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Fresh Baked Bread

Hello and happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? Have a great week πŸ™‚

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When I woke up Sunday, I was so happy to see it was raining. It’s funny because a few weeks ago, I complained about how it was constantly raining. We haven’t gotten rain in so long so it was nice to have kind of a gross day. Alex made us some pancakes to enjoy for breakfast. I paired mine with a glass of cranberry green tea.

After breakfast, I lounged around on the couch and finishedΒ “The Reason You’re Alive”. Just go get a copy of this book from your library, it’s so good! There were quotes that made me laugh out loud. I loved it so much and the message is amazing. It’s a book you don’t even realize has a message until the end, at least that’s how I felt. I loved it and will be recommending it anytime anyone asks me for a book to read.

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It was time for lunch so I made half a sandwich. We only had three slices of bread so I looked in the fridge and found leftover broccoli and roasted potatoes so I cute a piece in half to enjoy with the veggies. I wasn’t too sure if it would fill me up but it did for sure.

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I planned on baking a loaf of pumpkin bread but Alex’s mom called to say she baked a loaf for us. I didn’t think we needed two loaves so I opted to make baked oatmeal instead. I used this recipe and I’m hoping it’ll be a good and filling breakfast for the week. The mornings are in the awkward phase where it’s too cold for smoothies but too warm for oatmeal. I’ll report back on how this recipe turned out once I eat it.

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Yes it’s October and I’m wearing Shamrock socks…they were at the top of my drawer

A few weeks ago, JanaeΒ posted about making bread and the recipe had been bookmarked. I figured fresh baked bread would go really well with our leftover pasta for dinner so I gave it a try. It was actually super easy to make! Although, the mixer I was using did start to smoke…so let’s all send some positive thoughts that I didn’t break it :/ The bread was so good! The only thing I would change next time I make it is to take it out once it turns golden brown and then brush a little butter and sprinkle a little sea salt on top. Otherwise it is SO good!

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For dinner, we heated up our leftovers from dinner the night before. I personally think pasta is one of the hardest dishes to reheat as leftovers but after trail and error, I’ve found the best way to do it. I turn my oven to 350 degrees and place the pasta cold into an oven safe dish. After a few minutes, I stir the pasta up so evenly heats evenly and repeat until everything is hot enough (max 20 minutes). Sprinkle a little parmesan cheese on top and you’re all set!

After dinner, we got comfy on the couch. I started a new book and Alex did some stuff on the computer. When we’re hanging around our apartment, we always have music on in the background. Last night, Alex chose the “Crooners and Cocktails” Pandora radio station. After a bit, he asked if I would watch the Frank Sinatra documentary that HBO made. It’s a two part movie with each part being 2 hours long. We’re about an hour and thirty minutes into the first part and it’s really good. We only stopped because it was getting late and we needed to head to bed.

Question of the day: Have you ever made homemade bread?

27 thoughts on “Fresh Baked Bread”

    1. I’ve never made quickbread. My parents have a breadmaker and it really does have the best smell! Give me a piece with a little butter right when it’s done and I’m a happy camper. So good!

      Have a great Monday πŸ™‚

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  1. As a French woman, bread in an important part of my culture. I probably don’t as much bread as my French counterparts. However, I love to treat myself with a nice slice of fresh bread from time to time. I usually use a bread maker. It can take some time, but the taste is heaven!

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    1. I was in France earlier this year and bread is such an important part of your culture. The bread I had was amazing!! The good thing about a breadmaker is that it does all the work for you.

      I hope you are having a good day πŸ™‚

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  2. I’ve made quick bread too but haven’t done much with yeast bread. Maybe one day1
    Hope you have a great start to your week.

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    1. What is quick bread? You’re the second person to mention it and I’ve never heard of it. The bread I made was honestly so easy! Yes it took a lot of time but most of it was letting the dough rise. The work was minimal.

      Thanks Julie! I hope you have a good Monday πŸ™‚

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    1. It’s really interesting! Granted I’ve only seen about a third of it but so far so good πŸ™‚
      Seriously try out making bread! The recipe I used did take a lot of time but most of it was just so that the dough could rise, barely any work.

      Have a great day girl πŸ™‚

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  3. Yum – I need to try that bread recipe! I haven’t made homemade bread in forever…
    Love baked oatmeal, it’s such an easy breakfast if you have company – or if you want lots of leftovers πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for the book recommendation!

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    1. It was my first time making homemade bread and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be!
      It was so good! I wasn’t sure what to expect when I tried it.
      Of course! I hope you check it out and enjoy it.
      Have a great Monday, Erinn πŸ™‚

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  4. I totally agree – I am happy it’s a rainy day today πŸ™‚ I love having an excuse to be cozy inside.

    That bread looks incredible!! I’ve never made homemade bread before but you’ve inspired me πŸ™‚

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    1. It’s a rainy day today and I’m so ready to be lazy at home lol.

      Make this bread, it was seriously so easy! Yes it took a few hours but it was so the dough could rise. Minimal work if you are interested πŸ™‚

      Hope you are enjoying your day off!

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      1. That’s a long time. I wonder if it’s possible to prep them the day before you want to eat them. I’m totally going to make these on a special occasion.
        Thank you so much for sharing the link!! I really appreciate it πŸ™‚

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