Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I'm a bread maker.

I made homemade bread yesterday.

That is not a normal thing for me to say.  I am not one of those people that "makes their own bread." I don't even own a bread maker.  I'm going old school here people!! I tried making bread one other time a few weeks ago.  It turned out pretty terrible.  Weston tried to be nice about it, but the bread was left uneaten.

I was inspired by a friend's blog post.  She is so creative and a great cook.  Her blog made her homemade bread look wonderful so I thought I'd give it another try.  I was going to use her recipe but when I pulled everything out, I wasn't sure I had enough flour.  Fortunately, there was a recipe on the back of my whole wheat flour that looked very similar, but used less flour.

So, I made it.  And guess what....  IT IS SO GOOD!

Umm.. yes they're a little uneven.  That's the beauty of homemade bread, right? :)
It turns out it wasn't hard to make.  But it took time.  Usually things that take time make me anxious.  All that's running through my head is, "I don't have much time.  I have things to do.  I have places to go.  I need to hurry up and get this DONE!"  But Kinsley has been a little sick, so I cancelled my plans and we all just stayed home to rest.  And bake bread.  With no time constraints and no pressure.  And I enjoyed it!
I had a little helper.  Yes, that is flour EVERYWHERE! 

It made me realize that maybe there is a little bit of validity in this whole "doing less" thing.
I am finding that in doing less, I can do more.

It seems we all have the mindset that everything should be fast and easy.  I've been reading the Bible and I haven't read anywhere that life is supposed to be like that.  In fact, I think it is quite the opposite.  The investment of my time, into my family and my friends, is going to bare fruit.  And that is a fact.

I want to be more intentional with my time.  I want to bake my own bread.  And I want to enjoy it.

P.S. In case you're interested, the recipe that I used can be found here.


  1. I have lots of good bread recipes that are EASY! Ask me if you want them! Homemade bread is the best - good for you!! I love your reminders to do less. Your excitement is contagious!

  2. Look at you!! It looks delicious!! And thanks for the sweet mention!

  3. Meagan, your kiddo is so cute! I agree with you about "doing less." Have you ever seen the television show on PBS "Frontier House." It shows modern day people put in the situation of Frontier living. It's amazing how much they accomplished in one day! Baking bread being part of it. Sometimes I wonder how much time I actually spend not doing ANYTHING productive. Escaping into television zone, or surfing the web...sleeping...not investing in my family and friends. Thanks for the thoughts. I love your blog!


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