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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Who eats Grapenuts?

My favorite winter meal is soup and homemade bread. Better yet is soup that's been in the crockpot all day so the smell is permeating the house. Start baking the bread, and the whole house is ready for dinner. It's even better if there's snow on the ground and a fire in the fireplace. But seeing as only God can supply the first and we don't have the latter, most times I have to do without the atmosphere. Thankfully, this week's meal plan has soup scheduled for tonight - and there's still snow on the ground. I guess I could sit in front of Andrew's Mac and light the fireplace app for the full effect. Or not.

Tonight's soup du jour is Vegetable Bean. Mmmm. I can't wait! I know at least one child who will be going to bed with her belly a little on the empty side. Oh well. That's her choice. She just doesn't know what good food is.

And the bread tempting us with its aroma tonight is Grapenuts Bread. You knew there had to be a good use for Grapenuts cereal (other than breaking your teeth), didn't you? A wonderful cook from our previous church brought this to us along with a home cooked meal after the birth of one of the King kids. Sorry I can't remember which one. They all just run together after time. Remembering which kid had just been born is the problem; I remember who made the bread. It was Mary Hange and we're still enjoying Mary's excellent recipe. Be prepared to eat it warm, just out of the oven; it's just not as good the next day. If you think you're going to have any trouble with that, just give us a call; we'll be right over. Not tonight, though, we have just 23 minutes to go for our own loaves. Better get started so you, too, can enjoy it tonight.

Oh, you don't have soup simmering in the crockpot? Nor do you just happen to have Grapenuts on hand? Ah, that's too bad.

Grapenuts Bread

1 c. Grapenuts cereal
2 c. buttermilk
Pour buttermilk over cereal and let sit.

4 c. flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. sugar (I use a little less but don't tell my family)
Mix together and add to the Grapenuts mixture.

2 eggs, slightly beaten
4 tsp. butter or margarine
Mix together and add to the rest of the ingredients.

Put in 2 greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm...I used to love eating Grapenuts cereal. Maybe it was the large amount of sugar I poured on top?!? Sounds like a cozy evening!