Monday, April 27, 2009

My Wheat Grinder

I got a wheat grinder for Christmas. I've had it on my list for a few years now but I guess somebody finally realized I was serious in my request. The problem was that the moment Christmas was done I finished my pregnancy honeymoon and entered into I'm too sick to microwave a hotdog for my kids stage of the pregnancy so I couldn't use it.

Finally last month I started feeling like my old self and I pulled it out and I LOVE IT!!! I use it frequently. It would have been so daunting if I hadn't used one before but I just pulled it out and started right away and within minutes I had my flour. I felt so industrious. I then, use my flour to make my own bread and pizza dough.

If anybody had told me when I was younger I would be making my own flour and turning it into edible food I would have laughed and laughed. I wonder when I'll start canning my own food from my own garden. hahaha. There's me laughing about future me. There are no gardens in the works for this summer. I decided that with baby #3 on the way I would focus on maintaining our yard instead of trying to do more than I can. I know, a novel idea.


permathreeseat said...

While a lovely sentiment, to be sure, it begs the question - Where does one go about getting unmilled wheat to turn into your own home made flour?

Squishy Burrito said...

You get connected with a mormon in your area who can connect you with their storehouse. I bought 25lbs of white wheat for 7$. I'm sure there are other ways. Anybody who is really interested can let me know and I would gladly help them track it down. Not that I don't think Perma is "really" interested in grinding her own wheat. :)

Scarlet Panda said...

You are amazing. I am proud of myself when I manage to make my own sandwiches instead of buying sandwiches. In my more ambitious moments I consider the possibility that I might make my own bread. Never in a million years would I have contemplated the possibility of making my own flour.