Product Recommendation (To add to your level of domesticity)
We happily received our very first wedding gift in the mail last week. It was from our dear friends, A & B. It was an Oster Express Breadmaker. I was super excited when this was added to our registry, because just the idea of making my own bread sounded so very…..domestic. And I am not one who has a history of being overly domestic, but I am taking the months leading up to my pending nuptials (only 2 more months to go!) to get some extra practice in.
I used it for the first time this past weekend when my parents came up to visit us. For dinner on Saturday night, we decided to have various forms of meats, mashed potatoes, salad, and then to top it all off, fresh bread! My first batch was French bread, and it was absolutely delicious, and simple to make! There were very few ingredients (bread flour, water, olive oil, sugar, and yeast). The *only* drawback (and I really do not consider it one) is that it takes 3 hours and 50 minutes to make it. So, planning is involved, but that is what being domestic is right, planning ahead?
The best part of it is that there is a time delay timer, so you can have it start while you are out (doing…outside…domestic things!) and come home to the invigorating smell of fresh bread.
In short, I highly recommend this product, easy to use, the end product tastes great, and it is relatively inexpensive.