Sometimes, Jan eats Alpen cereal for breakfast. For the last week, she has been saying, “I should make muffins with the Alpen one morning.” I finally caught on to what she was really saying which was, “You should make Alpen muffins one morning.” This is that morning.
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It is just Jan and me for a Saturday night. Eilene is off at a party, so Jan asked for something with mushrooms, like mushroom soup—something Eilene does not like. Soup calls for a salad and crackers.
In past St. Patrick’s days, I would make quick Guinness beer bread. This year my wife bought me a Fourneau Bread Oven for my birthday, as a result, she gets the recipe updates, not me. She forwarded this one for St. Patrick’s Day for our Sunday dinner with the family. I, kind of, followed their recipe.
My wife and I generally do not celebrate Valentine’s Day. Our first date was on February second, and that is the day we mark as ours—at the time, groundhogs were the furthest thing from our minds. This year, however, Jan took a fancy to a deli dinner with heart shaped crackers. Anything for my wife.
This posting is more of a “what do I do with the leftovers.” When I make a whole roast chicken we will usually eat only about half of it. If I have a left over breast, I will slice it for a Chinese chicken salad. If I have made the pan drippings into gravy, I have the joy of biscuits and gravy for breakfast, today with leftover fruit salad.
Several years ago, Mark Bittman introduced the world to a no-knead bread recipe created by Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery. This recipe used chemistry and time to create the gluten sheets necessary for a good loaf of bread. This soft dough was then dropped into a large Dutch oven to bake to crisp crusted perfection.