Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bread Machine soft pretzels

So I was inspired by this post to pull my Zojorushi Bread Machine out of the closet. However, I decided to make the soft pretzel recipe from my Zo cookbook instead of bagel recipe from the above link.  We may try those next.

You could use any recipe and just use the dough setting on your machine.  I think they are all pretty similar.

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Unfortunately, I forgot the nacho cheese sauce, but mustard or cream cheese are yummy too.  Serve with sliced apples and Elephant Milk. (Peanut butter milk. Not milk from an elephant. That would be gross.)

What’s your favorite bread machine recipe?

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Eggless French Toast

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One of my best kitchen gadgets is the electric knife.  I’ve had this knife for many years. It is great for making evenly sliced bread with almost no crumb. I slice the loaves and then freeze them.  Sometimes I make French Toast and freeze it for super quick breakfasts. I like Eggless French Toast for no other reason than I don’t like biting into french toast that has the random bite of egg taste to it.

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Here is the recipe I use:

Eggless Frech Toast

2 cups of milk
4-5 Tablespoons of flour
1-2 Tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1-2 teaspoons of maple flavoring (optional)

Cook on lightly oiled griddle until golden.

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Yum!  Freeze leftovers for those mornings when you need a quick breakfast.

What do you like to do to plan ahead for those mornings when you need to have a quick breakfast?

January 1st 2013

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Started the day early with my oldest daughter.  We stopped at Starbucks and spent some time together.  Then back home to get my other girl peeps.  Two of them to be exact.

We headed out to do a little shopping. The girls had some Christmas money so we stopped at Plato’s Closet.  Over to Burger King for dollar menu sandwiches and then to Krispy Kreme where we used our “FREE DONUT no purchase neccessary” coupons.  I saved my donut and took it home and gave it to my boy peep who was not the least bit interested in shopping with the girl peeps.

Off to the bookstore to browse a bit and find a calendar for the new year.  I’m picky about my calendar and didn’t find what I was looking for.

Had a gift card for two free entrees at Chueys. Got take home food for my husband and I to have a stay-at-home date night.  The only affordable kind.  We had our free dinner and watched Downton Abbey on Netflix.  I snuck in some work on my little project and had to keep asking my husband what was going on in the movie. 

The last picture is from a book I’m reading by Gladys Taber called Stillmeadow Calendar.  It’s a journal of her life in the country.  I think the paragraph on page 37 describes my feelings for the new year.  Pruning. Letting go. Growing.