Tuesday, December 28, 2010

come to mama...

We got a bit of snow yesterday: this is what it looked like when we opened the front porch door. About 6-8 inches or so, on top of no snow we had before.


The house across the street looked especially wind - and snowblown, but sooo pretty!


Today the skies are clear, and I am looking forward to a walk in some wintry woods. I got up this morning when everyone was still sleeping, and made bread.  Thanks to my mom, who gave me some Christmas and birthday money early, I was able to afford THIS baby! I got it for a lot less than is says there, because it was a discontinued color. Hehe.  Mine is black metallic which sparkles. Real fancy. But what I care most about is the 6 quart bowl! I can make 2 large loaves of bread in one sitting.

rye bread

same rye bread, with a bit of knitting added while rising
(Project started last night: Cerulean Cardigan, in Ecological Wool) 

whole wheat bread
I am also using the mixer to make myself gluten-free bread, which is a whole lot stickier and is harder to mix and knead. But today was baking day for the family. The house smells really nice, and I get to feel all smug and competent.  :)

PS: Lyrics.

9 comments:

  1. Wish we had smell-o-vision on the computer, because those loaves look yummy! Can't wait to see the knitting as well! We had more than a foot fall out here and you can bet the Saint Bernard is the happiest one in the family!

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  2. Whee! I love baking bread, and I love my Kitchenaids. I received one as a wedding present. When it died of old age, a dear friend gave me our second. We gave our son one as a wedding gift. Our daughter has my mom's. I just think they are the best!

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  3. I used to make all our breads with my Kitchen Aid mixer when the kids were little. The first time they ate "Wonder Bread" at a friend's house they wanted to know why our bread didn't taste and feel like it. I told them because ours was "good, healthy" bread! LOL!

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  4. Ummmm....that looks delicious!

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  5. Yum. Looks great. Happy New Year! I am putting my order in for another five skeins of black walnut to start off 2011. Cathy

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  6. Your neighbor should make next years holiday cards with these pictures. Beautiful.
    Your breads look yummy too.

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  7. Gluten free bread: I'm looking forward to hearing how this goes!

    Best wishes,
    Lee
    Ravelry: leebernstein

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  8. You have no idea what envy you have caused in my house. I decided to get a Netbook rather than a Kitchen Aid this year for Christmas. Oh I do hope I made the right decision!!

    Have a wonderful New Year!

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  9. Yum!!! Your bread looks truly scrumptious!

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