Cold days are great for baking. It adds a little heat and steam to the house, smells wonderful, fills bellies, and makes smiles. All these things make baking the perfect activity for a cold day. I usually start with bread. It takes the hottest oven. We step down the oven temperature as the day progresses, taking advantage of the heat already soaked into the baking stone. Today we started with a braided bread. The dough was already in the refrigerator, so it was an easy fast thing to start with.
While we baked, the dogs played. I'm thinking the house might be too small for two dogs.