The Survival Mom » Food http://thesurvivalmom.com Helping moms worry less & enjoy life! Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:08:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Try it Today! Diatomaceous earth for controlling pests http://thesurvivalmom.com/try-today-diatomaceous-earth-controlling-pests/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=try-today-diatomaceous-earth-controlling-pests http://thesurvivalmom.com/try-today-diatomaceous-earth-controlling-pests/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:53:57 +0000 http://thesurvivalmom.com/?p=13601 Well, it’s Sunday again, and chances are you have a bit of free time on your hands. Why not learn about food-grade diatomaceous earth and head over to the local garden center or shop online at Earth Easy to pick Read More

The post Try it Today! Diatomaceous earth for controlling pests by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>

Well, it’s Sunday again, and chances are you have a bit of free time on your hands. Why not learn about food-grade diatomaceous earth and head over to the local garden center or shop online at Earth Easy to pick up a bag?

Why diatomaceous earth? (DE)

image of diatom by Derek Keats

image of diatom by Derek Keats

A multitude of Americans is becoming more and more aware of the chemicals and other potentially dangerous ingredients in the food we eat, household cleaners and products we use to maintain our gardens and control pests. We’re trying to eliminate these products from our lives with more natural, less toxic products.

That’s where DE comes in. It’s non-toxic and all-natural, made from the fossilized remains of diatoms, an ancient algae.

For insect control, when bugs of all types wander through DE, it clings to their bodies and acts like a sort of dehydrator, drying up the insect’s body until it falls over dead. This usually takes around 48 hours.

DE can be used both indoors and outdoors. Does your dog have fleas? Then rub a bit of diatomaceous earth into her fur. If she has a case of parasites, mix a small amount of DE into her food for 3 or 4 days until the worms are eliminated.

For use inside your home, place shallow containers of DE in crawl spaces, in the attic, on windowsills, behind the refrigerator, or anywhere else you find insects. In just a matter of days, those insects will disappear.

Sprinkle DE around the outside of your home, especially where plants grow close to your foundation. If ants are a problem, and this includes the infamous fire ant, sprinkle DE directly on the ant hills where it will be tracked into the colony. Suddenly, ants will no longer be an issue without the use of toxic insecticides.

Keep in mind that DE will kill beneficial insects as well as the ones you want to be rid of. That would include friendly ladybugs and earthworms that you want in your garden.

Ridding pests in your food storage

Want to keep pests out of those bags and buckets of food? Simply mix it in with your wheat, rice, oats, etc., using about a cup of food-grade diatomaceous earth for a 5 or 6-gallon bucket of food. Leave enough head room at the top of the bucket or bag so you can shake the container, making sure the DE is thoroughly dispersed.

At the same time, lightly sprinkle DE around the baseboards of your pantry room and at the base of any outdoor windows. Pests aren’t welcome anywhere near our food, right?

DE for human consumption?

Some people ingest DE as a de-toxifer and claim that it’s beneficial to bones, skin, nails, and hair because it contains silica. A teaspoon added to juice, water, or a smoothie makes it more palatable. Since DE isn’t regulated by the FDA, there aren’t any official claims of its health benefits to humans, but there are plenty of positive testimonials you can read online.

All in all, DE is worth having around the house as a non-toxic, multi-purpose product that I recommend.

WARNING: Do not use the DE intended for use in a swimming pool filter. Buy the food-grade DE, even if you aren’t planning on using it in food that is stored.

 

*Earth Easy provided a bag of diatomaceous earth as a sample. I’ve linked to their DE product, Insect Dust, since it’s the brand that I’ve used and because everything I’ve purchased from Earth Easy has consistently been high quality.

This post includes affiliate links. Thanks for helping support The Survival Mom with your purchases.

 

 

© 2014, The Survival Mom. All rights reserved.

