Happy Thanksgiving Wisconsin!

Dutch oven bread fills the house with a smell you can’t buy!

Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving

What a week it’s been so far. I’ve been on vacation from my day job since last Friday, and so busy. Yesterday I set the table for the holiday tomorrow, washed all the china, and prepped most of the food.

I finished the cranberries this morning, and took the turkey (which is not quite thawed completely) out of the bag. I decided today no matter what, I need to slow down, and have a Netflix binge day! Time to actually rest, and have some Amy time.

My Thanksgiving Table

I’ll tell you a little about my Thanksgiving table. I’m pretty excited! I don’t love everything about Hobby Lobby for obvious reason’s, but I do love a lot of their stuff. I picked up a new tablecloth this year, and some gorgeous native Indian statues I just adore.

I also get to use an antique find from a few years ago, my sweet pilgrim salt and pepper shakers. I think they are the cutest little couple!

Dutch Oven Bread

This bread recipe is starting to be an old favorite of mine. I began making bread during quarantine, and it calms my soul. The past few months have been tough, so this morning I decided to do something just for me, and fill the house with the smell of baking bread.

There is nothing better than the smell of bread baking, while enjoying a cup of coffee with Bailey’s! This recipe is so easy guys…..it’s one, two…three, literally! It’s also really, really beautiful when it’s done. It would be a great breakfast for tomorrow morning if your bird isn’t so big it has to go in at 6:00am! It also goes great with simple scrambled eggs.

Amy’s Dutch Oven Bread

Serving Size:
one slice or two LOL
12 hour prep time
1 hour baking time


  • 4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2-2 cups of warm water (I use 2 depending on the season, in winter you will need 2)
  • 1 1/2 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1 packet of yeast


  1. In the evening add all the dry ingredients together in a stoneware bowl.
  2. Add the water and fold together with a fork bringing up the flour from the bottom to combine.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit overnight at least for 12 hours to rise.
  4. In the morning spray the inside of your cast iron dutch oven with Pam cooking spray.
  5. Insert the dutch oven to your oven and preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  6. Add 1/4 cup of flour to a large wood cutting board and flour your hands.
  7. Remove the dough and bring together folding over and into the center on the bottom forming a ball.
  8. Remove the dutch oven when the oven is preheated and insert the round dough and cover.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes with the cover on. Remove the cover and brown for another 10-15 minutes until done!
The crust is always a masterpiece when it’s done! Cover with a flour towel and let cool. It will stay moist if it’s covered slightly while it cools! After that just cut and ENJOY!


Pour a hot cup of coffee, cut your bread, butter and enjoy! Relax and know that you are blessed, expecting family tomorrow or tonight, and be thankful for all you have!

This is a time of reflection, giving, and thanks. Life can be tough, I know, but most of us have more than we are missing, and the more we reflect on that, the better our days!

We appreciate each of you!

I truly appreciate each of you, and your blog subscription. This past year has been a year of learning, and growth for myself, and my H. The blog is reaching thousands every week and we couldn’t be more grateful! I give thanks for each of you, it means more than you could ever know!

Wishing you all a very happy, safe and incredible Thanksgiving FULL of lots of memories!

God bless us…..everyone!



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Happy Thanksgiving Wisconsin!

Search By Category

featured posts

search the blog

Join Our Email List