Bread Wasn’t Part of the Plan

This morning after weeding a bit, watering a few plants and tending the chickens, I had just booted up the downstairs computer and was deciding if I would piece or quilt.  That was my big decision for the morning.  This afternoon was the annual doctor’s visit so I wanted to have lots of fun this morning because the afternoon surely wasn’t going to be fun.

Vince called . . before I had decided whether to piece or quilt.  Big decision, you know!
Vince:  You awake?  (I do believe the man thinks I go back to bed every day and get up just before he gets home for lunch!)
Me:  Yes!  I’m awake!
Vince:  What are you doing?
Me:  Fixing to sew or quilt.
Vince:   Do you have some bread you can give to our friend who’s bringing dirt this afternoon?
Me:  I only have the extra loaf that I made for us on Tuesday.  (I make 2 loaves at a time so I don’t have to make it so much!)
Vince:  Can you give him that?
Me:  Or, I can make fresh.  Do you want white or whole wheat?
Vince:  How about both?


Yes, how about both since you’re not the one making it?  That made the decision easy about whether to sew or quilt!  I’ll do neither.  Ran upstairs, ground some wheat and made bread!  Two batches of white and two batches of whole wheat.  I had to get creative since I don’t have quite enough bread pans to make all that bread at once so I ended up with a combination of 9 full size loaves and 4 mini loaves.  Since I’m going to the doctor this afternoon, I’ll take some to them and since I went to the dentist yesterday, I’ll take some to them too.

Maybe tomorrow I can sew!

Comments

        • says

          Avoid Omaha and Yankon,SD and you will be fine…….most of the bridges in my part of the country you can throw a rock across and hit the other side……come in the summer and we’ll go up to Itaska State Park and you can walk across the Mississippi River!!!

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    says

    I made some biscuits from your recipe earlier in the week – with all wholemeal flour as that’s all the plain flour I had. They were lovely so thankyou for posting it. But I don’t think I’ll be following your example of grinding my own wheat!

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    pdudgeon says

    what would you have said if he asked for a few dozen eggs?
    maybe Vince has been watching too many episodes of ‘Bewitched”, LOL.

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    says

    I love making our bread , but I always make rye bread. Every time I try something else, my DH or one of the grandkids will ask if I have some rye bread instead. Often the “heel” is gone from one of the 5 loaves, as we all like it fresh with peanut butter.

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    Cathy Stoddard says

    Judy,
    That dirt IS beautiful!! But, not as pretty as the bread! Such pretty loaves and the mini-loaves are so cute! I have just started grinding my own flour & making all of our breads. I love it & so does my husband! I like mixing whole wheat, spelt, and oats. Is your bread recipe on your blog? What kind of grain mill do you have?
    Thanks for sharing,
    Cathy Stoddard

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    Darlene S says

    I’m with you Amy!! Judy, does it count if a friend of mine flew into your airport in Nevada last night and said the man there was the friendliest airport controller he’s met in a long time. He even gave my friend a ride in his pickup into town to spend the night and picked him up the next morning. He was really impressed with the “small town” welcome he received. He would have REALLY been impressed with your homemade bread 🙂 🙂 🙂 Dar

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    Darlene S says

    I’m with you Amy!! Judy, does it count if a friend of mine flew into your airport in Nevada last night and said the man there was the friendliest airport controller he’s met in a long time. He even gave my friend a ride in his pickup into town to spend the night and picked him up the next morning. He was really impressed with the “small town” welcome he received. He would have REALLY been impressed with your homemade bread 🙂 🙂 🙂 Dar

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    says

    My son (20) has a strong urge to make ‘real’ brownie’s, he’s had it for years actually…. he scoured the internet again yesterday looking for a great recipe but each one had, what he called, ” wierd stuff” in it.
    Is your brownie recipe easy, without wierd stuff ? I checked out your recipes, no brownies … would you please share it, please? I’m british, I don’t think we don’t do great brownies.

    I can bring you dirt…. my dad made his own compost.. now I keep digging up tea bags!

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    Michelle says

    I just want to say good on you for keeping to your annual doctor’s visit. So many women neglect it and its such a simple way to screen for potential problems.

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    says

    I am discovering that it is cheaper to buy the bread already made because I always give away half of what I make. I will keep right on baking my own because it is so much better.

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    says

    You are way too good to that man!
    Tell him that your blog readers think he should thank his lucky stars that you love him 🙂