Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Day in the Kitchen

Oh what a wonderful day it was.  The kids went off to their dad's for the weekend, so I enjoyed the morning in the kitchen.  Lately I've been making Artisan Bread, but today I decided to get adventurous and tackle making my own sandwich bread.  And boy-howdy, am I glad I did!

One of my favorite blogs to follow is Living and Gardening in the Ozarks .  The author inspired me and I hope to one day be as self sufficient as this wonderful lady is. 

Not too long ago, she posted her favorite bread recipe. I've been wanting to make it for quite some time. Well today I finally did it!  Here are the results:

It took everything in me not to try and slice into them immediately. The house smelled heavenly.  When I finally did cut into a loaf, it was beautiful, and the flavor was incredible.  When the kids got home, they gave it a taste test and decided immediately that they didn't want store bought bread ever again.  I'm going to have to agree with them.

Once the bread was finished, I decided to use the overripe pineapple someone had given me and make a pineapple upside-down cake, and then decided to make fried chicken for dinner - with mashed potatoes, gravy of course, plus some glazed carrots.  Now we are all fat and sassy, and ready to curl up in bed to listen to a show on The Preparedness Radio Network .  There are some really great homesteader themed shows on there.  I recommend it to any of you out there looking to become more self sufficient.  Everything from food preperation/storage, to wilderness survivial, to herbal medicine.... and the list goes on.  Really great shows.

Well, now I'm just rambling.  I think it's time to turn in for the night. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Gosh, it is so good to see you back! That bread looks absolutely yummy! I bet it didn't last long. Once I made my kids that first loaf of homemade bread when they were little, I had to do it from then on, too. It was so much better! Over the years I really got into it.

    I will definitely have to check out that Preparedness Radio Network. I didn't know there was such a thing. Thanks for pointing it out! And once again, glad to see you back and hope you are doing well.

  2. So good to 'see' you Anna! I was so glad to see that you are still on blogger. It's been a crazy year! But things are improving and getting back on track. Im so glad to be back! Can't wait to see what you've been up to since I've been gone!