I grew up eating lots of yummy homemade bread and have worked in the past years to make as much of our bread as possible. I really like simple whole foods and don't like the boys (all of us really) eating food with preservatives and other ingredients I can't pronounce. But, the reality has been that while I've made some of our bread I just couldn't keep up with our toast and sandwich habits.
So recently when a friend told be about this book I knew that I had to get a copy. Luckily the library had it, and five minute bread has been filling our kitchen of late. The loaf above is the basic recipe, and I've been experimenting with more whole grain goodness the past couple weeks. We are loving it!
|A whole wheat raisin loaf with a little glaze made a fun dessert!|
It has been a nice right now to be accomplishing something amidst our business. Life right now is a bit stressful; we are looking for renters for our house, Jim is finishing the thesis, we found ourselves in Glasgow Monday to complete our visa renewal, we have a new baby, an international move is looming and we have no job prospects and thus, no idea what we will be doing after July this year. In my better moments I find myself full of peace, knowing that God has something planned for us. But in most moments, I find myself scrambling to put together some plan; I find myself thinking and rethinking our options and scheming ways to provide a home for our little family come autumn.
The boys know we are moving back to the states (after a few months in Switzerland this summer), but (thankfully) they are oblivious to the economy and lack of job openings at the moment. Yet, last night I listened to Rowan and Jonah say the Lord's prayer before bed and it struck me that our boys are asking God, their father, for their daily bread each night. And somehow, it gives me peace that that we can and are asking for something so basic, because we're going to keep on asking and I'm grateful we are heard.