Monday, June 9, 2014

Bread and Jam

"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before...Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty—and I am not talking about the process of cleaning the rooms of your teenage children."  Dieter F. Uchtdorf


This was my creation today.
Freshly made strawberry jam spread onto thick buttered slices of homemade bread. 
I have no desire to know how many calories were in each slice, but on a day that I faced disappointment and judgmental comments from a friend, it was deeply satisfying to me to create something that was not only delicious, but beautiful as well.    

Although I regularly make homemade bread, this batch turned out extra tasty (probably because I used more white flour than usual) and we couldn't get enough of it! We ended up eating two full loaves ourselves and sharing another with a sick friend. There's still one more loaf left, which Spence so helpfully cut into tonight, so (oh darn!) we will have to eat that ourselves too.  

Now if I could just get my kids to like broccoli as much as they love homemade bread and jam....



Ethan Belisle said...

My two favorite things!!! That sounds so good to eat right now!!

Ethan Belisle said...

haha....i didnt't realize I was on my son's account!! This is Charlene. But he would enjoy homemade bread and homemade jam if I made it!!

annalisa said...

It looks delicious Lara! And beautiful!

Lillian S T said...

Have you tried roasting broccoli? Our kids love plain, steamed broc, but they can literally eat twice as much when it's roasted! Give it a try!

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