As I've mentioned several times, I've been trying to get it that at least the bulk of the food we're eating is homemade. This is both because it does actually work out cheaper, and because I wanted to know what's really in our food, and avoid all the extra addatives and such you get with microwave meals and things like that. Seeing that I really was doing this, my Mam brought me a birthday present that she let me have early. Very early, actually, since she gave it to me a couple of weeks ago. In fact, I think I mentioned it around the time she gave it to me. Anyway, it's a bread maker, and the photo below is of the first loaf of bread I made in it.
I couldn't make bread myself before, because I don't have anywhere warm enough for the dough to rise properly (at least, not where the dough wouldn't be in the way). But ever since I got the bread maker, I've made my own bread every couple of days (using a recipe given to my Mam by my Grandad).
Gotta love that smell of freshly baked bread! :)