I haven’t made homemade yeast bread in many years. Time is one reason, but really, if I make it, I eat it, and heaven knows I don’t need the carbs….or the butter that I will undoubtedly slather on it. I was always good at making it, from my very first loaf, and the first month I learned how to do it I gained 5 lbs. So there you have it.
I baked bread frequently, though, when I had a house full of kids. It was an inexpensive way to dress up whatever cheap dinner was being made for 5 or more people. I made plain breads, fancy breads, rolls, quick breads, muffins, etc. I was a stay-at-home mom and it was my pleasure to do this.
I baked my first one in many years last week as a gift and since the recipe made two loaves, of course WE ate the 2nd loaf. I could do no less after poor Jim had smelled it baking, right? And then I promised him I’d make us our own batch soon, so today was the day.
Can you smell it? Mmmmmmmmm……
Christmas was a fine time and now I have some organizing to do before beginning some projects. I am truly hoping 2013 is my last year of being employed. My plan is to retire at the start of 2014 and get on with the things I like to do and want to do. Hope the economy lets me do that!
Happy New Year!