I've been baking my own bread now for awhile. I had bought some store bread during the week the baby was due since kneading was out of the question for a bit. A week or two ago I was out of bread and I opened up my freezer to find one loaf of store-bought bread I had forgotten about. Secretly, I was relieved that I didn't have to make any bread. (But that's a secret, so pretend you didn't read that.) I busted out that bread and... was surprised by how gross it was! Becoming accustomed to homemade bread was a slight adjustment, but going back to store-bought bread, even for a little while, was a shock to the taste buds. Ugh! I hope I won't have to do that again soon.
Unsecretly, I have been pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoy making bread, especially once I found some trustworthy recipes. I love that I can do that for my family and that I know what is going into their mouths when I make them a sandwich. What a wonderful sense of satisfaction! And I don't need to tell you how amazing freshly baked bread tastes. Mmmm!