Today did not go as planned. I had all of these grand plans to create menus, organize pantry, and cook some good, wholesome food. NONE of that happened. I woke up with a terrible sinus headache. The kind where everything in your face hurts and when you sneeze you almost pass out. Yeah, fun stuff!
So....my healthy food for the day: Sweet tea for breakfast, no lunch, and Chick-fil-a for dinner on the way to church. Great start to our new, healthier lifestyle!! Well, sometimes life happens and you just have to do what you've got to do. I was in such pain I really didn't care about eating at all, much less eating healthy!
The good news is I made it to church AND I am now feeling much better. I still have a little pressure but nothing like earlier today.
I did need to make bread today and I didn't feel like messing with it so I decided to try a recipe I found online and throw everything in the bread maker. This way we still have healthy bread without all of the preservatives and I didn't have to mix, knead, rise and bake. It turned out really good so I thought I would pass along the recipe.
1/2 c. warm milk
1/2 c. warm water
3 T. honey (if you need a local honey source shoot me an email)
2 T. butter, softened
1.5 t. salt
1.5 c. bread flour
1.5 c. wheat flour (I used Spelt)
2 t. yeast
Add ingredients as directed by your bread machine. Cook on NORMAL cycle (not wheat).
I don't have the directions for doing this recipe by hand (or mixer, that is) but this is how I would do it: Mix bread flour and yeast. Add water and milk. Mix and cover. Let dough sponge for 10 minutes. Add remaining wet ingredients then quickly add remaining flour. Knead 5-6 minutes. Cover bowl and let the bread rise until double. Punch down and form dough into a loaf. Place dough in greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.