Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich in the World

One of our favorite meals to have right after baking 'The Best Bread in the World' is grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup.  

The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich in the World

two slices of 'The Best Bread in the World' (recipe below)
some shredded cheddar cheese 
a slice of cheddar cheese

Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.  With the buttered sides of the bread on the outside place the slice of cheddar cheese in between the two slices of bread.  Place the cheese sandwich on a grill or frying pan and turn the stove on to medium heat.  Then put a small handful of shredded cheddar cheese on the grill or frying pan with the cheese sandwich.  The shredded cheddar cheese with start to cook, you will want to move the sandwich around to let the shredded cheese attach to the bread.  The shredded cheese adds a crispy, tasty texture to the grilled sandwich.  Enjoy! 

The Best Bread in the World

2 1/3 c. boiling water
1 c. oatmeal (uncooked)
1/3 c. warm water
2 tbsp. yeast
little bit of sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. honey 
2 tbsp. butter (soft) 
5-6 c. mixed flour (whole wheat, white wheat or unbleached)

Pour boiling water over oats and let stand until soft. Soak yeast
in warm water. Add a little sugar to yeast and water. Add butter, 
salt and honey. Gradually add flour, until it pulls away from the
bowl. Cover and let rise 1/2 hour. Shape dough. Let rise 1/2 
hour. Bake 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Brush tops with butter
while warm. 

I usually cover the dough with a damp cloth and where it says to shape the dough in the instructions, is where I shape and place them into the bread pans. I do not ever get up to baking the bread for 35- 40 minutes. My bread is usually done around 30 minutes so you might want to watch your bread for the first time to see how long it takes to cook in your oven.

(This recipe was orginally by Jane Giles but I have made a few modifications)

Yeast, water and sugar put together.

Oatmeal soaking in boiling water.

Oatmeal and boiling water poured into mixing bowl with a couple of cups of flour.  

Finished bread dough.

Delicious moist bread ready to eat.

Peanut Butter and Jam Toast

In our family we find this bread phenomenal for a slice of peanut butter and jam toast.  A taste to die for that you will be coming back for more.

I really like to use Trader Joes Crunchy Unsalted Peanut Butter with Polaner All Fruit Spread which is sweetened only with fruit and fruit juice.  It also tastes great with a big glass of milk.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Citrus Roasted Salmon

Raw salmon to start out with.

Here I have the citrus sauce mixed up together with ingredients showing.

Salmon simmering in the citrus sauce.

Delicious citrus roasted salmon over brown rice with mozzarella cheese veggies and orange slices. This salmon recipe is a favorite meals of ours.

Citrus Roasted Salmon (spicy)

2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
2 Tbsp. honey
4 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
1 cup orange juice
2 salmon fillets

Mix all the ingredients together expect for the salmon in a bowl. Cut a few slits on one side of the salmon and while grilling the salmon pour a little bit of the sauce over top. Boil the rest of the sauce in a sauce pan to let thicken up. Once the salmon is almost all the way cooked through, pour the rest of the sauce onto salmon in pan. Finish grilling salmon and serve the salmon with sauce over rice. (You could also use chicken instead of salmon in this recipe.)

I received this recipe from Amy Parkin, a church friend in New York, but I have decreased the amount of salmon to double the sauce amount because it is so tasty. The recipe normally called for 4 salmon fillets.