Bread Head

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.

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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 πŸ™‚

Toddler eating sourdough bread

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 sourdoughΒ (<– affiliate links) and having a blast learning as much as I can.

Okay, other stuff besides bread.

Mom and toddler with Christmas tree

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.

Black cat sitting on Bible

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? πŸ˜‰

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!

Toddler in cat door

Speaking of Malcolm, Sadie is very interested in his cat door. I’m telling’ ya, the best baby toys? They aren’t toys!

What are your recent obsessions? What’s your favorite type of bread?

16 comments

  1. 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 πŸ˜‘ and he will be 7 this month!
    Love you beautiful mama β™₯️πŸ₯°

  2. I am seeing an official bread business in your future, my friend! πŸ™‚ I love reading about your baking adventures. Bread can be really tough to make, so you definitely have a talent for it.

  3. 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!

    1. 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 πŸ˜‰

  4. 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. πŸ™‚

  5. Oh my gosh this sourdough bread is making my mouth water!!! And I’m cracking up about the best baby toys not being baby toysβ€”I was just talking with someone about that!! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Allie!

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