Saturday, January 24, 2009

Fun Sat

We've had a good day here. We went with Roger to sharp shopper, walmart and subway for lunch and then just hung out for a while and then I baked this afternoon. I made a batch of granola bars, a pan of brownies, a loaf of honey oatmeal bread and a batch of artisan bread dough (to bake this week). The house smells amazing. We had pot roast, mashed potatoes and salad for supper and Roger and Peggy joined us and brought green bean casserole. Mmm. Now the kids are in bed and I think I'm going to play wii!

The roast:
a 2-4 pound chuck roast
In the cock pot mix:
2 cans of regular cream of mushroom soup
1 envelope of lipton onion dry soup mix
about six (or so) good shakes of Worcestershire sauce

mix that together and place your beef in the sauce. Thats it! You will be able to cut it with your fork and the flavor is superb. It makes it's own gravy (and alot of it) which is fab. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours. The resulting sauce is already gravy, I just whisked it to combine it a little better. The roast was fork tender.

Babula Cuisine Brownies (these are the BOMB-better than any mix-ask Wesley!)
1 c sugar
1/4 c cocoa
1/2 c oil
3/4 c flour
1/2 t baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t salt

Mix sugar and cocoa. Combine all ingredients. Mix well. Bake in a 9x9 inch pan in a 375 deg oven for 30-35 min.

The granola bars

I made them with craisins this week. Last week I used chocolate chips. I have to say the chocolate chips rocked! But the craisins are good too and feel healthier!

The oatmeal bread
Add a little gluten to this recipe if you want a really good rise. You MUST use bread flour!

The artisan bread
don't use bread flour in this recipe!

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