So for the past year Christopher and I have been talking about getting bikes so we can go ride together. We’ve been looking off and on, but yesterday we really started looking on Craigslist for a good deal. We just happened to find this ladies’ mountain bike originally bought under a year ago for $115 and priced at $60. We walked away with it for $50 and now I have a NEW BIKE! We’re still working on finding one for Christopher, but I’m really excited! You better believe that I will be riding today. This is just another example of how I love to PLAY when it comes to exercise. 🙂
And as always, since it’s Friday – we have new recipes!
I’ve been working on a good all-around homemade bread that requires no sugar. After some research and work, I finally came up with THIS bread! Meet Honey Wheat Oat Bread… yeah, it’s even better than it sounds.
Honey Wheat Oat Bread
2 cups warm water (110 degrees F)
1 tbsp active dry yeast
1/3 cup sugar free imitation honey
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup no sugar added applesauce
1 cup quick-cooking oats
3 cups bread flour
1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add honey, and stir well. Mix in whole wheat flour, salt, and applesauce. Add quick oats and work bread flour in gradually. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead for at least 10 to 15 minutes. When dough is smooth and elastic, place it in a well oiled bowl. Turn it several times in the bowl to coat the surface of the dough, and cover with a damp cloth. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.
2. Punch down the dough. Shape into two loaves, and place into two well greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise until dough is 1 to 1 1/2 inches above pans.
3. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes.
Adapted from AllRecipes
This bread is especially great because it makes for incredible sammich bread! Wanna see? Check out these BLTs!
4 slices turkey bacon, crispy
3 leaves romaine lettuce
4 slices ripe roma tomato
1 tbsp olive oil mayo
2 slices honey wheat oat bread
Toast bread and spread with thin layer of mayo. Layer lettuce, tomatoes, and bacon on bread. Enjoy!
I bought my mom a cookbook for Christmas and before I gave it to her, I did the natural thing… I flipped through it for recipes I wanted. This crock pot recipe, Sugo di Carne, was one of those!
3 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 slices pancetta or bacon, chopped
1 pound ground veal (or beef)
salt and pepper to taste
2 (14.5oz) cans diced tomatoes
1/3 cup chicken broth
5 fresh basil leaves
1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion and pancetta/bacon until browned (around 5 minutes). Transfer to crock pot.
2. Add veal/beef to skillet and cook until browned, breaking up clumps. Lightly salt and pepper. Add to slow cooker with tomatoes and chicken broth. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
3. Stir in the basil. Serve over cheese ravioli or other pasta.
Recipe from Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker