Last Saturday Emily and I did a bit of garage sale shopping, and in addition to adding more items to her summer wardrobe, I also found a fabulously chatty old lady selling a bread maker. Eric and I have talked about getting one (a bread maker, not a fabulously chatty old lady) for awhile, so I scooped it up. I know that bread makers have been around for quite some time, and I've understood - in theory - how they work. But I tell you I was still absolutely STUNNED when I put my ingredients into a small canister (without even so much as mixing them), closed the lid, and a few hours later had a wonderful smelling, fresh loaf of bread! Seriously, that was way too easy for how good it tastes! Last night we even made pizza dough, and had a wonderful (and healthy) pizza topped with tomatoes, onion, and spinach. Who knew my happiness could be bought with a new $5 toy?!