Just say no to the big switcheroo.

My youngest has drank one brand of Organic milk since she was about 16 months old. She is now almost 23 months old. I went grocery shopping this weekend, they didn’t have her normal brand. I was forced to buy something different and wouldn’t you know, that little bugger refuses to drink it.

Which means, she gets to spend lots and lots of time with me, because she flat out refuses to sleep without her milk before bed. I think being exhausted makes me lazy, because I ate a whole bunch of junk food this weekend. Then, on Monday I came down with a bug…I’m sure it was my body revolting against the huge amount of gross food I ate.

However, moms don’t get to be sick and since it’s just me and the kiddos, there’s no time to deal with a bug – even though I could barely move from the couch. Apparently kids need to eat, drink and do a whole bunch of fun stuff, which means I get to cook, bake and take care of them (still fun, just not as much fun as if I was feeling 100%).

Lucky for me, I have a whole bunch of milk that apparently is not going to be drank by my little troll, so I had do figure out something to do with it, but also think of something easy that wasn’t going to take too much function to churn out.

English muffin Pizza with homemade english muffins. I’ve been wanting to make homemade english muffins for a while, but hadn’t gotten around to it. I find it extremely interesting that they are ‘baked’ in a skillet. They are really easy to make, I’m not sure why I haven’t tried before.

English Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup melted shortening
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Scald milk (heat to 185 degrees Fahrenheit) add sugar and stir until dissolved. In a small bowl mix warm water and yeast and let sit for 10 minutes. In a large bowl add All purpose flour, the milk mixture, yeast mixture and shortening. Stir until combine. Add in the bread flour and salt, mix and knead until smooth. Let sit in a warm area for 1 hour to rise.

Punch down and roll out 1/2 inch thick, cut into circles with a cookie/biscuit cutter.

Let rise for 30 minutes under towel.

Grease a skillet and heat to Med/Low. “Bake” english muffins for 12 minutes on each side.

See? Super easy.

Then do whatever you want with them. Put some Jam on them, butter…whatever, sky’s the limit!

To be honest, I was actually going to make a Pad Thai type of thing, but I forgot I was boiling the rice noodles and when I went to check on them it had been 30 minutes. Being sick stinks…good thing I have two packages, I’ll try again tomorrow.

I was eating a cookie and took a sip of the milk I had bought for my youngest. No wonder she didn’t like it, it’s gross! *Sigh* That teaches me for switching things around on her….

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