The post Try it Today! Diatomaceous earth for controlling pests by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>
http://thesurvivalmom.com/try-today-diatomaceous-earth-controlling-pests/feed/ 10
Try it Today! 5-Minute Strawberry Jam http://thesurvivalmom.com/try-today-5-minute-strawberry-jam/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=try-today-5-minute-strawberry-jam http://thesurvivalmom.com/try-today-5-minute-strawberry-jam/#comments Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:53:25 +0000 http://thesurvivalmom.com/?p=13392 If you and your family rely on jellies and jams, I’ve found that store-bought versions definitely have a shelf life when it comes to long-term storage. I’ve found that over time, these become discolored and unappetizing to use. It’s a Read More

The post Try it Today! 5-Minute Strawberry Jam by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>

If you and your family rely on jellies and jams, I’ve found that store-bought versions definitely have a shelf life when it comes to long-term storage. I’ve found that over time, these become discolored and unappetizing to use. It’s a much smarter strategy to have the ingredients on hand to make homemade versions of your favorite flavors, but even then, fresh fruit might be hard to come by at times.

strawberry jamIf you’re storing sugar, long-term, you’re almost ready to make this super-quick homemade jam/fruit spread and with this recipe, you can serve up a sweet and fruity treat in a matter of minutes.

You’ll need:

1/3 c. sugar, or to taste

2 T. Augason Farms Ultimate Gel

1 1/2 c. freeze-dried fruit. I used Augason Farms Sliced Freeze-Dried Strawberries

Cover the fruit with cool water and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Drain half the water, and then slowly add the sugar, stirring until it’s dissolved. Add the Ultimate Gel, a little at a time, stirring to avoid any lumps.

If you want your jam to be thinner, add a bit more water. Store in a canning jar in the refrigerator.

TIPS

  • You can use other types of fruit and more or less sugar, depending on your personal preference.
  • Try adding a bit of lemon or orange zest for more flavor.
  • A little Ultimate Gel goes a long way and can also be used as a thickener with fruit pies.
  • If the finished product isn’t fruity enough for you, soften another 1/3 to 1/2 cup of fruit for a few minutes, drain most of the water, and then add to the jam.
  • Freeze-dried fruit can be found at Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Winco, among others. They’re also available on Amazon and directly through food storage companies, such as Augason Farms.
  • If you want a smaller amount, say just for tonight’s dessert over ice cream, use these amounts: 3/4 c. freeze dried fruit, 1/4 c. sugar (you can always add more), 1 T. Ultimate Gel
  • Freeze dried fruit can become chewy once the can is open and there’s humidity in the air. That doesn’t affect the flavor, but you can avoid that by pouring the fruit into canning jars with tightly fitted lids. There’s no need to add an oxygen absorber unless you’ll be storing the fruit for six months or more. You can also store the leftover fruit in vacuum packed bags or jars using a Food Saver. Watch this video demonstration to see how easy this is:

 

 

© 2014, The Survival Mom. All rights reserved.

The post Try it Today! 5-Minute Strawberry Jam by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>
http://thesurvivalmom.com/try-today-5-minute-strawberry-jam/feed/ 1
30 Things to do with peaches http://thesurvivalmom.com/15-things-peaches/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=15-things-peaches http://thesurvivalmom.com/15-things-peaches/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://thesurvivalmom.com/?p=13203 Summer will be here before we know it, and with it will come all the summer fruits – like peaches! Peaches have great antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, they’re full of fiber, and they can even help prevent ailments from digestive Read More

The post 30 Things to do with peaches by Brenda appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>

Summer will be here before we know it, and with it will come all the summer fruits – like peaches! Peaches have great antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, they’re full of fiber, and they can even help prevent ailments from digestive issues to certain kinds of cancer!

Things to Do with Peaches

Here are 30 different ways you can use peaches with links to recipes:

1. Peach lemonade

2. Peach salsa

3. Peach butter

4. Peach ice cream

5. Peach pancakes

6. Grilled peaches

7. Curried peach sauce

8. Peach cobbler

9. Peach chipotle BBQ sauce

10. Peach spinach salad

11. Peach fruit leather

12. Peach preserves

13. Peach muffins

14. Dehydrated peaches

15. Canned peaches

16. Chilled peach soup

17. Peach pound cake

18. Peach smoothie

19. Pickled peaches

20. Peach caprese

21. Peach mustard sauce

22. Peach meatloaf

23. Peach stir fry

24. Peach jam or jelly

25. Peach drop cookies

26. Peach crumble bars

27. Peach pie filling

28. Peach and brie quesadillas

29. Peach and tomato salad

30. Peach and prosciutto pizza

© 2014, Brenda. All rights reserved.

