We had steady rain fall the last three weeks of November. November was a hard month for me, in regards to accomplishing things. The dark clouds, short days, and rain seem to take my energy away.
As I write this now it is snowing again. Although my husband and I eagerly take the cold and snowy weather over the rain, this cold, dark weather does have us eagerly yearning for spring already.
Over the Thanksgiving week, we had house guests from Wednesday through Sunday. Wow! That was alot of meal preparation, washing dishes, and more meal preparation and more washing dishes. The guests were amazed at the great tasting meals, which were made entirely from scratch ingredients. They also did comment how much time I spent in the kitchen preparing the meals. Yes, it was often.
When it was time for our guests to leave, I asked if they would like to take home a loaf of bread, a few fresh eggs, and a few goodies to eat for their long drive home. Yes, Yes, Yes was the reply.
After our guests had left, I was back in the kitchen making another batch of bread for the coming week. It was then, I realized how easy it has become for me, to make bread from scratch. At that moment, I had a glimpse back in time, when I used to have some anxiety when it came to bread making. I've worked my way through rock hard, bricks of bread; under baked bread; bread dough that would rise and look promising, then once in the oven fall under the heat; bread dough that would not rise at all, and bread that crumbles apart when slicing after it has cooled.
Although our way of life right now is tiresome, I truly do believe this way of life gets far better with time and practice, just like making bread from scratch.
100% Whole Wheat Seed Bread
Enjoy your day!
The Lord your God is with you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 niv