Last year we received the Artisan Bread Book (Thanks, Pam! Best gift ever.). At first I thought, "Well this is sweet but I'm not much of a baker. It's too precise for me." But then we learned how simple and tasty and completely open to possibility bread making can be. We've barely even deviated from the basic recipe since we love it so much. (And we eat enough veggies to not be concerned with carb loading, so bring it on!) I'm hard-pressed to find a meal that isn't made better with fresh bread.
Parker helped D with the mixing and shaping--adding a very important dash of love. And my other little elves delivered the fresh warm bread. I can't confirm it but I believe there may have been some doorbell ditching involved. 'Tis the season?