The post 30 Things to do with peaches by Brenda appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>
http://thesurvivalmom.com/15-things-peaches/feed/ 2
March Madness Thrive Life sale! Up to 50% off! http://thesurvivalmom.com/march-madness-thrive-life-sale-50/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=march-madness-thrive-life-sale-50 http://thesurvivalmom.com/march-madness-thrive-life-sale-50/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://thesurvivalmom.com/?p=13242 I’ve been an independent consultant with Thrive Life ever since I discovered from various taste tests, that their foods are among the very best in the “survival food” industry. The fact is, their foods are designed not just for food Read More

The post March Madness Thrive Life sale! Up to 50% off! by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>

SurvivalMom_ThriveWebAd_rev1I’ve been an independent consultant with Thrive Life ever since I discovered from various taste tests, that their foods are among the very best in the “survival food” industry.

The fact is, their foods are designed not just for food storage but for everyday cooking. I regularly use their freeze dried mushrooms (they look fresher than fresh), strawberries, and multiple veggies in my cooking. I just started using their herbs and sauce mixes.

Freeze dried and commercially dehydrated foods hold most all their nutrients but have the advantage of remaining fresh, even months after a can being opened. (I’ve found that humidity is the biggest issue with some of these foods, so be sure to store opened cans in a dry area.)

From March 18-25, cases of their foods are discounted up to 50% off while supplies last. This discount applies to all #10 can 6-packs and pantry-sized 10-packs. Click here for a better graphic of the sale flyer and here to start shopping.

Marchmadness

 

© 2014, The Survival Mom. All rights reserved.

The post March Madness Thrive Life sale! Up to 50% off! by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>
http://thesurvivalmom.com/march-madness-thrive-life-sale-50/feed/ 0
27 Things You can Do with Apples http://thesurvivalmom.com/27-things-you-can-do-with-apples/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=27-things-you-can-do-with-apples http://thesurvivalmom.com/27-things-you-can-do-with-apples/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:20:42 +0000 http://thesurvivalmom.com/?p=7769 This is an older post but one with several broken links. We’ve reviewed the list and updated it. Enjoy! Got apples?  If you’ve got apples, you’ve got the basic ingredient for more than a dozen delicious foods.  Apples are one Read More

The post 27 Things You can Do with Apples by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>

image by madlyinlovewithlife

This is an older post but one with several broken links. We’ve reviewed the list and updated it. Enjoy!

Got apples?  If you’ve got apples, you’ve got the basic ingredient for more than a dozen delicious foods.  Apples are one of God’s best blessings to humanity because they’re a great combination of fiber, nutrients, and delicious!

Here are 27 ways to put apples to work, along with a lot of great recipe links!

  1. Apple butter
  2. Pies
  3. Home-canned apple pie filling
  4. Fruit leather
  5. Apple sauce
  6. My Mom’s Apple Kuchen
  7. Apple jelly
  8. Fried apples
  9. Apple pancakes
  10. Dehydrated apple slices
  11. Apple chutney
  12. Baked apples
  13. Cheesecake
  14. Apple juice
  15. Apple pectin
  16. Plant apple trees
  17. Apple cider vinegar
  18. Apple crisp or Cobbler
  19. Apple turnovers
  20. Apple cider
  21. Apple strudel
  22. Plain apple slices, canned
  23. Caramel apple jam
  24. Apple cake
  25. Spiced apple bread
  26. Apple fritters
  27. Indian Relish

Have an apple recipe of your own to share?  Email it to me, lisa@thesurvivalmom.com, and I’ll add it to the list!  Thanks!!

