I love a good fake holiday. You know, “National ________ Day” (fill in the blank with just about anything: potato chips (March 14), yo-yos (June 6th), Chocolate Eclairs (June 22nd. Why have I not been celebrating this?!), square dancing (Nov. 29th), and moles (Oct. 23. I don’t know if it celebrates the animal or is a day to check for skin cancer).
Today is a really lovely day; it’s the World Day of Bread. Not only is bread one of my favorite foods (I have filled up entirely on the bread that comes before a meal because I love it so), but it is found in every culture. It’s truly a global food. And what else is as comforting as freshly-baked bread?
So how about making some bread today? If you’ve never made it, maybe you should give it a whirl. If you have a bread machine that’s been languishing in a cupboard, how about dusting it off and putting it to good use? Think how happy everyone will be on a cool, autumn day to walk in the door to be greeted by fresh, warm bread.