Thursday, July 14, 2011


As you may have read from the previous post we have lots to care for in the way or produce right in our own backyard.

I noticed a few weeks ago when I was grocery shopping that bread was incredibly expensive.  I had mentioned to the hubby that I will have to start baking bread again. He was happy to hear that.  Homemade bread is so much better for you.  No preservatives and it's FRESH!  Only down side is that it gets eaten a lot faster.

When our children were younger we had to watch the budget very closely.  We didn't have a lot to just willy nilly spend on anything frivleous.  I did what I could to save money where I could.  I shopped thrift stores and sewed.  One area I noticed where there was a great opportunity to save money was the grocery bill.  I had the most fun coming up with meals that were inexpensive and filling and nutritous.  I tried to shop stores like Aldi's when I could.  I also found out that Wal Mart is by far the best place to shop for sundries.  They have the best price.  Fast forward about ten or more years and while we are in a better place financially, I still find myself going back to the basics.

All this to say that in the past few weeks we have started baking bread again.  Our daughter came home from work last week and the first thing out of her mouth was, "MMM, the house smells just like it did when we were little, are you baking bread?" 

Here is a little peek into what I was doing in the kitchen this morning.

I love my glass pinch bowls.  I a  foodnetwork junkie and when I saw these at Kohl's a while back, I just had to have them....only because I have a bad habit of talking when I am measuring things out for a recipe and can't remember what all I measured.  These nifty little bowls help me out.  I premeasure everything that way if anyone is talking to me, I don't mismeasure anything.

I wasn't able to get a picture of it when it was done cooking.  I will be baking another loaf or two today, so hopefully I can show you the bread in all it's yummy goodness.  Don't you just love the smell of baking bread?  We do!Pin It Now!


Jedbel @ The Pear Tree Cottage said...

I love homemade bread! It just so happens that I will be trying a new method that I found in the book "Whole Grain Bread in Five Minutes a Day". Have you heard about it? I need all the advice I can get since I have never tried their method before :). Thank you for leaving such a heartfelt comment on my blog. I am going to keep the little desk in my master bedroom for now since it is a room I have not decorated yet.


Sue said...

Mmmm... I can smell it all the way over here; delicious!