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Time Management Bread, something we all need in our kitchen!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

We have enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday with family, stocked the freezer with delicious Turkey Soup and are in the middle of winter wind and rain here on the peninsula. And while I have all the time in the world to make my standard yeast bread, this one with beer, caught my eye.

To be honest, I love the name, and who doesn't need a little kitchen time management from time to time?

So for the busy days ahead (or anytime really!) Stir this up, pop it in the oven and relax a bit. When you top the loaf with the melted butter, heat up some soup or stew you had stashed away in the freezer for just a day like today.

Plus look at that recipe, who does not like the multiples of 3...recipes like this always seem to work.

With a delicious bread this easy, that my friends, is time management!

"Time Management Bread", whole grain beer bread, delicious!
"Time Management Bread", whole grain beer bread, delicious!

Time Management Bread
adapted from: Easy Beans
375-degree oven

3 c self-rising flour - you may find our recipe for whole grain self-rising flour here. 
3 T sugar
1 12oz can or bottle beer, room temp
3 T melted butter
"Time Management Bread", whole grain beer bread, delicious!

Stir together flour and sugar, add beer and beat 60 strokes with a wooden spoon (you will want to count, it is more than you will think, while in the process) to develop a bit of gluten in the dough.

"Time Management Bread", whole grain beer bread, delicious!

Spoon dough into a prepared 9X5 inch loaf pan.

"Time Management Bread", whole grain beer bread, delicious!

Bake 40 minutes, pour butter over the top of the dough, bake 10 minutes more. Let cool, turn out to cool enough to slice.

Note: some folks think that slices of quick bread don't make good sandwiches, and while this bread is not as tender or pliable as a yeast bread, it makes a fine sandwich. Plus the bread toasts up in the toaster or under a broiler flame, perfect for breakfast! This never goes to waste around here.

Enjoy!

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Festive Beverages for the Holidays, including my favorite eggnog!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

No one wants to be caught off guard without something to offer the planned for and the spirited guest that might not have been planned for, but their visit simply makes our day! With that said, serving a new drink is risky, but finding one recommended, well now, that is another idea entirely.

We would like to offer this small group of beverages, some are adult only and others are for everyone to enjoy. But in one way they are all the same, they are all delicious!

Festive Beverages for the Holidays!

Naturally Fermented Ginger Ale, while this one takes a bit of time, it is something you might wish to make and keep on hand from time to time. The holidays are not the only time, one tends to have drop-in guests. This one is also probiotic, making it a great choice to offer.

Festive Beverages for the Holidays!

The Negroni. This one is definitely in the adults-only category. Contains Campari, unusual and delicious.

Festive Beverages for the Holidays!

A family favorite, the Root Beer Punchbowl. I have yet to get a decent photo of this unusually fun drink. This one is perfect for those with a sweet tooth and bonus points, it can also serve as dessert! This one also has the distinction of having a nickname, Ugly Mutt Punch!

Festive Beverages for the Holidays!

I would like to suggest that not everything has to be made for Christmas, there is an entire winter season to enjoy, from the Christmas holiday until spring begins. This one takes a bit of aging but will be a wonderful treat to see winter through. Cranberry Liqueur is not only delicious it is beautiful.

And now for my favorite eggnog. You could make this anytime, but we always do for Christmas morning to enjoy with hot buttered toast for breakfast. Honestly, I make a double batch because it is also wonderful over ice with a shot of bourbon or rum...

Festive Beverages for the Holidays

Christmas Morning Egg Nog
by the seat of my pants

3 eggs
1/2 c sugar
2 t vanilla
1/8 t salt
1/4 t pumpkin pie spice
1 c half & half or whipping cream
4 c milk

Beat eggs with sugar until sugar is starting to dissolve and the mixture is very creamy (3-5 minutes) add vanilla, salt, spice, and cream, continue beating until sugar is almost dissolved. Mix in milk, and transfer to a pitcher, store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Enjoy!

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Happy Thanksgiving, from our home to yours!

Blessings from our home to yours.

May your table be topped with food,
surrounded by family and friends,
and overflowing with conversation, caring and memories.

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, we look forward to many more years of friendship.

Terry and Melynda
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Cranberries, Orange Rind and a jigger of Gin...

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

I have always loved cranberries, in the same way as I love rhubarb. That tangy sour essence is made alive and magical by the addition of a bit of sugar or honey. Not a lot mind you, too sweet mixed with sour is not delicious, it is heavy and forced.

