Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas in San Antonio

Christmas day was bright and sunny here in San Antonio. Reminded me of home a little though, that sun didn’t have a whole lot of heat in it, although it did get up into the high 50’s but the temps dropped down into the high 20’s overnight.

We went over to Jim and Ellie’s for Christmas dinner tonight and they had a great turkey, with cornbread dressing and gravy and we brought along some sides, as well as some of Brenda’s great rolls, and of course that great Pecan pie that Jim made.


Brenda made a batch of bread and rolls that you saw in yesterdays blog and we managed to save a few of them for dinner on Christmas. Brenda brings her Robin Hood flour along from home and says she has trouble getting flour that makes good bread down here. I did a little research on that and found the following link that makes a stab at showing the difference between Canadian and American flours. In a nutshell apparently Canadian all-purpose flour is 100% hard Canadian wheat and the flour from south of the Medicine Line is only 75% hard wheat and the rest softer grades of wheat. Guess if we run out we will have to look for some of that special bread flour.

Today is Boxing Day back at home and Ellie did a good job explaining what that is all about on her blog today so I will just give you a link to that rather than tell my version.

Later in the day we met Netters sister Lavonne and her husband Carlton as well as their friends Larry and Nora. They popped by for Happy Hour tonight so we had a good visit with them.


  1. I always buy Bread Flour grade flour when we are making rolls or loafs of bread. It has a higher gluten content and rises much higher, and faster too.

    Also I'm sure the Robin Hood brand is always a better blend of Flour on both sides of the line!

  2. What a great time. Wish we could have happy hour too. Can't wait to meet again.

  3. is clear you guys are all having a wonderful time there...Enjoy!

  4. Looks like as usual you guys are having a GREAT time... Dinner sounded yummy! I have been gone from the blogging world for a while & I am trying very hard to get back on the bloggin track... I have missed my blogland friends! Have a Very Happy New Year!!!