Thank you all for the birthday greetings! It was fun to hear from each and every one of you. Please be sure to enter the giveaway if you haven't already...it's open until Wednesday.
We've been busy today, mostly painting woodwork (yawn), doing laundry and tidying up around here. I'll be travelling to the midwest again this week, and wanted to leave Batman with some good food to eat while I'm away. We've been trying to pack his breakfasts and lunches lately, so that he can eat well at work. Homemade saves money and tastes better and is healthier. But Batman really likes white bread. So, I loaded up the bread machine (yes, we use one once in a while) with a cleverly disguised white bread. I used this recipe, but made these adjustments...
Instead of all white bread flour, I substituted a cup of 9 grain flour blend from King Arthur (another great VT company). It's a little pricey, but when you read the list of super healthy grains included in the mix, you'll be tempted to try it. And I had run out of wheat germ, so I substituted whole millet. I have been avoiding dairy for about a year now, but buttermilk did find its way into this loaf. Did you know that using buttermilk gives baked goods a longer shelf life? This should make great sandwiches. Do you suppose this healthier white bread will get by Batman's discerning palate?
We've been enjoying the song of the spring peepers these last few days. I am so glad they survived the frosts after the false spring we had a while back.