Thursday, June 25, 2009


Yesterday, I cleaned out the pantry and the shelf in the garage and the second refrigerator. I had a bunch of canisters that had little to nothing in them, so I spent today cleaning all of them up, getting them ready to fill up. I had one filled with wheat flour, that I don't even remember how long it had been in there. I bought the wheat flour in hopes of making whole wheat bread, but when I made it, it always came out very unfluffy, not like the whole wheat bread I get from the store. If you have a whole wheat recipe that comes out great, PLEASE, give me the recipe:) Sourdough is my favorite, but I have yet to learn how to make that too. I need a tried and true recipe for starter and the bread.

I also went through Tony's room and CLEANED it, and yes he knows I do this, and he actually is very happy when it is all done, until he messes it up again. I wasn't the neatest teenager either, always having junk piles every where, but now that I am a grown woman, I love a neat and tidy home. If only I could get it all neat and tidy at once...LOL.....I get the kitchen spotless, and then I go to the living room and clean that and then BAM the kitchen needs cleaning again, is a never ending cycle. . I am sure you know how that goes.

...and, don't even get me started on the laundry:) I just adore being a wife and mother, everything about it!!!!

Happy Thursday!

Chicken again for dinner:)


Kalee said...

One of the blogs I read has (what appears to be, I have plans to make it once I've moved back to the US) really good wheat bread. It looks fluffy like wheat bread you would buy. Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

The *trick* to light and fluffy whole wheat bread is gluten. It will never be as light as white bread, but adding a couple of Tablespoons per loaf (measure as part of the flour)will make a big difference. Find it where you find the flours...Hodgeskins Mills (I think that's how it's spelled. I uwe the ABM on the dough cycle when that's done, I put it in a bread pan and let it rise again and then bake as usual. This is the recipe that I use, in the machine in this order:

1 c, plus 2 T warm water
3 T sugar or honey
2 T oil
1 1/2 t. salt
2 T dry milk powder
3 1/4 c whole wheat flour w/gluten added
3 1/2 t. yeast

Before it's done mixing, I check the dough. If it's to wet, I add up to 1/4 c more flour.
I bake at 375 till browned nicely.

Makes a 1 1/2 pound loaf.