Living here on the peninsula I have become more intrigued with cranberries, from the harvest which is almost a dance on water, to the enjoyment of eating them. They are beautiful, unique and delicious. And a fresh berry will bounce, with a tiny rattle heard inside from the seeds. I was thinking about this sauce and thought I had a bag of frozen berries in the freezer in which to make it with.

Gifted berries made into a delicious Cranberry Dried Cherry Sauce.

However, the freezer proved me wrong! I had already used them in a delicious blackberry cranberry grapefruit jam. And while I love opening those jars to enjoy, I was now out of cranberries. I posted a little complaint on my Facebook page and a friend here on the peninsula reached out with a 5-pound bag I could have. And while I could simply have them, if I had a loaf of that delicious bread around, she would enjoy one in exchange. I immediately sent a reply, "are you home? we are headed that way." So we did.

Chunky, delicious, fruity cranberry sauce for your holiday table.

Cranberry & Dried Cherry Sauce, with Orange Rind and a jigger of Gin
by the seat of my pants
makes about 2 1/2 - 3 cups

1 c water
1/3 - 1/2 c sugar - only use the larger amount if you love sweet over tangy
dash salt
1 c dried cherries
1 - 2 T orange rind - I used some candied I have so I did use a full 2 T
1 pound cranberries
1 jigger of gin
Bring the water, sugar, salt, dried cherries and orange rind to a boil, reduce heat, simmer 10 minutes.

Gifted berries made into a delicious Cranberry Dried Cherry Sauce.

Turn up the heat to boiling, add cranberries and Gin. Let mixture boil over medium-high heat 5 minutes, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until cranberries "pop".

Chunky, delicious, fruity cranberry sauce for your holiday table.

Remove from heat and rest until warm, refrigerate until serving time. The sauce will thicken upon standing and will keep longer than it will be around.....

Gifted berries made into a delicious Cranberry Dried Cherry Sauce.

While my serving container is not pretty, we have a three-hour drive for our Thanksgiving meal, and the white-capped mason jar seemed the best choice, the small bowl, however, will be breakfast with buttered toast!

Enjoy!

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

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A nice selection of Thanksgiving food suggestions!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

We are just now getting over the community virus that has plagued us for more than six weeks, it seemed to have cycles of getting better and then rebounding. This has been rather bothersome, to be honest, and to say we are delighted that it appears we are healed is an understatement!

Our Thanksgiving dinner has been planned, all we have left is some shopping and then, of course, a bit of travel to go and be among family and friends. My offering to the combined buffet we shall set out for our group to enjoy is a Roast Turkey with Cornbread Stuffing and Rich Pan Gravy. If all I ever got to eat on this day is cornbread stuffing and gravy, I would be happy!


I look forward to the stuffing every year. Homemade bread, diced and toasted dry in the oven, the same with a pan of our favorite cornbread. The pan drippings enriched by the layer of chopped vegetables to lay the turkey upon for roasting. I think you get the idea...

What I did think I would do is highlight my favorites to share with you, because there are too many to put on our table this year and by sharing I can remember them again. I hope you give them a try. Just simple food, cooked with care and served with love. Exactly what a day of thanks, is all about...

From a selection of Thanksgiving foods to enjoy!
Green Bean Cobbler

Green bean casseroles are a must for so many families. This one is not like the mushroom soup variety (no disrespect intended, we still use a can of this from time to time), this one is even called Green Bean Cobbler, AKA The other green bean casserole. Delightful with sour cream, cheddar cheese, and a crunchy buttered crumb topping.

From a selection of Thanksgiving foods to enjoy!
Cottage Cheese Dinner Buns

So are dinner rolls. These Cottage Cheese Dinner Buns are very festive and so easy! Stir them up, let them sit a bit to proof then ready the dough for baking. They bake up quickly fresh and hot while you are making gravy. Don't forget to pass the butter!

From a selection of Thanksgiving foods to enjoy!
Cheese Garlic Dinner Buns

You may prefer this Cheese Garlic Dinner Buns or even these Whole Grain Dinner Buns. 

From a selection of Thanksgiving foods to enjoy!
Whole Grain Dinner Buns

This is a well-loved recipe!

From a selection of Thanksgiving foods to enjoy!
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream. Pumpkin pie is traditional, but this cream and rich tasting non-dairy ice cream would be perfect to share as well. Especially for those with food restrictions. It is not only delicious but offers that same great taste we all have come to enjoy and look forward to at Thanksgiving time.

