I promise, I'll be by to visit you soon. If I take the time to read your posts, I will also take the time to comment.
And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts.
I have a meat slicer which I inherited from my mother last year and I've never used it. I was wondering if it would do the job of slicing the bread I made on Monday (see post here).
I brought it down from the upper cabinet, washed it up and used it. It took me awhile to remember that you need to hold down two buttons at once and move the bread at the same time. The slicing was no problem, once I got the hang of it.
I'm rather pleased with the results. The 4 loaves of bread will last all month.
I was able to get 17 slices out of the larger loaves, and 12 slices out of the smaller loaves. I froze the two larger loaves and kept the smaller loaf out for use. The 4th loaf has been sliced with a knife on an as needed basis. I'm guessing that slicing the bread with the slicer makes more slices so the loaf of bread would last longer. But I can't compare the two methods since I didn't count the slices from the loaf I am slicing manually. In any case, I far prefer the machine slicing method! The loaf at the top of the photo (below) was already in the freezer when I decided it needed a photo opportunity, lol.
The bread crumbs will be dried and added to my bread crumb "bag".
In other news, I haven't been very good about tending to my garden because we are getting enough rain to keep it nicely water. The garden is giving me pleasure with it's brightly coloured flowers and nice shades of green leaves. The herbs grow far too fast for me to use them all. The very tall plant to the lower right of the bird bath is parsley. I didn't know it could grow so tall!
The bird bath needs to be cleaned every now and then as all the blossoms from the tree above it get in the water. But the little birds love to come and splash on a sunny day. You can see there are a few clouds in the sky but overall the day was bright and hot. It's back to rain on Friday. It saves me from watering the plants.
Submission for SkyWatch Friday. Please check in there and see submissions from around the world.