Monday, November 3, 2008

Mmm Mmm Good

No, I'm not doing a Campbell's soup ad, although the chicken noodle soup that I made today was quite tasty. And if you read yesterday's post, you would have seen that we were supposed to have omelets for dinner tonight. We obviously didn't. David looked and sounded awful, and felt 10x worse than he looked or sounded, so Chicken Noodle Soup it was. To make today even more fun, Jordan had to stay home today for looking and sounding like Daddy. Nothing like having a houseful of sick people!

The following was the highlight of my day - you know, besides the trip to the store for more cold medicine and cough drops, with coughing kids, and all the other stuff that comes with sick kids (and husbands)....

Honey White Bread
(designed for the bread maker, but I only do the dough in the bread maker. You can make the whole thing start to finish in the bread maker if you wish.)

1 1/4 cups warm milk
1 1/2 Tablespoons honey (stir the spoon in the warm milk to get ALL of the honey)
1 1/2 Tablespoons butter shortening
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons yeast

Put all the ingredients in your bread maker on the "Dough" setting. Let the machine do its magic. After the dough is done, take it out of the bread maker and shape into a loaf-ish shape and put into a greased bread pan. Let it rise in the pan in a warm place for 30-40 minutes or until the dough doubles in size. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake the bread for 19-20 minutes. Immediately remove from pan onto a wire rack to cool. Brush the top of the bread with butter while its still hot.
(**we have a double oven, so I turn the lower oven on LOW and put the dough in the upper oven to rise.)

This was the best loaf of bread I've made. It was delicious, and it also went very well with the soup.

Now I'm stuffed, so I'm off to take a nap. I'm trying to ward off any possibility of getting sick (yeah right!)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for dropping by my new blog! I hope everyone at your house starts feeling better very soon!