I enjoy grinding my own grain. I haven't been able to in awhile because my Kitchenaid, which I use with my Messerschmidt grain mill attachment, was heating up too much while grinding.
Thankfully, we were able to exchange it for a model with a more powerful motor, and now we have a beautiful 575 watt professional mixer. I love it!
The great part is that the store allowed me to use a 20% off coupon on the new mixer, bringing my out-of-pocket cost to only $20... a savings of $80.
What's even better is that they gave me a rebate form to submit for $40 back and a two year subscription to Food and Wine magazine. So, I guess you could say that I came out ahead $20 and a subscription :o)
I was reminded about something as my hard white winter wheat was grinding today. I guess you could say that I had a "fish and loaves" moment. To my fellow grain-grinding mamas out there, you know what I'm talking about: GOD ALWAYS GIVES MORE THAN WHAT WE PUT IN.
He really does. I measure out three cups of wheat, and after it's ground, I find that I have five cups of flour. It amazes me. He amazes me.
There's too many blessings to count, isn't there?
Today I'm thankful for my new (free!) mixer, wheat for only .59 lb, God's divine multiplication, yummy melt-in-your-mouth bread slathered with real butter and black cherry jelly... and for my family to share it with.
What are you thankful for?
(This post is linked with Frugal Friday @ Life as Mom)