Thursday, August 21, 2008

It's Official, I've Turned Into Betty Crocker

Well, we'll see in about two hours.  I am making my first loaf of home made whole wheat bread right now.  I got the recipe from a website that I really enjoy called Biblical Womanhood.  Anyways.... my bread maker that my mother in law gave me like two years ago is FINALLY getting some use!!  I am using the dough cycle and then I'll BAKE the bread in my oven, because it's suppose to turn out better that way.  I'm REALLLLY excited and hoping it turns out good because then I can just make all out bread and we can be even MORE FRUGAL! hee hee!  

It was pretty easy.  Here are the steps taken from the Biblical Womanhood website if you wanna have a go too! 

Homemade Wheat Bread

1 cup warm water (110-115 degrees F.)
1 tablespoon milk
2 tablespoons oil
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole-wheat flour
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons dry yeast

Put all ingredients in the bread machine in the order listed. Set on dough cycle. When dough cycle is finished, take dough out and shape into a loaf in a greased bread pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

In other non-frugal news... we got a new bed!  It is a California King Serta something or other and it is absolutely heavenly.   Our other mattress was sinking in the middle and just not working for us.... especially since I'm a wimpy Mom who lets her 11 month old co-sleep with her when she wakes up screaming EVERY SINGLE NIGHT at 3:30 a.m.  *sigh*  
Now there's lots of room for our whole happy family.  hee hee hee.  

I have a job interview on Friday at a music school.  I'm pretty exciting and hoping it will be a good fit for me.  =)


C and G said...

I love using my bread maker but I have not tried a whole wheat bread yet. I usually make a potato bread (it uses instant potato flakes and I use the garlic ones for a little extra flavor).

I hope that everything goes well with the job interview.

Valerie said...

Hey Betty! That sounds delish.

Oh, and THIS terrible mom usually wakes up to an 8 year old snuggler in her bed ::::::::::sigh::::::::: It's irritating because he sneaks in and I have no clue he's there.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Gosh, I miss my breadmaker. I baked til it broke, though/