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Tuesday
Feb212012

Fresh-Start Challenge, Week 1, Day 4 -- make bread dough & snacks

Today, make Good Whisk Bread dough, let it rise for about two hours, and then refrigerate it overnight.

Bag up five days of walnuts and raisins (1/4 cup each per person) and two days of celery sticks.

Soak 1 cup of cashews in water to make cashew cream tomorrow.

For a snack, have a Sweet-Sixteen Oatmeal-Raisin Bar.

For dinner, enjoy the second servings of the meal you made on Day 2:  pasta with tomato sauce and chilled Marinated Green Beans (aka green beans in vinaigrette). Also

reheat whole wheat fusilli with tomato sauce and serve with chilled marinated green beans

 

Q&A

Q: I'm cooking for one or two. What can I freeze or make ahead?

A: This plan works beautifully when you are cooking for one or two.

  • Cooked beans, plain or in a recipe, freeze beautifully.
  • The Good Whisk Bread dough lasts for two weeks in the fridge, with its flavor getting more complex every day. Bake one loaf tomorrow, maybe even a half-loaf. Then bake another in a week and the rest of the dough in two weeks. You can also make just a half-batch of dough.

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