What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
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Monday, March 11, 2013

I Smell Bread Baking...

Yesterday I told you about our "spare refrigerator" dying on us...(Click to read "Great Is Thy Thankfulness")...among other things going wrong and going good.  Today when I got home from work I had to finish cleaning out that fridge before we totally shut it down. It was still barely cool, but not cool enough to keep it going.  We ate lots of extra vegetables with our supper trying to clean out the crisper before they started to wilt.

Old Gold Medal Flour Cookbook, circa 1917 (click on pictures to enlarge and read)
(Click here for a close up of this recipe with other information about this cookbook)

One of the things I had stored in the freezer was my bags of bread flour.  Now, mind you, I am not one of those suzy homemaker types who bakes her own bread and makes cakes from scratch (well, maybe sometimes, but not very often).  I mean, I still work full time...and I have to choose my fun homey things carefully.

Anyway, you know the old saying, "If the world hands you lemons, make lemonade?"...Well, if the bread flour needs to come out of the freezer because the freezer is dying...bake bread.  So that is why I smell bread baking...and I LOVE the smell of bread baking.

Don't get too excited over this... I cheated a little... I have a bread machine...and it does all the hard work...but I still get to smell the bread baking.  That's almost as good as the eating part....you know?  Eating hot homemade bread fresh out of the pan as soon as it is cool enough to cut?  With real butter and jelly?  drooling...i can't wait for the bread to get baked...how much longer...?  Hopefully soon enough for me to have a snack before I go to bed...if not, I will wait for it before I go to bed...it's that good.

Hey...I may have some competition...my #1 son just said to me, "That bread sure smells good, Mom! I can't wait to have a hot piece of bread with some butter and jam".... My #3 son just said the same thing..."that bread sure smells good, Mom!"...
Hubby hasn't chimed in yet...he's not a real homemade bread connoisseur....doesn't know what he's missing. He prefers store bought bread. Something wrong with that...

I wish it would hurry up and cool! 
Well, now that we are all drooling, I'd better go check the bread...I think it's just about ready!  I'll let you know how it turned out. Later.

If it tastes as good as it smells...we'll all be happy!

I'll have to report back tomorrow.
Right now I'm going to go eat some bread.

"She also rises while it is yet night, and provides food for her household, and a portion for her maidservants." Proverbs 31:15

"She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.  Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her: 'Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all.'  "Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.  Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates."  Proverbs 31:27-31

Yes, It IS GOOD!!!!! YUMMMY!!!
(Excerpts from the "Portrait of the Virtuous Wife" found in Proverbs Chapter 31---a role model for all women still today.)


  1. Oh I can smell it here! Nothing better than fresh homemade bread! Enjoy!

    1. Honk if you're happy!!! Honk Honk!!!! :) Wish you could share a piece with me!!


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