Iced Peach Tea
Bring 8 cups of water to a boil. Put 4 peach tea bags and 5 big (the kind that are called “family size” or “flow” tea bags) Luzianne or Lipton tea bags in the boiling water and let steep for 5 min. Sweeten with sugar, to taste. We usually do 2/3 of a cup. Pour tea into a gallon pitcher. Add 8 cups of ice water and stir. You can do other flavors by substituting the peach tea bags, for whatever other flavor you like.
Broccoli ~ Cauliflower Salad
1 bunch fresh broccoli, washed, and chopped into little flowerets
1 head cauliflower, washed and chopped
3 to 4 T. chopped red onion (we’ve used regular onion)
2 c. celery, chopped
1 lb. bacon, fried crisp, and crumbled
1 c. hulled sunflower seeds
1 c. raisins
1 1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. vinegar
Combine salad ingredients together in large mixing bowl. Set aside. Combine dressing ingredients together thoroughly. Pour dressing over salad ingredients; stir to blend. Serve chilled. Refrigerate leftovers. Makes about 24 servings. This is enough to feed our family twice : )
Sarah’s Delicious Homemade Bread
makes 8 loaves
This recipe comes from a friend of mine : ) She made this for me once and it was SO good and lighter and fluffier than our bread, so of course I asked her for the recipe : ) I usually only make half a recipe.
4 c. warm water (100 degrees)
1 c. vital wheat gluten
2/3 c. olive oil
4 T. yeast
5 c. unbleached flour
1 c. honey
Mix and let sit for 15 minutes. Then add:
2 T. salt
1/2 t. vitamin C powder
1 c. cold water (optional)
Turn mixer on and add 7 to 10 cups of freshly ground whole wheat flour (I have used not-so-freshly-ground before, and still got pretty good results : ) until it makes a soft, light, firm dough. Pretty much when the dough has just crossed over from being gloppy, to nice soft dough. Divide dough into eight equal portions. Shape into seven loaves, using the eighth one to even out each of the other loaves. Let them rise in a warm oven with the light on, but no heat, for about 1 hour. Bake loaves at 350 degrees for 30 min. or until golden brown on top and hollow sounding. They should feel light for their size.
Tonight, I only made half a recipe, and made one loaf, a pan of rolls, and a pan of cinnamon rolls. If you shape them into rolls, be sure to make them only about the size of a golf ball, because they will really rise!
This recipe is from Kelsey, another friend of mine : ) It is sooo good!
1 stick of butter
1/3 c. apple cider vinegar
2/3 c. lemon juice
2/3 c. Frank’s Red Hot sauce
1 whole chicken, cut into parts (we like to do just several legs and wings)
Melt all together in a sauce pan. Grill chicken, basting all pieces on one side with sauce. Flip. Baste other side and continue in same manner until all the sauce is gone. Once the chicken comes off the grill, melt equal parts of butter and hot sauce (1/2 c. each). You can either pour over the grilled chicken, or let each person put however much they want on their piece. The chicken without the sauce isn’t too hot…just a nice spicy flavor. The extra sauce steps it up a little bit : )
A picture of the finished product(s)