i love you, breadmaker. let me count the ways:
1. you make practically no mess
2. measuring out ingredients takes practically no time
3. you make better bread than i ever did by hand
4. your timer makes weekday bread a snap 5. you don't heat up the house.
first loaf: whole wheat, made with wheat flour from the farmer's market. i made several fatal (or so i thought) mistakes with this dough, but, by the powers of the breadmaker, it came out anyway. not perfect, but real good. it did its job holding up my homemade veggie burgers......the recipe for which was from vegetarian times, but i won't recommend it. too much oatmeal. i love oatmeal, but not baked and placed on a bun. not nearly mushroom-y enough.
today i zipped home for lunch, washed some dishes, put in the ingredients for this loaf...
...put on the timer, and it was done after i got about 5 steps into the house after quitting time. no kidding.
how's your garden coming? i have about 324286 green tomatoes and peppers, but nothing to harvest. one squash blossom. last night, i just pulled some spinach, lettuce, and strawberries, which sounds more like an early june harvest than late july.
i'm getting antsy for my first very own tomato.