© 2014, The Survival Mom. All rights reserved.

The post 27 Things You can Do with Apples by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>
http://thesurvivalmom.com/27-things-you-can-do-with-apples/feed/ 15
Try it Today! Black Bean Brownies http://thesurvivalmom.com/try-today-black-bean-brownies-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=try-today-black-bean-brownies-2 http://thesurvivalmom.com/try-today-black-bean-brownies-2/#comments Sun, 16 Mar 2014 17:31:57 +0000 http://thesurvivalmom.com/?p=13306 Today is Sunday, and there’s a good chance you might have a little bit of spare time on your hands. This article is the first in a series, “Try it today!”, which will be posted each Sunday morning. It’s our Read More

The post Try it Today! Black Bean Brownies by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>

These are NOT the brownies I made. I accidentally took a video, not a photo and now the brownies are almost gone.  image by jespahjoy

Today is Sunday, and there’s a good chance you might have a little bit of spare time on your hands. This article is the first in a series, “Try it today!”, which will be posted each Sunday morning. It’s our little way of nudging you to try something new.

Each week it will be a simple recipe or craft that relates to preparedness. This week it’s a sneaky way of incorporating high fiber, nutritious beans in a dessert we all love: brownies.

I used Augason Farms brownie mix. Here’s the recipe direct from Augason Farms.

3 1/2 cups Augason Farms Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
1 1/2 cups Augason Farms Black Turtle Beans, cooked
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (if desired)

Puree beans and water until well blended. Add brownie mix to puree and mix. Bake at 375°F for about 20 min in 9×9” greased pan. Frost and top with nuts if desired. (Can add more water if mix seems to dry.)

I didn’t have time to cook the beans from scratch, so we used 1 1/2 cans of black beans. Pinto beans, believe it or not, work well, too.

Pureeing the beans and water is a key step, otherwise you’re going to end up with small pieces of the outer covering of the bean in your brownies. Sharp-eyed kids might notice and start asking questions. No one in my family could taste any difference between these brownies and the recipe I usually use, so slipping black or pinto beans into a brownie recipe is a pretty effective way of either using up extra beans or adding more nutrients to a sweet treat.

One thing I didn’t try was adding beans to either a homemade, from-scratch recipe or the boxed mixes found in grocery stores. However, I came across a couple of other recipes in case you don’t have the Augason Farms mix.

Black Bean Brownies

Healthy Brownies with a secret ingredient

It seems as though you don’t have to adjust any of the other ingredients called for in the recipe. Just add your pureed beans, and that’s that.

Have you made a version of Black Bean Brownies?

© 2014, The Survival Mom. All rights reserved.

The post Try it Today! Black Bean Brownies by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>
http://thesurvivalmom.com/try-today-black-bean-brownies-2/feed/ 0
Start dehydrating your own foods with this GIVEAWAY! An Excalibur dehydrator! http://thesurvivalmom.com/start-dehydrating-foods-giveaway-excalibur-dehydrator/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=start-dehydrating-foods-giveaway-excalibur-dehydrator http://thesurvivalmom.com/start-dehydrating-foods-giveaway-excalibur-dehydrator/#comments Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:00:05 +0000 http://thesurvivalmom.com/?p=12893 Years ago I began learning how to dehydrate my own food. I loved being able to buy fresh produce in bulk, wash and cut it up, and then dehydrate it for long-term storage. I bought my original dehydrator on Craigslist Read More

The post Start dehydrating your own foods with this GIVEAWAY! An Excalibur dehydrator! by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>

Years ago I began learning how to dehydrate my own food. I loved being able to buy fresh produce in bulk, wash and cut it up, and then dehydrate it for long-term storage.

I bought my original dehydrator on Craigslist for about $35 and it’s chugging along just fine, but today YOU have a chance to win the dream dehydrator of most every Survival Mom: an Excalibur!

A group of  bloggers decided to pool our money to host this giveaway for our awesome followers and readers. With spring right around the corner and so many are planning, or have already planted their gardens, we thought an Excalibur Dehydrator would be just the right item for our giveaway.

