We had an absolutely great weekend in our neck of the woods. My parents made a trip into town to see Bonnie on Friday. The days when they visit seem to go even faster than most other days, and it never seems like they are here long enough! But we had a wonderful visit with them, although Bonnie slept through a lot of it.
Saturday was an extra-special day. Andrew worked all day, so Bonnie and I stayed home and cuddled… ALL DAY. In the ten hours she and I were home alone, I hardly moved from the spot we staked out in the living room. I felt pretty unaccomplished by the end of the day, but it was so rewarding, and worth the undone housework. The extra time with her made me feel rejuvenated and ready for a new week!
While my parents were here on Friday, I decided to use the time that they were here helping with Bonnie to make a quick loaf of bread. This is both Andrew’s and my favorite bread recipe so far. It is packed full of quality carbs, healthy fats, and fiber. We use it for toast, sandwiches, or even eat it plain (okay, so I eat it plain, which Andrew thinks is super weird.) One of my favorite was to eat it un-toasted, sliced thick, and topped with goat cheese and raspberry jam… a perfect cure for a sweet tooth!
I’ve mentioned before that my bread machine came from a thrift store, where I purchased it for $7. That was nearly four years ago, and it still works like a charm! So if you don’t have a bread machine, and don’t want feel ready or able to invest in a brand new one, I recommend hitting up a few thrift stores until you find a good one. I see them almost every time I go to our local thrift shops (which is pretty often.)
- 1 C. almond milk (room temp)
- 3/4 c. water (room temp)
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 2 tsp. salt
- 3 3/4 C. whole wheat flour
- 1/4 c. flax seed
- 1/4 c. sunflower seed
- 1/4 c. chia seed
- 2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
Dump the ingredients into the bread machine in the order they are listed above. Set your bread machine to the appropriate setting, and let it go to town! Mine takes about three and a half hours from start to finish.
Doesn’t get much easier than that!
If you are looking for a tasty gluten free bread, I really like this one, which I also made over the weekend! (I made it for my mom, who is not eating gluten.) If any of you decide to try either of these bread recipes, please check back in and let me know how you like them! (: