Doesn't "Baking Day" sound nice? The promise of all sorts of treats and hearty breads full of lovely flavor and even health?
The problem with having a Saturday baking day is that Saturday is our family day. We're usually not home.
Therefore, my way of making this happen is to bake during the week. I try to save money by combining oven meals with the baking. I've also realized that long-baking items should be done in the winter and short-timers should be done in the summer. (Sometimes I'm not very quick to figure things out.)
One thing I am DETERMINED to do is bake our own bread. I bought the book, Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day (posted about it HERE), but I'm having trouble. Trouble with a capital "T." There's something wrong with my oven. The bread rises beautifully. The outside tastes great. The inside, however, is never cooked. Recently I had a roast that overcooked on the outside and was raw on the inside. Something is definitely up with my oven.
Once I get my oven situation under control, though, I plan to bake bread every other week and freeze the loaves. I am SO tired of paying $3-$5 a loaf!!!
My plan (when the oven is in order) will be to plan to bake something any time I need to use the oven for other dishes, and to bake our supply of bread twice a month.
But not on Saturday.