“…It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that proceedeth
out of the mouth of God.
I enjoy good toast and appreciate our toaster. As I continue to practice being thankful for things in my home this year, I want to give a shout out to our useful and faithful toaster. It’s not fancy and wasn’t expensive. It doesn’t have multiple features. It simply toasts—light to dark. That’s its job, toasting slices of bread to make them taste yummier. We use it to prepare our bread for the array of toppings and sandwiches we like. Until recently, it hasn’t let us down. Now, it’s starting to turn our toast into crispy black tiles and practically insisting we retire it.
Replacing good tools make me sad. I kinda get attached when I depend on them every week. I like this toaster. It has a vintage, rounded, shape and chrome-looking finish. It toasts two pieces, with openings wide enough for bagels. It’s sentimental too and reminds me of the old toaster our dear senior friends used to make toast for us. Unfortunately, we have to let it go. Nothing stinks worse than burnt toast, especially when it’s the last piece of bread in the house.
A quick Google search led me to the Wikipedia page about “toast” where this was posted:
“Toast is bread that has been browned by radiant heat.”
Doesn’t that sound deliciously enticing?
Toasting for Taste
Toasters are an awesome invention. They enhance the carb eating experience by bringing out the best smells, tastes, and textures of bread. How can I not be thankful for that? This beautiful food transformation makes my mouth water every single time the bread pops up from the toaster.
Dry toast is good with a cup of hot tea or coffee or even when you’re sick and queasy. Toast just tastes good. (In fact, it sounds so good right now, I’m going to toast a “whole grain” English muffin and smear it with cream cheese to have with my hot Chia tea. Break time!)
Yes, that was yummy! Now, where was I?
Toasting for Toppings
When I splurge and have toast, I enjoy it with any topping or sandwich. I’m not real choosy but here are some favorites.
- Real Butter
- Nut Butters (Almond’s our choice)
- Cinnamon Sugar
- Cream Cheese
- Jelly (Hubby’s choice)
- Jam (My choice)
- Egg & Ham
- Tuna or Chicken Salad
Toasting with Truth
Can you believe Satan (a created being) tried to command Jesus (His Creator) to turn stones (Jesus created) into bread? He didn’t get anywhere with that line. But, I guess Satan thought he could tempt Jesus because He hadn’t eaten in forty days and nights.
Bread is my weakness. If I went a few days without food, you could tempt me with a piece of bread made from rocks. Of course, a toasted piece of sourdough bread, dripping in butter, sounds more appealing than the stone idea.
However, in the Matthew 4 passage, Jesus presented Satan with a straight-to-the-point, you might want to remember this answer, “…Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
This made me think. If I would ponder a verse from God’s Word every time I eat toast, I might learn to appreciate that truth even more than my toaster.
Bring It Home
What color is your toaster and what do you like on your toast?
Praying for you as we grow together,