Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Kris Allen and Raisin Bread

Kris Allen performs in front of the judges on American Idol on Tuesday, April 28.
He might be the sweetest of them all - far sweeter than any confection I could dream up!
Making the dough
Then it needs to be kneaded - and who doesn't?
After rising for an hour
Braided and ready for the oven
Out of the oven, and drizzled with powdered sugar frosting
The finished product on a grandma plate on a grandma tablecloth.  But what the heck, I am a grandma!  The folks at work liked the bread - it tastes so good with a bit of butter.  (not margarine - NEVER margarine!)

I did something today that I have never done before.  In a meeting with my boss, I started crying.  I couldn't stop.  I kept apologizing.  He understood, but it was embarrassing.  And my boss could not have been kinder and more supportive.  

I left work and did what any woman like me would do - I called my hairdresser and told her I needed an emergency appointment.  She found time for me at 7:30 p.m., after having been on her feet cutting and coloring hair since 6:30 a.m.  She wouldn't cut all my hair off, and then she wouldn't take any money from me!  I owe her - big time.  

It's been a strange week, but only two more days of work this week.  And then there is an AA social event to attend on Saturday night.  I am looking forward to that!  

That's enough out of me on this Wednesday night!

I sure am grateful for another sober day, and hope to try it again tomorrow.


Steve E. said...

Mary Christine, your guy is still in there. I exzpect it will be him and Adam in the final round, and Adam will take it home.

That's just what I think, you may feel different...

Peace. I heard you, in the blog. Yes, I hear you.

Steve E. said...

Well, I'm sticking with Adam. I thought I commented last night, maybe not. Anywaysss, it strikes me funny the we both got a "sweet-tooth" thing as (sort of) topic today...Great minds? Or just that we (everybody) like sugar?

dAAve said...

That bread looks yummmmmmmmmmy!!
So does Kris Allen.
I'm glad you're not bald.

Pam said...

damn that looks so good!

Anonymous said...

That looks good enough to eat! A good cry and a visit to the beauty salon. Sounds like a great plan. Glad you did something for just you.

♥Shann♥ said...

good morning, wow that bread looks great and I love the plate and table cloth... not grandmaie to me... just girlie lol

Sending you good thoughts and a hug from Spanaway WA.

Have a great day

Banana Girl said...

I want to know when I get to come over for some bread with butter. Yowzers that looks yummy. You always amaze me with your culinary creations. I just love love love it. Grandma plate and Grandma tablecloth, indeed! Too scrumptious for words since you took me right back to my grandma with her warm kitchen smelling of pies, and cakes, and cookies and all things sugar. Gracias! J.

Syd said...

That bread looks really good. I don't watch Idol--sorry.