Sunday, February 24, 2008

Just Loafing Around

Just in case any of you were uncertain as to the madness that is being an at-home-mom in the middle of the flippin' country, I give you exhibit one. Tonight, just as I do at least once a week, I placed whole wheat in my industrial grade grain mill, let the stones do their work then with a few simple ingredients made two lovely loaves of bread. It's far simpler than one might think, though a few folks have pointed out to me that it's possible to buy bread at the grocery store that's already been baked and sliced! To quote the late, great Julia Child, "How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?"

Really, again, it's pretty easy. The mill is already taking up counter space. And let's be honest, fresh baked bread is a joy in and of itself. And this cinnamon loaf makes amazing toast. Can't wait 'til breakfast.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You'd be so proud of me. I even managed last week to bake a couple of loaves of homemade bread. Of course, I still haven't managed to acquire a grain mill, so I'm not as down to earth as you are. But it still turned out tasty and filled the house with that oh so great smell of fresh baked bread on a snow day. I gave each of the kids their own handful of dough. Suzanne made a heart shaped roll and Chad tried to make a wigwam. Next time we'll try putting a small glass bowl underneath, so it doesn't fall in the middle.

We have a hectic day tomorrow, but we're hoping to see part of Obama's speech here in Cinci tomorrow afternoon. We're gearing up for March 4th, and Chad says that he want to start "meeting" the candidates.