A Better Loaf

While it’s not perfect, this loaf of sourdough turned out better than my first try a few weeks ago.


And yes, it’s half gone already :)


For dinner tonight, I went pretty easy with the chicken + veggies since the bread took up so much time and prep work this afternoon.


I thawed some chicken thighs this afternoon and coated them with a mix of:

  • Dijon mustard
  • Whole grain mustard
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon Juice
  • Herbes de Provence
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic

The chicken went into a 375 degree oven once the bread was  finished, and they baked for about 30 minutes.

While the bread was cooling and the chicken was roasting, I made a vegetable side dish that my mom made for us over Thanksgiving.


I cooked some sliced peppers and onions in a little olive oil until they were softened, and then added in some frozen green beans. Once the veggies were heated through, I added in some salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and the last of my garlic-almonds for some crunch.

It was a great dinner! Pretty easy, too, and the star was definitely the freshly baked bread.

But I’m pretty sure the smell of fresh bread lingering in the house is always a good thing.

Maggie just decided to snuggle down with Nick and we’re actually done with everything tonight! I folded the last load of laundry a few hours ago and put clean sheets on the bed. Nick vacuumed for me tonight while I was getting the laundry done – he’s the best.

I love heading into Monday with a clean house, clean sheets, and a good meal.

The only left to do tonight is put on my pajamas, cuddle down, and watch some Iron Chef :)



  1. That loaf certainly gets a prize for looks!

  2. I agree, nothing like starting the week when you feel well prepared. I would be all out of sorts if I had to go into a Monday without feeling like I had myself together.

    The bread looks wonderful, I can almost smell the sweet aroma! :)

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend sweetheart!

  3. That bread looks delicious!!
    I agree. I love feeling like I’m prepared mentally and physically for the week to come! Unfortunately, I still have laundry to do. However, I prefer to do a load or two each night.

  4. Yay, congrats on the baking success!


  5. The bread looks great!

  6. Now that is my kind of nightly to-do list: jammies, bed, food related television :-)

  7. it looks like it turned out beautifully!

  8. Looks like a good loaf to me!!

  9. great loaf of bread! and i love mustard on chicken. good choice :)

  10. Your bread looks great!

  11. wow that bread loooks aweeesome!

  12. Looks delicious! I’m always so envious of your baked goods.

  13. Sounds like you had a productive day, and the fact that your bread turned out beautiful must have topped the cake!! Have a wonderful week :-)

  14. That bread looks so good! I need to make some soon!

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