I've come to a revelation for all of you using bread makers you don't know what you are missing doing bread the old fashion way. Recently a friend got me re-hooked on bread again. Now it's becoming a weekly event. There is nothing more relaxing than kneading that dough, works out all your stress and takes you to your happy place for 10-15 minutes. My Mom says she loves to knead and I can see why. Those machines take all the fun out of it and honestly how much more time does it take. I'm thinking that years ago it was probably the only peace and quiet many women got in their busy lives of running a household, children, husbands etc. Had a nice potluck supper last evening, lots of good food (and you know that's important), got home and the fire had gone out and boy was it chilly in the house. Wood has it draw backs - can't leave home for long.
Time to check out the scrabble games. Enjoy your day!