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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bye Bye Bread Machine

I was so inspired by Beckie's love for her bread machine "Susie" that I asked to borrow my dad's bread machine. It had been sitting in his basement for a few years and I had grandeous plans of making bread, rolls, pizza dough, and *maybe* even homemade pretzels.

The first bread attempt was an Italian seasoned bread with a very thick crust. The inside was great! My second attempt went even better with a classic white bread. I ate most of it myself, and then went to the OBGYN for a check up the next day.

My weight was WAY, WAY up! More than any pregnant woman should gain in a month. The doctor gently reminded me to watch my carbs, and then laughed her way out of the room when I mentioned that I had borrowed my dad's bread machine. "Get that thing out of your house", she told me.

I suppose the Amish Friendship bread that I did TWICE this month didn't help. And the many brownies and chocolate chip cookies this month are showing up too. I'm going to chill out and start eating strawberries instead of carbs. I've started buying extra every week since they are in season and cheap, and freezing them so I'll have them available during the winter too. (I just wash them, chop them up and freeze on a tray for a couple hours before throwing them in a baggie)

Isn't blueberry season coming up soon?



Donna said...

I'm not glad you're gaining weight because of your carb. overload, but after the first check in where I gained 8 lbs and you gained 2 or something like that - I'm kind of glad to know I'm not the only one putting on weight here. I think you look great no matter what your doctor says. Strawberries - great idea. I don't think blueberries are in season until August.

The Dragonfly said...

Thanks for stopping by my Dragonfly world! I've spent some time perusing your space and have to declare that you are one talented and VERY RESOURCEFUL woman! Keep on inspiring!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

I hadn't thought of freezing strawberries...great idea!

I have a huge bread machine sitting on my counter that I never use. Where did you get your recipes?

Kristin said...

We asked for a bread machine one holiday ago, but I guess it's a blessing we never got one. That could have the potential to be very bad for me and require a bread intevention.

Infarrantly Creative said...

Poor Susie back to dad's house...maybe after the baby ;-) I love your petals in your Cascade thing too. I love interchanging them all the time on Kayla


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