Sack Lunch for Field Trip
The monkey's favored lunchtime fare is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, which is followed closely by dairy bar (yogurt, cheese and crackers, fruit) and pot pie. For peanut butter and jelly, we started looking for a bread recipe. I tried converting my Honey Oat Bread, which was a dismal failure. Then we bought a couple of loafs of oatmeal bread from Dee's One Smart Cookie. I really liked it, but the monkey said he didn't when the second loaf arrived home. I gave up for awhile, and started working on sweet breads and breakfast food instead. He had pb & j on oatmeal pancakes and banana bread. Then I read that King Arthur was coming out with a line of gluten free products. I prepared myself to be disappointed in their mixes since most gluten free mixes contain one of the monkey's other allergens. When I pulled up the nutritional information, I actually bounced up and down in my seat. There were things he could have!!! I found the new products at Whole Foods, and a local store as well. I bought the multipurpose and the bread mix. I used the multi-purpose in a Brownie Pudding recipe, and just last night made up the bread. I followed the directions to the letter, and the most fabulous, yeasty smells started coming from my kitchen. I couldn't wait to try it, and had a hard time restraining myself.
I cut the bread open this morning and it was lovely. It sliced nicely, and didn't crumble when I slathered it with peanut butter and Organic Superfruit jam. His Auntie Bubba says that he just couldn't stop eating it at lunch time. I had a slice myself, and it is just as tasty as "regular" bread. The monkey says, "Two thumbs up!"