Can I get a little domestic on you for just a minute? Those of you who bake your own bread, how do you keep it from going stale? I’ve tried ziplocks and linen bags. Any other suggestions?
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Two thoughts on bread: 1. Are you putting any fat in it? A couple of tablespoons of oil (anything) or melted butter really help.
2. Smaller loaves, freeze it – even just for a day or two! As long as you don’t defrost it too quickly (i.e. the microwave), we tend to find that works :-)
Relief from anxiety? I feel ya, sister. I’ve been trying to be really mindful, paying attention of when I start to feel the anxiety, so I can make a conscious effort to stop it and invite the Holy Spirit to help me. :)
I’ve had a lot of luck using my glass cake stand for my homemade bread! Bags never worked for me either!
For my sandwich bread, I slice it and put it in the freezer, and then just pull it out whenever we need it. For other breads, eat quickly! :) But seriously, I mostly try and make smaller loaves and just bake more as needed, which is easy if the dough is in the fridge. Also freezing rolls works if you don’t mind not having a loaf per se. I’m going to check back here to see if any other commenters have ideas so I can stop justifying my rapid bread consumption “b/c it’ll go bad.” ;)
When my daughter was little and I stayed home I did alotta baking. After the first day I’d wrap the loaf in a dish towel then with foil around that. If any was left after the second day I stored it in the fridge. I always used recipes with some sort of fat and a bit of sugar in them as those help the storage.
I don’t know if you are open to this or not but I have family members and friends who at some time or other have used mild antidepressants for anxiety and it helps a great deal. Bless you, Jenna!
Thanks for the blog tip! Umm, and I have no suggestions for the bread problem, just kudos to you mama for making homemade bread WITH a newborn and two more littles!
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The pioneer woman has a killer bread pudding recipe with whiskey sauce ;-)
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Katherine Friedman says
Bread: freeze what you aren’t going to use in 1-2 days, pull out into the fridge to defrost.
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Prayers for melting away of anxiety…<3
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