Today...I froze blueberries whole...
I pureed some...
Made Blueberry Muffins...
Made hash browns. (Boil or bake them first and you don't have to peel them.) I shredded them onto a jelly roll pan lined with parchment, sprinkled them with onion powder and put them in to freeze. When they are solid, I will put them into freezer bags according to how much we’ll use for a breakfast and they’ll be ready to go and they taste really great. We like to add onions and mushrooms to ours when we cook them.
Pulled some dried milk powder out of the freezer to make “Home Shalom’s” Mexican Hot Cocoa Mix (find it here http://homeshalom.blogspot.com/2011/01/homeshaloms-mexican-hot-cocoa-mix.html ), which I did. I mixed it up and put it into 2 one quart glass jars. I didin’t have the vanilla powder that the recipe calls for so I had to leave that out but I did look it up, but as she said, it is expensive, so I opted out this time which she said was okay). The kids love homemade whipped topping so I’ll make that and maybe we’ll have that tonight when we read together, that sounds nice doesn’t it.
Made some bread. I still use a bread machine to make bread. I feel like such a sorry woman…I have no relationship with the dough. Dough does not like me and may have it out for me, I think! So, my trusty bread machine to the rescue. Here’s one of my favorite recipes:
Crunchy Wheat and Honey Bread
Makes a 1 Lb. loaf
¾ c plus 2Tbsp water
2 Tbsp honey
1Tbsp softened butter
1 ¼ c whole wheat flour (I use organic)
1 c unbleached white flour (I have used all
WW before and it still turned out just fine)
¼ c soaked and dried sunflower seeds (my
favorite) or slivered almonds if you like (I
make it without the sunflower seeds too and
don’t need to make any adjustments)
1 tsp sea salt
1 ¼ tsp reg. active dry yeast
1 tsp bread machine yeast of quick-acting dry yeast.
From there you’d just have to use your bread
machines directions but for mine the cycle
bread type: Whole wheat
Crust color: Medium
Bake: Regular and press start
and 3 hrs. 55 min. later it’s ready.
***NOTE: Sorry, The bread is still in the
bread machine so no pics of bread today.
Roasted a chicken for dinner tonight along with a few baked potatoes, creamed corn and a salad…the bread got done after dinner though. You can’t win ‘em all.
I snuck (is snuck really a word?) in a picture of the boys working on school, hi boys! Caleb is doing math, he had a few hitches today...but it got better and done:)
Well, that’s (part of) my day. Like I said, It was goodJ