Uh-oh. I'm afraid I've fallen for bread making. Last time I went through a bread-machine phase, I think my husband and I gained ten pounds. I was making loaves every other day, tossing in all kinds of extra ingredients (dried apricots & nuts; chunks of sharp provolone; chocolate chips -- I think I even threw in some ham). I think I burnt out the motor with my whole wheat breads. Anyway, breadmaker gone, bake to buying bread.
Then Molly started a movement. I looked at the flickr group she set up. I read her delicious entries. I found a lecture on line of the problems with factory made bread. Yeah, I'm in.
Presenting, the first loaf. Recipe: Fast White Bread from the Joy of Cooking. Kind of ironic, because I really only buy whole wheat or artisan white bread. But anyway, the kids loved it, and I must admit, it was good. Started it at breakfast and had a turkey sandwich for lunch. I really would like to progress to some artisan breads, but hey, baby steps. I'll enjoy the process.