Archive | February 2013



I promised the kids yesterday that if we had a snow day today, I would make waffles. So, the snow day is here, but when I went to the fridge, I only had one egg in the house! (I’ll have to get to Jack’s this week. I see they have eggs 1$/dozen). I don’t keep pancake/waffle mix in the house. Those of you who know me, know I like to make things from scratch. Luckily, I was able to find a homemade pancake/waffle mix that only requires one egg for a batch of waffles. Gotta love the internet! I thought I would share the recipe I found on We have waffles for brunch & I have enough mix left for 2 more batches!

Homemade Pancake Mix


5 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups powdered milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 baking powder
1 TBS salt


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl;stir to blend. Store in an airtight container I use mason jars) and use within 8 months.

To make pancakes or waffles:

2 cups pancake mix
1 cup water
1 egg
2 TBS oil (3 for waffles)
Beat smooth with a wire whisk or fork


Supper Menu – Feb. 11-17

Here are our supper menus for this week:

Monday: Chicken Pot Pie, Salad
Tuesday: Crock pot Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Peas
Wednesday: Sloppy Joes, oven fries, corn
Thursday: Pancakes & sausage
Friday: Crock pot Mexican Pork Chops & Rice
Saturday: Aaron’s BB Tourney at Lansing

What are you cooking?

Homemade Bread Recipe


I’ve started using my bread machine again. The kids are a little older now & we’re trying to eat healthier. I’m also trying to make mostly from scratch food, hence, more homemade bread. The kids have even started asking that their sandwiches be made from homemade bread instead of “store-bought!” I think that is a step in the right direction. Lately I have been loading the bread machine at night and using the delay so that the bread is ready when we get up in the morning. I love waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread! This way the kids are getting good, fresh bread for their sandwiches. It is a win-win situation!

I thought I would post my goto bread machine recipe.

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

1 1/8 c. warm water (110 degrees)
2 TBS oil or melted butter (I use canola oil)
3 TBS honey
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour (I use King Arthur Flour white whole wheat)
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp yeast

Add ingredients according to manufacturer’s directions for your bread machine. Use the whole wheat cycle and light crust setting. Enjoy your homemade bread!

What is your favorite bread machine recipe?