Thursday, January 12, 2012

I want to do it all and eat my bread too!

I'm not a patient person.  I am a instant gratification kinda girl.  That being said I'm having a hard time not wanting to jump to the projects that are set for other months.  My Sexy Husband and I read The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family by Patrick Lencioni last year.  We thought it was an excellent idea.  It has helped us a lot setting our priorities and being more focused as a family.

So I am trying to focus on My Happiness Project, at the same time I'm trying to stay on task with our Frantic Family goal for the next couple of months.  Then add the stack of books I have next to my bed to help me with my goals.  My brain started working overtime last night.  I am so excited about the end result I want to be Samantha and wiggle my nose.   In order to save my sanity I put away the book on food storage I was reading.   I need to stick to my two projects and not think about the others until it's time, which is really really hard, because I have some awesome books in my nightstand.  :)

I made sandwich bread today!!!  I made enough dough for 3 loaves.  We let it cool completely, sliced it and it's good!!!  Yay!  No more store bought for the Pierce family :) 

Here's a picture of the round loaf we have made a couple of times.  It's tasty and goes well with soups, salads, and just butter  :)

I know several of you would like the recipe, but I don't feel right posting it since I got it from a book.  I'm not sure how copyright works.  Here's a link to the book I used.  I love it.  It's easy. Thanks Mom and Dad for the gift card that bought this for me :)

I think today was a success.  Less processed food (shhhhh we won't mention the Krispy Kreme)... Well, maybe I'll call it even.  


  1. Well done! Next time you slice a sandwich loaf, will you take a picture? I'm interested to see how the texture came out inside. Awesome job!

  2. The sandwich slice was actually very surprisingly similar to a standard white bread in texture and appearance. Maybe slightly more dense, but only just slightly. The crust was soft compared to the french loaf, but still a bit tougher than you would get in a store-bought loaf. I cut the bottom crust off of a sandwich I made for J since it was a little crunchy.

    More experimentation is in order--I'd love to make sandwich rolls with the same recipe and also try to get the crust a little less done to make it a bit more kid friendly.

  3. AWESOME! Good for you! I know what you mean about getting excited about future project and wanting it all NOW. Babysteps are hard to take.