Today was bread-baking day. A bread baker, I am not. At least not yet! Yeast doesn't like me. It doesn't like to grow in my kitchen. The first batch of bread I tried to make was completely dead. Didn't rise a bit! The second batch rose, but not as much as it should, and it took twice as long as it should have. This is the recipe I chose today. I'm looking for *MY* bread recipe--the one I'll keep making over and over because it tastes good and turns out well. 39 people said this recipe was easy and delicious. I don't know...I've just got to make friends with the yeast somehow! It isn't as tall as I'd like, but these loaves do look pretty, and Eric really liked the taste. [I think it needs less salt!]In other food news, we ate our first grass-fed beef tonight. To us, it tasted VERY different from the stuff at the grocery store. More accurately, it HAD a taste. Through our spaghetti sauce you could definitely taste the beef. Or rather, we could taste the GRASS through our beef! I know you think I'm kidding, but I'm not. There was definitely a sort of grassy flavor to the beef. Eric commented that he wasn't sure he liked it. I told him THIS is beef like God created it to taste! Get used to it! LOL! [I really liked the taste.] A pound of grass-fed beef straight from the farmer cost us $4.00. That's not much more than I would pay for a low fat pound of beef at the grocery store.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
We ate really poorly over Mother's Day weekend (brownies, ice cream, cake, mexican food, KFC, etc). On Sunday evening the big kids were complaining that their stomachs were bothering them. Only a few weeks in to eating more natural foods they could tell the difference in the response in their tummies. Eric and I could as well--both with very bloated stomachs by Sunday night. So the more natural diet is going well. I just wish it would result in weight loss! So far, that is a no go! Natural foods can be just as fatty! ;-)
Onward and upward!