and somehow we still manage to eat three squares a day.I guess it's all in what you love to do.I was blessed with a farm upbringing and the older I get the more connected to the past I want to be .Crazy isn't it?This year I decided I would make all our bread.I know some of you have been doing this already but,raising four children who needed to be carted wherever they had to go made domestic duties fall to the rear. Enough excuses, I have made a commitment I intend to keep it up. It's been 4 months and I think a routine has been established.Now that summer is here I find that some days are already getting too hot to bake. I should bake bigger batches but,I'm addicted to fresh from the oven.I have to laugh because if I freeze half the loaf we run out.If I leave the whole loaf out I think it will go bad before we finish it.One problem that my mother and grandmother didn't have was hamburger buns and finger rolls.They made one kind of bread and that's what you ate unless it was a holiday.Only then did they stress themselves out with over the top recipes. However times have changed and I can't imagine giving my family a hot dog or burger wrapped in a slice of bread. So,I'm currently looking for a bread recipe I could use for finger rolls and burger buns .I tried changing the shape of my regular white and wheat bread,the family was tolerant but I knew they seem to be too dense I want something lighter,fluffier.If anyone out there has had this problem let me know how you resolved it.Found a secret recipe? Let them adjust to the thicker rolls? I'd love to hear your input.
Another favorite of my people is what I call Kermie's pasta.If you're growing basil and baby spinach you pretty much have all you need to keep this filling and tasty salad on hand.Just make your favorite pesto and add an additional 2-3 handfuls of baby spinach to the blender or Cuisinart. I have very few people turn away from this one. I make this at the barn and it always sells out.
Well I'm glad to be back and it looks like I'm winning the battle however, I hope we don't have to go through this again any time soon.
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