Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Grandma's Homemade Bread

This recipe is from Sean's mom. My kids love it. Good thing it makes 5 loaves because 2 of them always disappear immediately out of the oven.

1/2 c. warm water
1/2 tsp. sugar
2 T yeast
Soften yeast in warm water. Sprinkle sugar on top.
2/3 c. sugar
5 c. hot water
1 c. dry milk
2/3 c. oil
5 tsp salt
14-16 c. flour
Mix water, salt, sugar, oil and millk. Add 8 c. flour. Mix well. Add yeast mixture. Mix well. Let set 10 minutes. Add remaining flour and knead until not sticky and sides of bowl are clean. Let rise for 1 hour. Form into 5 loaves. Spray pans with cooking spray. Let rise in pans for 20 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Remove from pans and rub tops with butter.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Spaghetti Sauce

1/2 medium chopped onion
2 lbs ground beef
6 links italian sausage
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp sage
1 tsp garlic powder
3 whole bay leaves
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
3 T parsley flakes
1 gallon tomato sauce

Cut sausage into 1 “ pieces. Brown in large pan along with onion and ground beef. Drain. Add all other ingredients. Stir. Bring to a boil. Turn heat down and simmer for at least 3 hours. The longer it simmers, the better it tastes. Stir occasionally. Serve over your favorite pasta or use for lasagna. Freezes well. Makes a large batch.