Hey family!! In today’s video it’s a relaxing kind of day! We spend the afternoon watching the leaves fall and getting ready for lots of rain, then we make a cozy Shepherd’s Pie Soup for supper with lots of relaxing sounds included… πŸ€£πŸ’•πŸ‚πŸ Bread Bowls Video: Ingredients 2 tablespoons active dry yeast 3 cups warm water (110Β° to 115Β°) 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons salt 6-1/2 to 7-1/2 cups bread flour Directions In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine sugar, salt, yeast mixture and 3 cups flour; beat on medium speed 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky). Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once into grease the top. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 500Β°. Punch dough down. Divide and shape into 6 balls. Place 3 in. apart on 2 baking sheets that have been generously sprinkled with cornmeal or greased ( I just used flour). Cover with a kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 15 minutes. Spray loaves with water; if desired, generously sprinkle with sesame seeds ( I used everything bagel seasoning). Using a sharp knife, score surface with shallow cuts in an “X” pattern. Back 2 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 425Β°. Bake until golden brown and internal temperature reaches 190Β°-200Β°. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Shepherd’s Pie Soup: NOTE: This makes a lot of soup, you can cut the recipe in half or have the leftovers the next day! I don’t think this soup would freeze well. Ingredients: 2 pounds ground beef, cooked & drained 10 pound bag russet potatoes, peeled & diced 1 cup carrots, diced 1/2 cup celery diced 1 onion, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 cans potato soup 2 small cartons half & half, or one large carton 1/2 cup water, plus more for cooking potatoes salt and pepper to taste 1/2 tsp basil Toppings: green onions shredded cheese Directions: Bring water to boil in a large pot. Add potatoes and cook until tender. Add carrots & celery and continue boiling for about 5 minutes. Turn heat to medium and drain off most of the water, leaving about 1/2 a cup. Add the ground beef to the pot and then saute the onion in the ground beef pan until tender. Season the onion with the basil, then add to pot. Add the cans of potato soup, half & half, water, salt & pepper, and garlic. Simmer for about ten to fifteen minuts. Serve with shredded cheese and green onions on top. .





  1. I know Jonah was sorry he missed the giant monkey stuffy on the car! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Now, that soup looks so savory! I must make that. Titus was enjoying himself while making the soup. That bread looks fabulous! I bet I could make the dough in my bread maker, then shape it by hand and bake it. Manley sleeping is the best. πŸ₯°

  2. The sound of the cheese falling on the soup was very relaxing!! Fun video, thanks. My nephew and his wife put a big christmas tree deep into their back yard, and connect white lights. Very pretty, especially since we live near Buffalo New York, always snow falling…

  3. I love seeing you and Titus spending some quiet time together rocking and talking together on the porch. I also enjoy when Titus joins you in the kitchen to cook! He is so funny! The soup looked delicious! I will have to make that soon too….we've been having a warm fall so far here in central Illinois. We are still having temps in the low 80's. Not quite soup weather yet…it will be here soon though. The woolly worms here have been white and dark black which means cold (black ones) and lots of snow (white ones). When our local weather forecaster opened some persimmons, they all had spoon shapes in the middle which also means lots of snow.

  4. I miss watching the two of you cooking together, y’all just crack me up πŸ˜‚ . We had chicken and dumplings for supper. It’s time to start making more comfort foods now that it’s fall 🍁. Goodnight, see y’all tomorrow. – Arlene