Adventures of a Modern Day, Middle-Aged Hero, on the Glory Road(to family security)


Stop me before I bake again!

I spent a lot of time in the kitchen yesterday...or rather I spent a lot of time running back and forth between the kitchen and the living room watching college football. 

Before even cranking out muffins for breakfast, I got a batch of dough raising, so the kids could have sandwich's at lunchtime(we still have a few more days left on our no spending challenge).  In addition to saving money and spoiling my family, one of my other goals for the weekend was burning through some of our rolled  oats(which is why I made an oatmeal based muffin for breakfast), so for lunch, I made an Oatmeal Sandwich Loaf, with the recipe from King Arthur Flour. 

See that...I even put the little split in the top of the loaf.  The recipe gives you the option of using either honey or brown sugar.  For this loaf, I used the honey.  Next time, I might try the brown sugar...or I might not.  I don't want to toot my own horn, but this bread came out fairly amazing. It will get made again, even once we decide to let ourselves spend money on bread again. 

There are no pictures of the bread sticks that I made for dinner.  I added flour, and added flour, and I just couldn't get a happy, easy to work with dough.  I also added some garlic powder and Italian Seasoning to the dough, as well as putting the garlic and butter on top. The end result tasted really good...they were just lacking in aesthetic appeal.

Finally, after all that baking, I decided a desert was called for...and sticking with my desire to use oats, I tried this recipe:  Frosted Butterscotch Zucchini Bars

They were good...and a good alternative to zucchini bread...but, they weren't as good as the World's Best Brownies

All that, and I got an excuse to watch college football all day!  Why not wait until today to do that? Because...it's college football...I don't need an excuse to sit around and watch that.

1 comment:

  1. I have a day off and think that bread is in order. It looks so good. It's hard to go wrong with a King Arthur recipe but you really nailed it. The perfect loaf.