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Friday, May 23, 2008

One of the joys of homemaking...



There are so many things that I love doing as I go about my day trying to bless my home and family. By far, one of the most simplest of all those pleasures is baking fresh bread for my family. Joy for me is not attained in the shopping mall, but instead inside my cozy little kitchen. As I happily knead the dough I love to think of my family and how I want to provide them with wholesome, nourishing food. Expensive perfume could never replace the heavenly aroma that comes from my oven as the bread is baking. And the taste? Warm homemade bread and butter is tastier than any meal I could ever get from a five star restaurant. I am so blessed. I don't have to seek joy in other places, it is found right inside the four walls of my home! -Susan P.


I LOVE this!! This is from Susan at A Place Called Home. Susan, I don't think I could agree with you more!!!

16 comments:

Tracy said...

Do you have a recipe that you use?

Cyndi Lewis said...

Making bread is indeed on of the many joys of homemaking! Most of the time I make mine in a bread machine but I cherish the days that time allows to do it all by hand!

April said...

I love this post. It reminds me of my childhood when my mom and I would make bread once a week. I love the smell of fresh baked bread. I would love to see a picture of your kitchen on one of your post.

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

When I read her post I could almost smell those rolls!!☺

Mrs. U said...

Hi Tracy!!
I use a recipe from Bread Beckers (I buy my wheat from them). The recipe is called Slightly Sweet But Simple Bread.

I always half the recipe, though. I use my bread machine to knead the dough and it will only hold enough for one loaf at a time.

His,
Mrs. U

Tracy said...

Thank you, Mrs. U!

Cherish the Home said...

Oh I *love* this quote, thank you for sharing it. The photo was lovely as well. (o:

~Michele

Tori said...

Hmm, homemade bread, theres nothing that smells as much like home as warm bread fresh from the oven!

The Adventures of Jing & Ying said...

I couldn't agree more. Every once in a while I make my grandmother's homemade potato-oatmeal bread. It is a lot of work, but worth it. The house smells so good the rest of the day and the taste is heavenly. I make two loaves and freeze on of them.

Erica

Kim said...

Now that is true joyous homemaking at its best!!!

flmom said...

It's been far too long since I've made bread. Just thinking about a wonderful slide smothered in butter is making my mouth water.

Julieann said...

I absolutely agree--in fact, I have been making quite afew bread posts too...LOL:)

Julieann

Donna Kay said...

I love making home made bread - haven't done it in a while - i like to do it in winter - there is something so cozy about bread in the oven - warming the house and smelling like heaven!!!!

Christina said...

Well written and too often forgotten... Thanks for the reminder of what a wonderful job homemaking is!

Cyndi said...

Oh, what a great post. I haven't made bread in awhile, but I think I want to now. I can smell it just looking at that picture! Thank you for this!

Carrie said...

I SO agree with this!! I cannot tell you the peace I feel when I am kneading a simple, fresh loaf of spelt bread.

I love your blog so much! You are simply refreshing to my spirit! I have just been sitting here for 30 minutes reading all of your back posts and I just feel like God is nourishing my spirit! I love your enthusiasm and your plain, simple faith! I pray blessings over your family and I thank you for your wonderful, inspiring blog!!

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