Oh yes I did! I really did! Yes it is a recipe for food thank you very much. Yes, the kind of food you eat. Sheesh!
Ya know, it is always sort of an inadequate feeling for me when I see people posting their great recipes on their blogs. There are beautiful pictures, and little technical tips like, use a measured teaspoon not just one from your utensil drawer. The food sounds so good and looks great and I could probably do it myself if I weren't already SO busy waiting for Oprah to call/ Starbucks to start delivery/ laundry to do itself. Like the fabulous Lisa posted a few weeks ago about her great hand made beans. At the same time that she is insisting on how simple it is to do, she is discussing the hours involved. Hours, plural. She makes her own refried beans y'all. By herself! Reading her words actually makes my swallowing reflex kick in and I am sure I look just a little bit bizarre sitting here all by myself with drool running down my contracting neck, because it sounds sooooooooo gooooooooooood.
Now, I have read over and over about omega 3's and how healthy they are. Especially for children with special needs, and in particular children with mental illness. These fun little omega's are well known to appear in all items Genea ever hated to eat in her whole life. She who has Early Onset Bipolar Disorder is repulsed by all things omega'd. Interesting. Olive oil and flax seed are two of the best ways to get at some of these omega's and I found a way to use them both in a basic bread machine recipe. So here you go.
Get your ingredients together. This is what you need.
3 cups of flour, whatever kind you want
1 package bread machine yeast (note if you buy by the packet it is cheaper than by the box.... now who would have thought that?)
1 cup of warm water
1/4 cup of olive oil ( you can split that with regular vegetable oil if the olive taste is too strong, but I like it that way)
Toss of salt
2 tablespoons of sugar, but it is okay if you just use a big regular spoon. It is also ok to add more. Or less.
AND, the secret ingredient is flax seed. Only, you can't just toss in a bunch of flax seed because they don't digest. And, we all know *ahem* what that means. So I bought a bunch of flax seed and it seriously cost less than 30 cents for a ton of the stuff. Using a coffee grinder, put in a bunch of the seeds and grind them up until you have about 1 cup. A little leftover coffee grounds won't hurt anyone.
Here is the cool part......
Put all ingredients into the bread maker bowl.
Watch it make itself.
Read a magazine. HA!
No really though, it is super easy. If it looks a little dry, add some more oil or water or both. If it is too mushy add more flax seed.
So there you go. I call it "Brain Bread" and both my girls loved it. Which, right there is a miracle I expect to be reporting to the Vatican!