Friday, April 8, 2011

Bread Making

I made our bread for the first time ever this week. 

It was such a joy. It may have taken forever, but it was well worth it. We are now spending the week noshing on yummy, whole wheat bread. I think this will quickly become a weekly tradition.

There's something really special about spending more than 30 minutes on a recipe and preparing something that will serve your family well. I spend a lot of my time in the kitchen praying over our home, my husband, and the people who will eat what I'm making. I cherish that time. It's full of worship.

There's also something really special about your house being filled with warm bread smells. There is really nothing better.

I used Summer Harms' Honey Whole Wheat Recipe. It turned out perfect, and she really just has the cutest blog ever. You'll love it. I know you will.

My favorite way to enjoy a slice of toasted homemade bread is with a good ol' fashioned 'mater sandwich.  If you've never had a tomato sandwich with Duke Mayonnaise, I feel sorry for you. I can't wait for tomato season to get here.

I am so my mother's daughter. 

Happy Friday! Go do something fun this weekend, OK?


MelanieKaye said...

That loaf is bread is sure a beauty!

My name is Caroline said...

I love it! :) We (I mean I) make our bread, too! It's usually an every other week deal because I bake two and freeze one. I almost always eat half of the loaf right out of the oven though! It's divine! I love the process of making bread... so interesting and therapeutic! I always think of my great great grandmother or Jesus' mother ha!

Megan said...

YUM! That bread looks amazing. I can't believe that you made it. I'm in awe of you. : )

PS: My mom loves tomato sandwiches.

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

my goodness, this looks SO good! :)

summer said...

oh my GOODNESS. thank you so much, kara! you're too sweet:) and your loaf looks incredible. just perfect.

ps. so i've never had a tomato sandwich, but i think i should try it. i am a hopeless mayo maniac when it comes to sandwiches. we accidentally left our jar at church on sunday, and i'm panicking a little bit. :)