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? :)|
|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.