Category Archives: Meal ideas

Did you say BREAD?

Yes. Yes I did! A loaf of bread that impressed Tripp and I both πŸ™‚

I will admit, when we want bread, I typically would just buy a loaf at the grocery store. The freezer section has some pretty solid choices. But making your own, well, it just tastes better! And Tripp LOVES helping in the kitchen, so he really thought it was cool when we got to use the KitchenAid mixer πŸ™‚ Something that isn’t used everyday around here.

We started by whipping the egg whites. I think this was the coolest part for Tripp (and the only part I could keep his fingers out of the batter!!). Seeing me separate the eggs then watching the egg whites turn into fluffy white peaks, really impressed him. I can’t wait until we have some hens to go get eggs from! Tripp and I chatted about that (his love/obsession with building chicken coops… off the charts) at one point while we were waiting for the loaf to bake. Hardest part!

Here is the recipe–>Β Against All Grain’s bread recipeΒ or you can find it in her cookbook, Meals Made Simple.

Our favorite way to use this bread was for breakfast with a fried egg on top πŸ™‚ We also enjoyed some tuna salad on it too. Tripp isn’t a total bread fan (never really had it as part of every meal, so doesn’t get as pumped as I do ha!), but he loves it for breakfast here and there with LOTS of butter.

Do you have a favorite grain-free or gluten-free bread? Do you make your own or buy it?

Honey Poppyseed Salad

Ive been on a salad kick lately. Mainly for lunch, but this one snuck in for dinner.

Tessemae's dressings are a HUGE favorite around here. I actually scored the avocado ranch today, on sale at Kroger!

This salad came together fast… here are the components:

  • Roasted chicken thigh
  • Raw baby carrots, sliced
  • Raw radishes, sliced
  • Raw cucumbers, sliced
  • Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • Honey Poppyseed dressing, Tessemae's
  • Optional… a couple of crackers broken on top (real life, I just had 2 in the bag and hated to leave them haha)

Y'all have any go-to salad combinations? Or dressings? Please share!