Please let us know what food you would really like to learn how to dehydrate. Please enter today, and good luck to all of you! What better way to be prepared for the unexpected than by learning to dehydrate food we grow in our gardens.

Excalibur 3900 Dehydrator 1Here are the bloggers/websites involved in this fantastic Excalibur Giveaway:

1. Whole New Mom
2. Food Storage Moms
3. Home Ready Home
4. Common Sense Homesteading
5. Food Storage And Survival
6. The Survival Mom
7. Simply Canning
8. Prepared Housewives
9. Geek Prepper
10. The Backyard Pioneer
11. Survival For Blondes
We will need to keep this giveaway limited to the US (48 contingent states) because of the shipping expense.
This giveaway is not sponsored by ExcaliburDehydrator.com, Facebook or Pinterest. The Excalibur Dehydrator will be very similar to the picture shown. A FREE Dehydrating Book is included in the giveaway.
Giveaway ends on January 23, 2014, at 8 p.m. MT. The winner will be selected at random and notified within 48 hours. You MUST respond to that winning email or your prize will be forfeited, and we don’t want that to happen!

© 2014, The Survival Mom. All rights reserved.

The post Start dehydrating your own foods with this GIVEAWAY! An Excalibur dehydrator! by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>
http://thesurvivalmom.com/start-dehydrating-foods-giveaway-excalibur-dehydrator/feed/ 29
Easy 5-Ingredient Crock Pot Chili http://thesurvivalmom.com/easy-5-ingredient-crock-pop-chili/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=easy-5-ingredient-crock-pop-chili http://thesurvivalmom.com/easy-5-ingredient-crock-pop-chili/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:43:21 +0000 http://thesurvivalmom.com/?p=12722 This recipe was one of the most popular  this year on Kristi Stone’s blog The Mind to Homestead. Listen to Kristi’s weekly podcast on The Survival Mom Radio Network for more great recipes and homesteading tips. It’s going to be Read More

The post Easy 5-Ingredient Crock Pot Chili by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>

This recipe was one of the most popular  this year on Kristi Stone’s blog The Mind to Homestead. Listen to Kristi’s weekly podcast on The Survival Mom Radio Network for more great recipes and homesteading tips.

chiliIt’s going to be a busy day and you won’t have time to cook at the end of the day. Instead of ordering pizza or getting take out, why not consider a crock pot meal? With a small bit of preparation you can have a healthy meal ready for your family right when you walk in the door.

We’ve been using this recipe for ages and have loved it for almost as long (after all the tweaks). We’ve finally settled on a basic recipe which can be varied depending on what is on hand. Generally, we only change the meat, or the form that the tomato sauce and chilies are added, but it’s pretty much the same each time.

Easy 5 Ingredient Crock Pot Chili Recipe

  • 1-2 pints of canned ground beef OR 1.5 lbs browned ground beef
  • 2 quarts of home-canned beans OR 8 cups cooked pinto beans
  • 1/4-1/2 cup chili seasoning mix, or Lawry’s taco seasoning, to taste (Lawry’s can be salty, so keep that in mind)
  • 15 oz tomato sauce + 1 half pint of home-canned jalapenos OR 2 cans RoTel
  • Water, for thinner consistency

Add all ingredients to crockpot and cook on low for 4 hours. If you are putting this meal on before work or an all-day outing, add a more water to your ingredients so your chili doesn’t burn to the edges or bottom of your crockpot.

Top with grated cheddar, sour cream, fresh tomato, fresh onion, or serve over corn bread.

What else do you put in your chili recipe?

© 2013, The Survival Mom. All rights reserved.

