Easter Bread Basket

537116_589479911147837_222792202_nThis is just such a great idea – and can be made small for personal servings or large to accommodate holding eggs or other special breads to serve with your Easter dinner…. and not as hard as you believe.

Start by covering a oven safe bowl with two layers of foil. With dough rolled out and cut into strips you will make a basket as shown on the outside of the bowl. Place a braided row at the top. Make an additional braided row for the handle. Bake following instruction for your bread recipe allowing some room to give and take.

You can cook regularly or wash the outside of basket with egg wash to give a deep golden color.

Baby In Bathtub Trick

998432_10201914864462207_381484025_nI found this idea and tried it when the granddaughter was here for a visit. Insert a laundry basket into the tub and fill it up with water to wash the baby. Put their toys into the basket and put the child into the basket. This is great as a transitional aid to let baby feel safe. It also makes it easier to drain tub and keep toys easily accessible. Use shower spray to rinse out basket and dry.