19.1.10

~2010~


Already we are almost three weeks into the New Year,
and this is my first post.
My 'word' for this year is
contentment.

Perhaps I have taken it a bit too literally,
since I have been a little too content!
 Lazing around after the holidays and just enjoying each day.
One of our gifts to ourselves after Christmas
was a bread maker.

We spent a weekend with my sister in the early part of January
and she has had one for some time, 
the aroma of fresh bread lured us into buying one
as soon as we got home.

We have had great success with it since day one.
You can have too much of a good thing though,
and I am having to ration myself and PH.

We have had mixed reviews from other people
regarding their experiences with  bread makers,
do you have one and do you like it?

11 comments:

  1. Mmmm, toast with fig jam. Yum~!
    Welcome to your new space :D
    It looks lovely here!! xoxo

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  2. Aha! Found you! :o)

    We borrowed a breadmaker from my sister-in-law for a while, with great success, but found we were eating too much bread! It was nice though, and as you said, the smell of bread baking is wonderful!

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  3. Mmmmm..nothing like the smell of homemade bread baking in the oven and then slicing while hot and smothering with butter!!Mmmmmmm
    So pleased that you read history abount my mom.I remember back when you posted about your mom.
    love and light aNNa xoxo

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  4. I have never owned or used one. But have a recipe for a no knead bread that we all love. Love, hugs and Blessings for the New Year and Blog

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  5. you know my experience with the bread maker.. and I am going to blog it soon.. it reads like a comedy! the coffee maker is another one..

    maybe it would have been cheaper for me to fly to your home and have some of your bread instead of buying my own breadmaker and wasting so many ingredients!
    welcome to your new home xoxo

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  6. Hello dear Sheila:-)

    So lovely to come visit you in your new "home"!! Love the title as well!

    I have had a breadmaker for quite a few years now and I love it. I either use it to make loaves or I use it to knead the dough and then I make rolls with it. I've never had a bad experience yet. Just always make sure that you have fresh yeast!!

    Continue on being content:-) xoxo

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  7. I adore my breadmaker! But since I have been living alone (for a year now) I tend to bake bread less often. It used to be every couple of days and it would always get eaten up quickly. But now I usually make the dough on the dough cycle and then divide into 2 loaves and bake in the oven.
    It's certainly yummy and the aroma of baking bread makes my mouth water.... now, where's that jar of homemade strawberry jam.....?

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  8. Smelling bread fresh from the oven reminds me of my mom.I learned the old fashioned way, kneading and letting it rise several times. I should get a bread maker because I don't make it anymore...
    There's a good bakery nearby.
    Tempus fugit and contentment...this is lovely

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  9. Where have I been?? Somehow I missed that you have a new blog! And now you have me drooling over that homemade bread. I better go take a long walk and work off all those calories!

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  10. We don't have a bread machine. I have been to friends houses where they do though. I can tell you the aroma of fresh bread and waiting for it to be finished was enough to bring me to my kness. When it was done, the butter and jam came out and there it was gone.
    When my daughter and I would go grocery shopping, we would pick up a fresh loaf of bread still warm from the oven. After loading the grocery's into the car, we would pull out the bread and eat it on the way home. The next time we did that, we bought two loaves.
    I do not have good self control. That is why we do not have one. When it is Halloween, I also buy candy I do not like; so I do not eat it.
    :/

    I love love your photo! It looks like it could be in a Tuscany cooking magazine! It also made me want fresh bread with fig jam.
    ;)
    See... no self control. Even a photo gets to me!

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  11. We don't have a bread machine. I have been to friends houses where they do though. I can tell you the aroma of fresh bread and waiting for it to be finished was enough to bring me to my kness. When it was done, the butter and jam came out and there it was gone.
    When my daughter and I would go grocery shopping, we would pick up a fresh loaf of bread still warm from the oven. After loading the grocery's into the car, we would pull out the bread and eat it on the way home. The next time we did that, we bought two loaves.
    I do not have good self control. That is why we do not have one. When it is Halloween, I also buy candy I do not like; so I do not eat it.
    :/

    I love love your photo! It looks like it could be in a Tuscany cooking magazine! It also made me want fresh bread with fig jam.
    ;)
    See... no self control. Even a photo gets to me!

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