Thursday, September 2, 2010

Nap Time

Well, the baby is asleep, it's raining, and I have water brewing for peppermint tea, sounds like a perfect time to catch up on blogging.  I've been trying to upload some video's that I've finally gotten around to looking at of Ingrid's birthday party, but it doesn't seem to be working right now!  (If any one knows of any "tips" to get it to work, please share!)

So instead, I will share my recipe for home made whole wheat bread!  I got this recipe from my mother-in-law, who is the master of all things home made!  In fact, in this recipe I use white whole wheat, if you've never tried it drop whatever you are doing and run to the grocery store!  It's fairly expensive, but we get it from Michael's mom, who has a flour grinder.  She buy's it from a farmer in New Richland.  I don't think I could ever go back to regular whole wheat!  In fact, yesterday I made cookies with it (and since it's whole wheat I don't feel so bad about giving Ingrid a bite..or two...or three).  It tastes a lot like white four, so the possibilities are endless!  It makes me feel good that I know exactly what is going into this daily "staple", and really-what smells better than home made bread?!  (Last night we watched Food Inc. and it encouraged us even more to know where our food is coming from, and exactly how it got to our plate...more postings on that to come)

For the Bread Maker:

1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1 1/4 cup of hot water
2 Tablespoons of oil
3 cups of white whole wheat flour (regular flour will work too)
3 Tablespoons of sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons of active dry yeast

Put Ingredients in bread maker in order listed above, set your bread maker and enjoy!  It's that simple!!

Now it's time for me to go down stairs, enjoy my tea, the rain, and the last few chapters of Order of the Phoenix! (I love love love love Harry you still like me?)