny!! The new chairs look very nice. Good job on the dinner rolls.

  10. Oh, how exciting to get snow!
    We got some here this week and were so thrilled. What a blessing that y'all got some!
    Rejoicing with y'all in getting the chair and the carpet for the church. What a blessing!
    And how wonderful that you lost 10 pounds!! Way to go!
    And those rolls look sooooo yummy!
    I'm going to print out the recipe and try them! Mmmmm!

    I hope y'all are doing well.
    I was thinking of you today and am praying for you.
    ~ Christina

  11. Anonymous5:28 AM

    Hi, Tori, thank you for visit... so, you are still in Cakovec? Your missionary web doesn't work properly...

  12. Thanks for sharing the roll recipe it sounds wonderful!


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