The post Easy 5-Ingredient Crock Pot Chili by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>
http://thesurvivalmom.com/easy-5-ingredient-crock-pop-chili/feed/ 9
Turkey Day Recipe Round-Up: Post yours’ here! http://thesurvivalmom.com/turkey-day-recipe-round-post/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=turkey-day-recipe-round-post http://thesurvivalmom.com/turkey-day-recipe-round-post/#comments Wed, 27 Nov 2013 02:30:30 +0000 http://thesurvivalmom.com/?p=12680 You and your family probably look forward all year to that one special recipe you enjoy only on Thanksgiving. My family is no different. I have always loved my mom’s cranberry jell-o mold. Honest! Dig out that recipe and post Read More

The post Turkey Day Recipe Round-Up: Post yours’ here! by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>
image by bennthewolfe

image by bennthewolfe

You and your family probably look forward all year to that one special recipe you enjoy only on Thanksgiving. My family is no different. I have always loved my mom’s cranberry jell-o mold. Honest!

Dig out that recipe and post it in the comment section for everyone to enjoy!

I’ll post mine, too!

 

© 2013, The Survival Mom. All rights reserved.

The post Turkey Day Recipe Round-Up: Post yours’ here! by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>
http://thesurvivalmom.com/turkey-day-recipe-round-post/feed/ 6
Just in time for the holidays: Homemade 100% Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls http://thesurvivalmom.com/just-time-holidays-homemade-100-whole-wheat-dinner-rolls/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=just-time-holidays-homemade-100-whole-wheat-dinner-rolls http://thesurvivalmom.com/just-time-holidays-homemade-100-whole-wheat-dinner-rolls/#comments Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:51:57 +0000 http://thesurvivalmom.com/?p=12675 This recipe comes courtesy of Charley Cooke, host of Cooke’s Frontier where she shares a delicious new recipe each week.She posts delicious recipes on her blog, Cooke’s Frontier. Tall, fluffy and light- not usually words you associate with whole wheat Read More

The post Just in time for the holidays: Homemade 100% Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>

This recipe comes courtesy of Charley Cooke, host of Cooke’s Frontier where she shares a delicious new recipe each week.She posts delicious recipes on her blog, Cooke’s Frontier.

DSC_0001Tall, fluffy and light- not usually words you associate with whole wheat right? Well, these rolls are all of those things and more! They are made with 100% whole wheat, get a little sweetness from honey and richness from eggs and milk. All in all, the perfect roll.

To start making these, I milled some white wheat berries in my grain mill and creamed some milk. Such a hard life I live with all of this good food around me! I looked the recipe over and although it originally called for being made in a stand mixer, I decided to try it out in my bread machine. Success!! My Kitchen Aid is on the fritz so being able to make these in the bread machine was an especially good thing.

I found the recipe on An Oregon Cottage and it’s a keeper. I can’t wait to serve these up with our tomato soup tonight! My family loves them and I am confident that you family will too.

100% Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

  • 2 Tablespoons yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk or buttermilk
  • 4 1/2 to 5 cups whole wheat flour (hard white wheat or hard red wheat both work great)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
In the bowl of your bread machine, add the water, yeast and honey. Let it bubble up and get foamy. Add in the milk, eggs and butter. Put the 4 1/2 cups of flour and salt on top of that and turn it onto the “dough” setting.
DSC_0002Keep an eye on the dough while it mixes, this will be a softer dough. You should be able to touch it and not have it stick to your finger, but feel tacky. Add in a little more flour if your dough it too soft and just a sticky blob. It will form a ball when it’s just right.
Let the bread machine do the work of mixing and raising.
Grease a 9×13 inch pan and lightly dust your counter with flour. Plop the dough onto the floured counter and pat it out into a rectangle. Cut the dough into 24 even pieces and shape into a ball. I like to place the dough on the counter, cup my hand over the top and roll it in small, quick circles until it makes a smooth ball.
Place the roll into the pan 4 across and 6 down until you have a pan filled with rolls. Cover with a towel and let raise for 1 hour. Heat the oven to 350 degrees and bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes, or until nicely golden and make a hollow sound when tapped. Remove from the oven and butter those tops! Let cool and enjoy.

© 2013, The Survival Mom. All rights reserved.

The post Just in time for the holidays: Homemade 100% Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

]]>
http://thesurvivalmom.com/just-time-holidays-homemade-100-whole-wheat-dinner-rolls/feed/ 4