Wednesday, February 22, 2012
a yummy meal
We had such a nice meal a few nights ago--I wanted to share here. I tried the beef/barley/mushroom/kale soup from the current issue of 3191 quarterly. I'm always on the lookout for a new soup and this one was excellent. I'm so happy when a new recipe works out (bonus: I had a half a pound of ground beef leftover in the freezer which is exactly what the recipe called for. Love that).
And . . . I also have been wanting to get into breadmaking (a bit) again. I'd kind of given up for awhile because I work freaking full time and, you know, it's unrealistic to think I'm going to make all our own bread. I won't do that, but somehow I was motivated to pull out my copy of Artisan Breads in 5 Minutes a Day and try the wheat sandwich bread. Rainer and I mixed this up on Sunday and chilled it overnight. It was easy to bake up on the Monday holiday and a nice thing to take on our picnic and to have as toast with the soup for dinner (I baked all 3 loaves at once). So if you have the book, I highly recommend pulling out out again.