If there is one thing that I have learned since this past Christmas, it’s that there are few things in life that are better than fresh baked, homemade bread!
It wasn’t always pretty, but thankfully, I think I’ve finally found my go-to loaf: French Baguettes!
If it wasn’t for my bread machine, I don’t know if I’d have ventured into bread-baking. I seriously just LOVE this thing. It’s such a snazzy contraption.
I have yet to venture outside of using the recipe booklet that came with the machine, but there are some incredible-sounding recipes in there.
Would you believe that there’s a chocolate chip cookie bread recipe in there? Ummm yeah, that’s definitely a must-try…along with those cinnamon rolls.
Tonight’s baguettes came out just as good, if not better, than my last batch. Here they are just after rising and getting ready to hit the oven…
Mmmmm…warm, crusty French bread is my paradise.
To go along with my bread, I cooked up the Potato Corn Chowder soup mix that we bought this past Saturday.
And I must say that, despite being a pre-packaged soup mix, this chowder had some serious flavor! The recipe called for using 2% or half and half, but I only had 1% on hand, which is why mine looks a little thinner. Nonetheless, it still tasted great AND was a little more “healthified.”
Not to mention the fact that it acted as the perfect base for some bread dunkage!
Topped with a little butter…
This meal was definitely the whole package!
Of course, as soon as we sat down to eat, somebody was ready to play some fetch…
So we played a few rounds until he tired out.
But before we knew it, he was back once again…
but this time, to cuddle. He’s my perfect cuddle buddy!
And I intend on cuddling with him all night.
Question for Tonight…Fill in the Blank:
Few things in life are better than _________________.