Easy Homemade Sandwich Bread

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 2 Cups Warm water
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1-2 Tbsp oil or room temp. butter
  • 5.5 cups flour

Directions:

Mix yeast, warm water, and honey together in your mixer. Let sit until bubbly.

Add in oil/butter and salt. Then add the flour. Attach dough hook and turn mixer on low. Leave it to do its job. I normally take this time to do dishes or fold laundry. I kind of just keep checking back until it’s the right consistency. Once it pulls away from the sides, I let it knead for a bit. Until it looks like this.

Then I set it out to rest and rise for another round of laundry or dishes. Normally until it has doubled in size.

Before rising.
After rising.

Now I seperate the dough into 2 halves, punch them down, and form them into loaves. Then I set them in an oiled bread pan for the second rise.

They rise for about 30 minutes, or until they fill up the bread pan. Like this

Then bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until golden brown. We make these every week. It’s super easy and super low maintenance. Plus I can adapt this recipe to make other breads.

A little to much rise this time, but it still tastes the same!

I got this recipe from The Hollar Homestead. It is my favorite bread recipe so far! Go check them out on YouTube!

3 Ingredient Sugar Free Lemonade

I love lemonade! However my son’s body doesn’t love the sugar that comes along with it. So we make refreshing sugar free lemonade from home to enjoy on these nice spring days by the pool!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/4 cups lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar substitute
  • 7-8 cups water

So I squeezed enough lemons to make 1 1/4 cups, but I’m sure you could use the kind out of the container and it would work just fine too.

Then I mixed the cup of Splenda with a cup of water and heated it up on the stove until it dissolved.

Next came mixing the syrupy liquid with the lemon juice and adding water to taste. I would add 7 cups of water and taste it, then add more if you want.

Make sure you remove the seeds from the juice before mixing it with the syrup mixture. Also check whatever sugar substitute you are using, because the ratios may be different.

Yes I drink my fresh squeezed lemonade out of old honey mason jars! Doesn’t everyone? I added a few strawberries from our strawberry plants as garnish as well, they just make everything seem prettier!

The best thing about this lemonade is my son approves! He is a picky eater (and drinker) and he doesn’t like sour things. But this lemonade is the perfect amount of sweet with a hint of sour. If you make it, let me know what you think! Also if you have a sugar substitute that you prefer, with a low glycemic index, share that as well! We are always looking for healthier ways to cook for our son.

God Bless

Grace Revival Homestead

3 Ingredient Shredded Chicken Tacos

With homeschool, T1D, and a very rebellious 3 year old; spending a lot of time on dinner is very hard to do. That’s why this recipe is so awesome! Just take these 3 ingredients, throw them into a crockpot, cook while you’re doing whatever you do during the day, and BAM! An incredibly tasty dinner when you’re ready!

Recipe

  1. 3 Boneless skinless Chicken breast
  2. A packet of Taco seasoning
  3. 16 oz can of salsa

Throw all of this into a crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours. That’s it! All done.

Serve with tortillas or in chips for nachos! You can also mix cheese into this recipe and create a cheesy shredded chicken dip. I do this for all of our kids birthday parties!

With All of God’s Blessings

Stephanie Smith