Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lunch: 9.22.10

I got a box of Funky Monkey snacks in to review today. And I will do so, but we have to try them first!  (And then, keep your eyes open for a giveaway!)

So, for snack, she has the last of the sweet rolls and a banana, along with a juice.

And for lunch, she has some Bananamon Funky Monkey (Banana and cinnamon) along with a couple pieces of her brother's Carnaval Blend Funky Monkey, and then also half a kiwi, a turkey sandwich on pink swirl pain de mie, and a cheese stick, packed in our Easy Lunchbox.

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  1. Ok, so I've tried the bread and it's great.....but a few questions. I think I got anxious and did
    not let it rise enough because it was kind of heavy, or is that normal? Also how do you store it? how long does it keep? I know I used to make bread in a bread machine and it only lasted a day two at the most before it dried out no matter what I did. So what's the best storage method? Also does it freeze well? I am wanting to make some ahead when I have time for the crazy weeks.
    Oh, by the way my family LOVED it!! We had a snack last night, toast this morning and daughter took a lunch sandwich on it. YUMMY!
    OH, last question (for now) carb counts?? Do you know them? If not I can put the recipe in spark people and find figure it.
    Nikki (from bbc diabetes board!!)

  2. Hi Nikki! Generally what I do is rub the crust with butter right when it comes out of the oven, and then immediately wrap it in a kitchen towel and then in a plastic grocery bag. This keeps moisture in and once it is cool, it is much softer. I always keep it wrapped up.
    I wouldn't say this bread is heavy, more dense and moist. I let it rise under a towel or plastic wrap until it is nearly at the top of the pan, then turn on the oven, put the lid on the pain de mie pan, and let it sit for another 10-15 minutes. Make sure you grease the lid of the pan well, too! I use KAF's cooking spray.
    For carb counts, it depends on how thick you cut it. And if you toss anything extra in it. Generally, for thin slices, I estimate at about 15g carbs.
    Have fun!