Ana and Ben were featured in an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, very cool!
Awesome day at West Virigina Symphony on Ice yesterday. Great skating, lots of fun with friends, and cookies with Ashley Wagner!
Writing down the recipe for the amazing super soft and tasty fancy rolls we figured out for Rosh Hashannah, so we can make them again!
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1.5 tsp kosher salt
- 1.5 tsp bread machine yeast
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 stick butter
- Place all ingrediants in the bread machine pan and run on dough setting.
- Punch down the dough, and remove it from the machine. Divide the dough into 12 equal parts, form into round, smooth rolls, and place them into the cups of the muffin pans. Cover the rolls with a kitchen towel, and let rise in a warm place until double, about 25 minutes.
- While the rolls are rising, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake the rolls in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Rub the tops of the hot rolls with a stick of butter for a soft crust, cool the rolls slightly, and serve warm.
Ana and Ben were invited by USFS to compete in the Novice and Junior Challenge skate. They had a wonderful time, and placed third.
A butterfly decided to join De in the library for a while.
Nice day at the Dulles Air and Space Museum. Jenya did a lot of drawing, De took pictures, and Ana read all the informational plaques.
Dealia was able to come with me on a business trip to Miami. While I worked she explored the beach and the surrounding area. Nice 70 degree weather, beautiful scenery. On our last day there I finished a bit early and we were able to go parasailing together, and we saw a sea turtle. Really a wonderful trip!
Awesome time so far in San Jose. Ana and Ben skated their short program yesterday, and they looked great! The athlete gift this year was a google home mini, so Ana is eager to set it up when we get home.
We went to Eastern Sectionals in Boston. Ana and Ben did Intermediate Pairs (and placed 3rd), and Ben also competed Intermediate Mens singles. It was a tough week – Ana had gotten the flu the week prior and was still coughing and miserable during the competition. Ben did not catch it (fortunately! lots of orange juice!) but he was a bit tired from skating both programs, since USFS scheduled Intermediate Mens and Intermediate Pairs the same day.
They pushed through and got it done, tho, and were very happy with their skates all things considered.
Plus, my dad came up from New York to see them, which was very nice.