A CLEAN SLATE FOR BREAD MAKING. OUR KITCHEN IS VOID OF COUNTERTOP CLUTTER AND IT’S JUST THE WAY I LIKE IT. IT PUT ME IN THE MOOD TO WHIP UP A BATCH OF EASY TO MAKE, 4 INGREDIENT, CRUSTY BREAD!
I’m finally sharing with you our kitchen once all the Christmas stuff was down and stored again until next year. I like my kitchen to be a clean slate, I’m not big on countertop clutter, all the small appliances are in the pantry where they live full time (there’s a shelve and outlets in there so things never have to come out).
It always feels so nice to have things tucked away again and back in order. Don’t get me wrong I love a beautiful kitchen with much loved things displayed, and I do do that from time to time but my favorite look is the clutter free look. There’s a difference between kitchen collections and just plain junk in my opinion. My favorite things on kitchen counters are cutting boards, fresh flowers, wooden spoons, white dishes, and plants. Right now we have a big ole’ canister of gum balls in the kitchen. I’m in love with the color pop they give the room and with hardly any sun showing it’s face right now the colorful gum looks happy to me.
I’m excited, today is the day our new furniture arrives. This will be the last time you’ll see what’s in today’s photos. I don’t know why but I’m a little nervous about it all. The fabric was special order, so I’m stuck wether I like it or not. I ordered less furniture than I need for the room, but I’m going to work with what we ordered for a few days before ordering anything else. I ended up with a sofa, and Morris recliner, and a leather swivel rocker (the rocker can be returned if I don’t like it in the space). If that ends up happening I’ll be back to the drawing board.
I’ve purchased new furniture several times over the years and have never had this much trouble deciding on what to get. I did pick things I normally wouldn’t have but I was ready for something new and ready for a look that I haven’t had before. I guess the stress of it all will be over today once the stuff arrives, which also means I’ll have to move the current furniture back out onto the deck.
Once the kitchen was back in order it put me in the mood to make a crusty loaf of homemade bread. This is so easy to make, it’s a no fail recipe, and is delicious smothered in fresh churned butter. There’s something about working with the dough that’s relaxing to me. I think of the women from the prairie days making it on a daily basis. I’m sure it wasn’t so enjoyable to do when it was a daily chore though. You can find the recipe here: BREAD
Wish me luck with the new furniture and I’ll be back soon to share with you what we purchased and to see how it all comes together. Fingers crossed!