I did however add to the pantry this week. Made a big batch of spaghetti sauce with canned tomatoes from the pantry. However the peppers were bought a couple of weeks ago and needed to be used before the spoiled so none from the freezer. Basil did come from the freezer.
The beginnings of the sauce
The finished product on its way to the canning jars.
Also made 3 pounds of breakfast sausage from the trimming from an untrimmed pork loin that I purchased a couple of weeks ago.
Most of this week has been spent on breakfast food for my brother. I now have to be sure that he is getting enough protein in the morning for breakfast so have been working on that. He does not eat a lot of things including eggs if he knows he is getting eggs.
Had left over bread from the weekend and lots of eggs I bought when they were on sale for $.99 a dozen so French toast was in order for the freezer.
Made a batch of English Muffins. Love to make them they are so quick and easy, cooked up Canadian Bacon from the freezer and added a slice of cheese he now has a breakfast sandwich in the freezer that goes from the freezer to the microwave real easy.
Am off to town today to buy a container big enough to brine the piece of pork loin I have to make Canada Bacon. This will be a first so should be interesting.
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 (.25 ounce) package active
1/2 cup warm water (110
degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 tablespoons melted
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from
heat. Mix in the sugar, stirring until dissolved. Let cool until lukewarm. In
a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy,
about 10 minutes.
2. In a large bowl, combine the milk, yeast mixture, shortening and 3 cups
flour. Beat until smooth. Add salt and rest of flour, or enough to make a
soft dough. Knead. Place in greased bowl, cover, and let rise.
3. Punch down. Roll out to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut rounds with biscuit
cutter, drinking glass, or empty tuna can. Sprinkle waxed paper with
cornmeal and set the rounds on this to rise. Dust tops of muffins with
cornmeal also. Cover and let rise 1/2 hour.
4. Heat greased griddle. Cook muffins on griddle about 10 minutes on
each side on medium heat. Keep baked muffins in a warm oven until all
have been cooked. Allow to cool and place in plastic bags for storage.
I do make my dough in the bread machine.
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