Monday, October 20, 2008

Baking Day

We are grinding our wheat and baking the bread..for those in the family who can eat wheat. We have a Country Living Grain Mill that David attached to the counter. We got it years ago but never used it much because it really needs to be firmly attached to something very sturdy to be able to use it and it's time consuming and exhausting.

He ground about a gallon and a half of flour and that was enough for me to make 6 loaves of bread, 2 1/2 dozen bread rolls and 2 full size loaves of banana bread. We also made 2 dozen gluten free sweet potato muffins this morning. Here is a picture of the yeast bread and rolls. I didn't have a big enough bowl to mix up the bread and rolls so I tried making a giant pile of flour directly on the counter and slowly mixing in the liquid ingredients. I am not sure if that was really easier. I am hoping I can stretch this out over the week. I need to make some gluten free banana bread once we get the kitchen all carefully cleaned up. 5 small children really eat a LOT of food.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Juice Feast Update

Just thought I should update. I finished up 5 days and then ate only raw food for 2 more. I feel pretty good!