There is nothing better than homemade bread right out of the oven. I made a batch of the Master recipe of Boule from the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. My friend, Lisa, has been begging me for months to buy this book. I have resisted. Yet, after my last bread disaster I ran to the bookstore. I wasn’t perfectly certain which book it was that she had been raving about. I bought the wrong book. The next day she and I ventured out to an afternoon movie and she surprised me and brought me her book to borrow. I am so thanking her right now.

It rained cats and dogs today and the kids didn’t have school. We made dough and we baked bread. Delicious. Easy-Peasy. The bread, literally, just came out of the oven. Our house smells so good. We let it cool for about 10 minutes and then we slathered it with butter. So good.