To make things even easier for myself, I pre-measure all my dry ingredients and put them into jars with labels of what to add. This way, Brian can very easily start up the bread machine also without having to look for everything.
This jar method has been a great!
I love using 1/3 wheat and 2/3 white flour, but I might try a 50/50 loaf soon. The all wheat loaves were just too heavy and made almost a brick of bread!
Here's the machine in action!
I also like how quiet this model is and it doesn't slide/dance all around the counter when it mixes.
It's fun to get the soup going in the crock-pot and the bread into the bread machine and have the aroma of everything coming together around mealtime with so little effort spent on making it smell so good!