Friday, November 07, 2008

I made this!


Last night I attended a breadmaking class that a lady in our ward holds every other month. It was my first time to attend. One of my callings at church (yes, I have 6 now) is now the Assistant Food Storage Specialist. So, I figured if I have that title, I better be it! So, now you are looking at a professional bread maker:) I ground wheat for the first time ever and made Whole Wheat Bread last night. Doesn't it look yummy? I'm so proud of myself! Joey and I dug right in last night and ate some with butter and honey. YUM. And then for breakfast, I heated some up and served it to the girls with butter and jam. They loved it and gobbled it up. It made me happy watching them eat it and love it. I felt like all motherly or somethin:) The extra loaves I bagged and put in the freezer. I've started mylar sealing this year and I love it. Our ward has a sealer at someones home and she opens up her home two days a month for people to come and use it. The bags are inexpensive and will keep things for years! I've been getting a good supply of basics: wheat/flour/sugar/oats, etc. and have been really working at getting our food storage together. It feels good to be doing it and it definitely makes us feel more prepared. It also feels good to be doing what the prophets of our church have told us to do. You never know what the future holds(especially now. . .:)! And I'm so glad I know how to actually grind wheat and make something with it! If any of you are in wards where a sealer and wheat grinder is available, I would really recommend trying it out if you haven't. Flour, mylar sealed, can last 30 years! And wheat, stored properly, can basically last forever! These are awesome machines that will help you so much with your food storage goals. So, there is my food storage plug. :) Do it!

17 comments:

Jan said...

Go Holly!! Oh, I love this. You are THE WOMAN!!

I need to try bread, I think. You need to share your recipe.

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Champion Family said...

Yummy!!!! I want some of that bread!

ACDC2005 said...

Wow that looks SOOOOO Yummy! And yes we have started getting some food storage, though I feel like we are moving so slowly though :( But Dustin steals MRE's from work all the time. Well he's not stealing, it's a job perk really! LOL!

Moon Devious said...

Wow, that's awesome! I love homemade bread. And a good supply of food storage is actually a good idea for ANYONE. (I had to ask Tara what the food storage was for...) Yay for bread!

Cindy said...

Dang Woman! What's up with everybody being so much more talented than am I????

cyndi/mom/nana said...

That's good news. I love making bread and my hips love it even more fo sho. I'll have to tell you my wheat story one of these days too long to write about. Yeah for learning new cooking ideas.

Patty said...

I don't know if you remember way back when when I tried my hand at grinding our wheat and making wheat bread. I had a lot of loaves that felt (and tasted) more like bricks. I'm glad yours turned out so good!!

-Melissa- said...

Way to go Holly! Now you need to teach me how to make bread. :) I love that our ward does mylar bag sealing and we have a place where we can grind our wheat. It definitely has helped me start my food storage.

devri said...

You are amazing!

Marie said...

Your bread looks fabulous Holly! I am not a good bread baker I'm afraid. I do have a breadmaker though and it makes fantastic bread! We have a pretty healthy food storage pantry. It's saved our bacon more than a few times in the past!

Tara D said...

Mmm, the bread looks so tasty! And Mom, I remember when you had the wheat grinder, I thought it was fun to use. Luckily, I don't remember what the bread tasted like. lol

Grammy Staffy said...

GOOD FOR YOU GIRL!!!

The bread looks great. I wish that I could have some.

I send love, Lura

HIRSCHI FAMILY said...

You are all motherly OR SOMETHING!! wink wink nod nod jk. That is awesome that you did that- you are like a pioneer woman!

the duchess said...

Move over, Mrs. Bairds. Holly's in town now!

Katie said...

Mmmmm...where's the honey-butter? Love the smell of homemade bread (not that I have ever made any, but I remember that I love that smell). Good job.

Kristi said...

Ok, for real you are my hero! You ground your own wheat?!!! Holy Mackerel. I have always wanted to make bread from scratch, but never have and now I HAVE to!! You have inspired me :) Your bread looks delicious--way to go Holly!!!