13 February 2013

There's a lesson in here somewhere...

While my mom was in town, we took full advantage of her Costco membership, including buying the Kitchaid mixer I've been salivating over a year.  Since then I've made, cookies, more cookies, muffins, pizza crust, banana bread and my own whole wheat bread.  In fact the whole wheat bread turned out so good, we've seriously thought about not buying sandwich bread again and just make our own (it's like a 5 ingredient bread and turns out like Great Harvest honey whole wheat!  Yes, please!)

So here's where life started to get complicated.  See, the blog I got the recipe off suggests that milling your own whole wheat flour is the way to go over store bought whole wheat because fresher tastes better.  So I start looking into it.  I don't really want to buy another expensive kitchen appliance, but I think I can grind the flour in the Vitamix my mom gave us (it was their old one.  Yes, I got a baby, a stand mixer and an amazing blender all in one month, booyah!)  So I start researching that.  Results are inconclusive...

But, I also start looking into wheat and I notice you can buy hard winter red or hard spring white and I'm like, what's the difference, yo?  (Yes, I talk like that now.)  So I start searching and all this info comes up, and I'm still not sure what to buy yet (both I'm thinking, both is good.)  Then, on another blog the writer mentions that you should sprout your wheat berries for even healthier bread, and she shows you how to do it.  So now I'm looking into how to do that, and what I need, and phew!  Life has just gotten very complicated!  What was I trying to do?  Oh yes, I wanted to make bread.

So I start thinking, maybe I'm overthinking this a bit, okay a lot.  I just want to make bread, and I don't have to do all the extra steps to do that and get yummy, good for us bread.  So maybe that's the lesson in this, that life doesn't require all the extra steps to get the blessings we need.


A couple of days later I start thinking that maybe the lesson is if we put a little extra effort into our lives, we can receive even more blessings the the simple original ones.

So now I'm confused.  Which lesson am I suppose to be getting out of this experience?  Maybe both?  Both is good.