Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Sights and Smells Of Home

Whew!! It feels good to sit down! I have had a full day in my kitchen and it is only a little after 2 pm! I decided it would be a good bread making day. It is only 63 degrees here and the windows are all open! A nice "sweater day".I got 2 loaves of white bread done and set 2 loaves of whole wheat out for their final rise.The house smells heavenly!!!! While I was making bread, I started a big batch of homemade Macaroni Salad. It will probably be my last batch of the season. I only make it in the summer months.Charlotte helped by chopping up the celery and red peppers. I diced the cheese, eggs and onion.
I always use my Grandmother's old canning pot to mix the salad up before putting it into a big Rubbermaid type bowl and into the frig to set. I have a Ladies Night Out, potluck dinner tonight and the church picnic is tomorrow, so I made enough for both!
I also grilled up some chicken tenders that needed to be cooked. Perfect for throwing on a salad, or on a slice of whole wheat bread!

My bread slicer is a big hit with many of you. I hope you know you can order one from The Wood Loft for $28 and some change, plus shipping (I have their phone number). It is ideal for those of you who bake your own bread.

The slices are the perfect size. Do I sound like a commercial?? I just love this thing so much!

My kitchen is all cleaned up except the 2 loaf pans soaking in the sink, and the draining dishes I washed. Those can all wait.

I am trying to decide if I want to work on the Basket Case quilt, (which is 1/2 way done, btw)....

or play in my sewing room with my latest pleasure....

Look at these new deep greens I got. Think "Evergreen trees". I can almost smell them!

I think I will grab the Basket Case quilt and put my feet up while the whole wheat bread is baking. I better scoot....I think it is about ready to go in!

Have a wonderful weekend!!


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Yummm, I can almost smell the home made bread. Love your Basket quilt.

blushing rose said...

I wondered in my email note with you what you were referring to as a bread cutter ... now I know. I may call him back & have it thrown in also. That is so cool, never saw one before.

Again, Bren, TYSM for everything.
Have a great weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

Niki RuralWritings said...

Oh both the bread and salad look delicious! Can I come along to both...the pot luck and church picnic???? I want one of those bread slicers...wonder if they ship to Canada?
Have a blessed Lord's Day :)

Mrs.B said...

OH thanks for sharing your home with us today


Debi said...

I can semll the bread now, and your basket quilt is beautiful.

Meggie said...

I can almost smell your bread!! Looks very nice. I love macaroni, but with cheese sauce is my favourite!

Crispy said...

Will you adopt me? LOL
Half way on the Basket Case, You go girl!!
I made a small batch of macaroni salad yesterday...I put green olives in mine.
Love the greens !!
Have fun at the potluck and picnic!!


Copper's Wife said...

The green fabrics are gorgeous! What a wonderful, full, fruitful day you had. Good for you!! Have a blessed Lord's Day tomorrow.

Guðrún said...

Mmmm the bread is looking good.

Alex said...

Thank you for being so open in your blog. I just recently found you and I am blessed by the abundance of the wisdom you share!
I've been in process of overhauling my homemaking and you have already provided some much needed guidance. I've been digging through old posts and drinking it all up.
I'm looking forward to learning more from you!

Anneatheart said...

Ooo, I need that bread slicer! Well, for when I start baking bread again. Thanks for the info on where to get it.