From a selection of Thanksgiving foods to enjoy!
Pineapple Raisin Sauce, my mom's recipe!

If you also serve a Ham for your celebration, this Pineapple Raisin Sauce is a must.

From a selection of Thanksgiving foods to enjoy!
Braised Green Beans with Tomato Garlic and Thyme

And because you can never put too many vegetables on the table these Braised Green Beans with Tomato Garlic and Thyme. 

May your table be filled with food upon it, family around it and love in abundance!

Enjoy!

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

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Honey and Wheat Germ Bread, whole grain and delicious!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…


The bread baking goes on! I needed a new package of wheat germ in order to make more granola and I decided at the same time to use some in a loaf of bread. A simple change to a favorite recipe is often the way to go. Take a look and let me know what you think!

Honey and Wheat Germ Whole Grain Bread. Another in my series of a "single loaf of bread". Working on our recipes to travel with.
Honey and Wheat Germ Bread
Update: this is our new "daily" bread, it is wonderful for toast, sandwiches, bread and butter on the side, french toast. I think you get the idea. I love that it is whole grain and high protein, especially for those mornings where there is not much time and you run out the door with toast in hand!

Honey and Wheat Germ Whole Grain Bread
by the seat of my pants
350-degree for baking

The day before:
1 c water
1 t apple cider vinegar
3-4 c whole grain wheat flour

Stir together, a few lumps are fine. You will want the consistency of a dough, not a batter.
Cover and let rest overnight.

The next day, add all ingredients to the ABM pan in the following order:

2 T water
2 t yeast - I use instant yeast for all baking
2 T oil
3 T honey
soaked grain dough, from the day before
1/4 c gluten flour
1/4 c wheat germ
1/2 c oats
1 t salt

Use the dough cycle to process into a dough.

Remove from the pan, shape into a loaf, place in prepared pan.

Let rise to doubled in bulk. Bake 30-40 minutes or until done in your oven.

Turn out to cool completely.

Enjoy!

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

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Sweet Potato Cornbread, whole grain and delicious!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

It seems the whole world has discovered sweet potatoes! And for good reason, they are not only delicious, they are nutritious as well. Our favorite way is baked, in their jackets. Baked long enough so that the juices boil in the jacket and begin to caramelize! At this point, however, be prepared for a mess, unless you have placed your sweets in a large glass baking pan.

 Where the juices will be captured, for easy cleanup!  Having scrubbed (or tried!) cooked on sweet potato from a standard metal pan, made me search for another method. With glass, the juices cook in the pan, with metal they cook to the pan...

The other way we enjoy sweet potatoes is as a left over. I will peel and slice them, a quick drizzle of maple syrup and butter and a bit of a journey under the broiler and you have delicious candies sweet potato slices. However, when there is only one sweet potato left, we turn it into cornbread...

Sweet Potato Cornbread
Sweet Potato Cornbread

Sweet Potato Cornbread
inspired by: our love of cornbread and sweet potatoes!
425-degree oven

Preheat oven, while the oven is heating, add 2-4 T coconut oil to the pan. Add the pan to the oven, the oil will melt and the pan will get hot. Note:  The more coconut oil used, the crunchier the crust!

1 c cornmeal OR masa cornmeal, see note below
1 c (rounded) whole grain flour
1/2 c sugar (Rapadura)
3 t baking powder
1/2 t salt

Sweet Potato Cornbread

Combine all ingredients in a medium-size bowl, whisk to combine all ingredients well. Make a "well" in the center of the dry ingredients, into the well add:

1 small to medium roasted sweet potato, peeled, mashed smooth with a fork
2 eggs
1/3 c oil
1 1/3 c milk IF using the masa flour increase milk to 1 1/2 c

Sweet Potato Cornbread

Using the same whisk, beat the liquid ingredients together until no large streaks of egg remain, now fold dry ingredients into the wet. Do Not Over Mix.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

When the oven is heated, remove skillet (remember it is hot!) and swirl the melted oil to cover the bottom and 1/2 way up the side of the pan. Pour dough into the pan, smoothing to the edges if necessary. Bake 15-20 minutes or until tests done in your oven. Remove let cool briefly, then cut into 8 pieces.
Note: masa cornmeal makes a smoother cornbread with a very pleasing flavor!

Enjoy!

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

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