I think I’m going to turn into a loaf of bread. More specifically, sourdough bread. I baked my first loaf earlier this week and whoa. Life. Changing.
Since that first loaf, I’ve baked one almost every single day. This morning, I was up before 4:00 am to make sure the loaf I prepped yesterday afternoon could get its second rise in and bake before we go to church.
I think I have a problem and I’m not mad about it 🙂
I think it’s safe to say Sadie is diggin’ this new obsession of mine. I’m still going strong with baking challah a few times a week, too.
When I’m not kneading or feeding my starter, I’m researching hydration levels and tools and oven temperatures and flour varities. I’ve been flipping through this book on challah and this one on sourdough (<– affiliate links) and having a blast learning as much as I can.
Okay, other stuff besides bread.
Jimmy and I took Sadie to our neighborhood’s outdoor Christmas celebration last night and had a great evening together. There was hot cocoa, ice carving, and Christmas lights. We feel so blessed to live exactly where we do.
Sadie was fascinated by the Christmas tree and we were simultaneously sad and glad we didn’t put up a tree this year. It’s adorable seeing her experience new things, but we don’t have room for a tree in our house, and she was already trying to grab the ornaments off the town’s tree, lol.
Malcolm continues to be, well, Malcolm. He decided that he needed to sit on my Bible while I tried to read it the other morning. I was thinking maybe he needs some demons driven out of him? 😉
He is our naughty little guy and is always, always up to something. He makes life fun and keeps us on our toes. We thought he would calm down after a year or two, but at three-years-old, he shows absolutely no signs of slowing down!
Speaking of Malcolm, Sadie is very interested in his cat door. I’m telling’ ya, the best baby toys? They aren’t toys!
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Thanks, Dad! I love you! ❤
That sour dough bread was the best I have ever had!! Can’t wait till you make pumpernickel!
I’m glad you had fun at your light up night! I love the town you live in, it’s perfect for you and your family!
And just a warning – Felix still lays across everything I try to read 😑 and he will be 7 this month!
Love you beautiful mama ♥️🥰
Aww, thank you so much! That means a lot because you’re quite the bread connoisseur! I have a feeling Malcolm will be hyper for a long, long time haha! Love you! ❤
My husband has been making sourdough and we literally ate a whole baguette yesterday and most of a second one today!!
So awesome your husband is into baking! Sourdough is totally addicting 🙂
I am seeing an official bread business in your future, my friend! 🙂 I love reading about your baking adventures. Bread can be really tough to make, so you definitely have a talent for it.
Aww, thank you so much Nicole!! That means a lot! ❤
I knew that sourdough was going to turn out beautifully! Sadie sure does seem to be enjoying her loaf. 😊 We don’t have a Christmas tree set up either. We have 3 cats, two of them are 7 years old & a 3 year old… all of them are naughty & not at all slowed down so expect little Malcom to continue being rambunctious for awhile. It’s too cute how Sadie is always playing with him!
Aww, thank you Hunida!! Sadie was a big fan of that loaf! I’m glad you can understand the no Christmas tree thing and ahhh, I am in for it with Malcolm haha!! I can’t imagine having three!! But I also would totally love it 😉
Lol three is A LOT & they all require so much attention!!
Sourdough is so yummy! I haven’t made it homemade in such a long time, though! I’m glad you are having so much fun with all the bread you are baking lately. 🙂
Truth!! It’s downright addicting! Having so much fun 🙂
Oh my gosh this sourdough bread is making my mouth water!!! And I’m cracking up about the best baby toys not being baby toys—I was just talking with someone about that!! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Allie!
I wish you lived nearby! I’d totally bake you and DJ some sourdough!
Hope you had an awesome Christmas, Mackenzie!
You are the sweetest! Thank you so much 😊