Monday, May 30, 2011

Ross got me a wheat grinder for Mother's Day... 2010

So it took me a whole year to use it. But there really was something amazing about grinding my own wheat to make bread. I felt oh so domestic. And I could just taste the extra vitamins in our bread. I think they cancel out the carbs. Or something like that.

Now I'll just need a little practice in rising so it doesn't fall like this every time. Are you embarrassed for me that I photographed it anyway?

Got back in town from a quick over-nighter to Newport last night with the kids. We got a room at the Hyatt on Priceline for super cheap and it just felt so good to get out of town. We kept looking at each other, shaking our heads, wondering why we don't do it more often.

The girls were in heaven... "all of us, as a family, in ONE room! I won't even be scared!" Mila must have said that a million times. Finn didn't sleep great, but I'm not sure if that was the hotel, or the fact that he's rolling over in his crib now and waking himself up. I'm hoping he learns to get cozy on his belly soon.

Of course I'll have to post a few photos soon. Happy Memorial Day!


Coordination Queen said...

Love my wheat grinder. There is just something about the whole process start to finish that just makes me happy... It might be that luscious slab of warm bread that you eat at the end... :)

Jeanette said...

Way to go Lillie! If it falls repeatedly, try to let it only raise to the top of the pan before you put it in. It most likely got too high. Also, if you can get your hands on a grapefruit, squeeze 1/2 of the fruit into the bread dough, it will help the gluten develop and provide more structure, so it will stand up better. Keep it up! By the way, your living room pictures look very professional, you've arrived!