Smart Habit Saturday


One of my goals this year is healthier eating for our family, especially the kids.

Last week I blogged about getting the kids to eat more fruits and veggies. This week my goal is a little more self focused.

A few years ago we purchased a grain mill. I love the taste of fresh homemade whole wheat bread and the kids will eat it too. The problem is that I don’t have time to make a loaf of fresh bread everyday.

Last week I decided that I was going to set aside one afternoon a week for baking our bread and other baked goods. I started baking at about 2pm, right as we were finishing up school, and my little one’s were going down for their naps. I finished everything by 7pm. I was not in the kitchen the entire time, I checked school work, worked on the computer, made dinner, picked up the house, but I kept the jobs short so I could go back into the kitchen to make the bread.

I felt like the afternoon was a total success. I was able to make a dozen bagels, 2 loaves of sandwich bread, 2 loaves of French bread, and I baked some sweet potatoes for lunches. I could have made more by doubling a few of the recipes, but they were new and I wanted to try them out first.




This will save me time and money (oven on once instead of every day), and we will be eating healthy home made food. Everybody wins!

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The Happy Housewife


  1. Hi! I live in Sugar Grove and came upon your blog through your good friend here. All of your food looks yummy! One thing I might suggest for bread, is to make a whole bunch of loaves on one day (my mom does this with her wheat bread and usually makes 8-10 loaves) and then freeze them. You pull a loaf out at the beginning of the day and it is thawed within the hour. You can’t even tell that it was frozen. Don’t know if you do this or not, but I thought I would share. Thanks for your tips. They are great!

  2. Mmmmm. Your oven delights!!
    I’m with the above commenter. I make bulk bread loaves and freeze them. Sometimes we eat them up so fast I wonder why I freeze them, though 😉 Save your old store-bought bread bags and put your home made loaves in there.

  3. Your house must have smelled absolutely dreamy!

  4. Looks wonderful! I am still trying to find a good sandwich bread recipe. Can you share yours? Thanks!


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