Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Kitchen Toy

Come on in and take a sniff. Here is a loaf of fresh-from-the-bread-machine cinnamon raisin bread. Or at least what's left of it. We had a couple over two nights ago for dinner. I served some dinner rolls that got lots of compliments. The guests assumed I made them from scratch (because we usually do). The ones I served were Sister Shubert's. They are so good, but they are expensive when feeding 10 regularly as we do. I knew I was going to be preparing the meal myself since my 3 oldest girls were all gone or out of commission. Translated: I needed all the help I could get.

But that meal got me thinking back to when home made dinner rolls were a staple on our dinner table. I went to a local thrift store looking for a small attractive table to use for an end table. We recently switched our living room furniture around, and a little table would be nice to have for beside our sofa. If you're wondering why the last 3 sentences are in the same paragraph, hold on!! While I was looking for a table, I saw a like-new bread machine. It was in pristine condition. Made me wonder if it ever had been used. It was just $10, so I got it. We've had bread machines in the past (4 if memory serves me correctly, which it rarely does). We had been given them all and gave them all away again (except for one I bought for a song on eBay--remember the memory thing...I suffer from short-term memory whatever-it-is).

So last night we made 2 consecutive loaves of cinnamon raisin bread to test drive the machine. Well, in reality, we made the first loaf to test-drive it. Since that loaf all but evaporated off our counter, I had Susanna make a second one. That's before that weird thing happened to her eyes. Her loaf also turned out perfect...and she's hooked on using the bread machine. There is an English muffin loaf in there right now, very near the end.

Must go do some really important stuff.


1 comment:

Gypsy Quilter said...

Joan, if you hop on over to, you'll find some great bread machine recipes. Enjoy.