Gluten Free Bread, New Food Processor, Keeping It Real, and More {Everyday Adventures 58}

Once again I am sharing a little bit of everything for Everyday Adventures.

Food Processor

Last week my 15 year old Kitchen Aid food processor broke. It has not worked well and has been a bit of a pain to use for at least 6 months, so it was no surprise when it totally went out last week.

I know a lot of people could care less about having a food processor, but I loved mine and used it all the time. The one that went out was a large Kitchen Aid food processor. It was expensive when I bought it, but it lasted 15 years, so I totally got my money’s worth out of it.

After doing some research and talking to other people I decided to replace it with a Cuisinart. I got one of the higher end larger models. I hope it was worth it and that it will last a long time. We will have to wait and see.

What do you all think? Was Cuisinart a good choice for a food processor?

GF Bread

I have always loved making bread, but I don’t always take the time to do it. Last Saturday we had soup for dinner. My daughter asked if she could make gluten free bread to go with it. I was not about to turn down that offer and told her to go right ahead.

She used my light and fluffy gluten free bread recipe and it turned out great. We ate the loaf in less than 24 hours. That is how much we enjoy my gluten free bread recipe. Gluten free eating can be easy and delicious!

Soup

The last few Saturdays I have doubled our dinner so that we had plenty of leftovers for Sunday. I have loved taking Sunday night off from cooking. I am not sure this will work every weekend, but when I can I think I am going to start doing this. It makes Sunday evening much more relaxing and enjoyable.

Reading Pile

This is what was in my reading pile this week. (Those are affiliate links below)

My daughter got me the book A Thousand Miles to Freedom: My Escape from North Korea for Christmas. She fully admitted that she not only thought I would enjoy reading it, but that she also wanted to read it. So far both my daughters and I have all read and enjoyed it.

The book shares a lot about North Korea that you do not often hear about. And it is one of those books that makes you truly appreciate living in a free country like the United States. The book was translated into English, so if you are a grammar geek like my oldest daughter, some parts of the book might annoy you. I did not think it was bad, but you can definitely tell it was not originally written in English.

My sister kept telling me about the book Measure of a Man: From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents’ Tailor and I was finally able to find a used copy of it. I really enjoyed this book. It was not my favorite WWII book, but it was definitely worth reading. It is another one of those books that makes you truly appreciate living in the United States. It is a great story of what you can do and become if you set your mind to it.

And I have a cookbook in this week’s reading pile. I was really good about not buying cookbooks last year, but when I saw The Complete Cook’s Country TV Show Cookbook after the holidays, I decided to buy it. I love Cook’s Country cookbooks and this one does not disappoint. I have already tried a recipe from it and plan to share it for one of my Cooking Through My Collection posts soon.

Baked Oatmeal

This is what happens when your daughter is in charge of Sunday morning breakfast. She asked everyone what kind of baked oatmeal they wanted. All three kids wanted something chocolate. My husband wanted anything that was not chocolate. She solved that problem, by sprinkling chocolate chips on top of about 2/3 of each pan. She told my husband that he could eat the non chocolate parts. It was not the prettiest of baked oatmeals, but it worked and everyone was happy. Just keeping it real for you. :-)

Back of my fridgeAnd speaking of keeping it real…..I found this in my fridge the other day. Yes it is January 2016 and that says September 16, 2015.

How in the world do things like this hide in the back of refrigerators. I know I have cleaned out my fridge multiple times in the last three months. Please tell me that I am not the only one that has some scary stuff that occasionally shows up in the back of the fridge.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures

Comments

  1. My Kitchen Aid is at least eighteen years and is still working fine, but what I don’t love about it is that food can and does escape where the bowl joins the spindle on the processor base. Food also has a tendency to jam in the lid which makes grating cheese annoying. Lots of cleaning with that. I want to replace mine with a processor that has an adjustable slicing option, and that doesn’t lose food out the bottom, or smash it at the top. Other than those common complaints, I have liked the Kitchen Aid and used it at least once a day. Does your Cuisinart solve those problems, and does it have an adjustable slicing option? Thanks for posting the bread and roll recipes. I am tired of paying out the nose for an inedible loaf that needs to be toasted. I made the whole grain roll recipe from the America’s Test Kitcchen second gluten free cookbook. My family did not care for it at all. It was easy dough to work with, but in the end reminded me more,of a rye muffin than a roll. It was a lot like a low carb bun than a roll, so it didn’t work for us. In general I like their glen free recipes and the work behind it, but I appreciate tried and true recipes from bloggers more when it comes to gluten free. I use your recipes a lot and these two recipes will be on the schedule for the weekend. Can’t wait to try them.

    • I agree with you on the Kitchen Aid. Liquid especially would leak out and I also had the same issue on things jamming in the lid. Those were two things about my old one I did not like. I have not used it enough yet to know if this one is better. The design looks like it will be better for those two things though. The new one does have an adjustable slicing option which I think I am going to love. I will try to do an update about what I do and don’t like on the new one after I have used it for awhile. I hope you enjoy the bread!

  2. I have an old GE food processor I gave my parents for their anniversary in the 80’s. I caught them selling it at a garage sale in the 90’s, in nearly new condition, and asked for it and my dad was happy give it to me. I remember saving my allowance money to purchase them the gift but my point is it still works great. I use it to make pie crust, homemade nut butter, grind venison into hamburger, oat flour, etc. I definitely got my money’s worth but I have thought about replacing it but I have read about how so many of them inexpensive or expensive fail after a few years. I hope you give us an update next year to see how it has performed through the year.

    • I will try to give an update. After I use it for awhile I will probably do a post on the features etc., but I agree often the best review of an appliance is after a year or two of use.

  3. LOL! My fridge has the freezer on the bottom, so the top shelf is over my head. I shudder to think what might be lurking way in the back up there. :-)

    Your soup looks amazing. What recipe is that?

    • It is a new recipe that was going to be for my Cooking Through My Collection series, but I ended up changing it so much that it was not really the original recipe at all. I took photos of it and will try to share it soon.

  4. Ah yes, the refrigerator gloss-over. You see something so many times it just starts to become part of the refrigerator. It happens to the best of us!

  5. Your sister gave me that book, The Measure of a Man, to read. It was a little bit self-patronizing, but nonetheless was a good & worthwhile read!

  6. Heh. While we are being honest about the fridge, I’ll admit I’ve been avoiding cleaning it the last couple of days. I SHOULD, I know that, but then I know I’ll inevitably have to throw away a few things and throwing away food really bugs me anymore. Stupid, I know, but true. It’s on the agenda for tomorrow…I just hope nothing is moving on it’s own yet *laugh*.

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