But, I have to say how proud I am of myself!!!
Today on the menu plan was spaghetti with home made bread. One of our favorites actually. Usually my husband makes the sauce and then when he is gone, I try to recreate his recipe. I did extra well today and the sauce turned out even better than his! *gasp*
The real reason I am proud of myself is because my bread machine broke. Well, I noticed the paddle wasn't turning, so I landed up taking all the ingredients out and pouring them in a bowl. I then mixed the ingredients with a wooden spoon, and then by hand. I kneaded the bread, punching it and folding it and then let it rise. Then I kneaded it again and let it rise one more time.
The end result was a golden brown loaf of perfection! It was the best loaf of bread I have ever made, including with the bread machine.
I think I'll still get my bread machine fixed, I think it just needs a new belt, or something like that. I have to call around to find a repair shop tomorrow. But, I am still very happy with myself for doing it from scratch, by hand.
Can you hear me clapping for myself? lol