Using our wheat
About a year ago, we invested in a wheat grinder and a few hundred pounds of wheat. I've heard so many stories of people buying wheat for food storage and then never using it, and I didn't want to go that way, even if wheat does stay good for twenty years.
I am happy to say that we have actually gone through fifty pounds of wheat in the past year. It makes me happy to think of all the home-baked whole-wheat breads and treats my family has eaten. And when I think of the amount of baked goods we have bought from the store, I know that we can do even better. I hope that in the next year, I can do better about making all of our bread--and I'd like to work on making whole wheat bagels as well.
Oh, and I just have to say that I love white wheat. It's so easy to substitute it for white flour in almost everything--the color is so similar, and the flavor is lighter.
Labels: Food Storage