Yesterday I was stuck working my lovely retail job all day. Turns out, this wasn’t a bad thing. The weather in Southern California was absolutely insane! I spent the drive to work dodging falling branches and hydroplaning through lakes in the middle of the roads. Apparently, right after I left, THIS happened:
Since that tree just happened to block off my way home, I decided to take a long, leisurely lunch at work.
Jane Eyre, a glass of red wine, freshly baked bread and olive oil. How uppity am I?
There were also some braised short ribs on wilted spinach later, but that de-snobs my premise. Plus, the picture came out blurry.
By the time I headed home, a huge firetruck had shoved the big tree out of the road and, after rerouting me through two different neighborhoods, I finally pulled into my driveway in one piece.
I received another package from Foodbuzz and decided that baking would be a perfect way to spend a chilly evening.
Although I received this bread free from Nature’s Pride, my opinions are my own. WOW, having to say that all the time is going to get annoying! I like that this bread actually expires in six days and isn’t stuffed with preservatives like other store-bought breads so they’ll stay mold-free for two months.
I LOVE WHOLE WHEAT! Not sure why they felt the need to add raisin juice concentrate, vinegar, cultured corn solids or soy lecithin. Or whey for that matter. GREAT bread can easily be made with whole wheat flour and grains, water, honey, salt and yeast.
One thing I know, it makes a DANG GOOD bread pudding!
I may have a little bread pudding problem… Once I have it, I have to keep having it until all the bread is gone from my house. Uh-oh…
This bread pudding is a miniature of my Magical Bread Pudding. I basically split the recipe in half and filled a really teeny ramekin. I also subbed coconut milk for soy milk. The result? A souffle of warm cinnamon, sweet chocolate and moist (sorry) bread with crunchy flax seeds throughout. I haven’t tried the bread on its own, but for this recipe, it’s a winner!
Today looks like it’s going to be sunny, but after my pompous lunch and bread pudding, I don’t know if I’m okay with that…
Curling up and watching an indie-film marathon sounds much, much better to me!
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I love everything about this post, except the weather. Wine + good book + great bread with olive oil sounds like the perfect way to ride out a storm.
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If it were a sunny day out, I don’t think I would’ve felt so cozy and French, though. I’m one of those weird ones who hate the sun and would love to have rain all the time!
Haha, wow, I had no idea SoCal was having such crazy weather right now. But it does give a great opportunity for quiet, cozy meals.
Oh, and thanks for commenting on my blog! I was oh-so-classy and camme with my own bag. Theu weren’t handing out take-home samples, but I was given some usually when I asked– or offered to be mailed some. Saying you’d love to review them and raise some buzz on your blog is a good way to get free stuff.
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GENIUS! I’m going to start trying that everywhere I go!
Jane Eyre. Love you!
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Holy crap! That is a big tree down! We had wind and rain but nothing that bad. My mom is in town from Chicago and she announced that rain in LA is like a blizzard in Chicago.
Everything I do is pompous, so this is amazing. Speaking of which, lets go to Ladyface soon. And talk about…umm…something pompous?
They just came out with a new seasonal beer called London Calling – extra bitter. London is pompous, that would work!
That bread pudding image looks mouthwatering. I think I need to try this bread pudding thing. Does the bread need to be stale?
I’ve never tried it using stale bread. Regular fresh works wonderfully!