Ok, today’s post is a total cheat. The hubs had to go out of town for work and I did not make or eat anything picture-worthy yesterday, or really today either, for that matter.  I do make this bread fairly regularly though and took this picture a few weeks ago to save for an occasion like this.

The recipe is from my friend Jacki’s blog, and is actually mixed and kneaded in a bread machine first. Then I shape it in loaf pans for the second rise and bake.  I bought a used bread machine just for this purpose and rarely buy bread anymore.  I sub about 2 cups of whole wheat flour for the white.