After going a week without bread, I decided I wanted to warm up the apartment on Friday night by making my own. Now I’m kind of obsessed with making soda bread because it’s so fast and requires no special ingredients. Instead of buttermilk, I used whey that was leftover from making yogurt.
By Saturday night, we finished the loaf so I made another one on Sunday morning. Warm soda bread paired with coffee from the chemex. Simple pleasures.
I have to admit, I can’t handle bread the way I used to. I used to loooove good bakery bread and could eat a baguette by myself. Now, we can keep it in the house and I don’t even touch it. After eating all of the soda bread, I was not even in the mood to eat pizza for dinner Sunday night. Sometimes, I’m not in the mood for pizza because I don’t like the heavy feeling from so much bread. I don’t know when that happened because I used to say I could eat pizza all day, ever day. Buuut, I still consider pizza one of my favorite foods of all time.
Hey, it’s Thanksgiving week! Is it time to eat yet? I have to work on Friday, so it will just be the two of us hanging out at home on Thanksgiving. I don’t mind it at all; I’m looking forward to quiet and calmness. The downside to Thanksgiving for Two is that I don’t get to eat a few bites of 10 different side dishes. Waaaah. Since it’s just us, the menu is staying really simple.
While I was at work on Saturday, Brian went to the farmer’s market to get the supplies. Unfortunately all of the turkeys were in the 16-lb range – wayyyy too big so we got a lil roast chicken.
- roast chicken
- mashed potatoes
- paleo stuffing
- classic sausage and apple stuffing
- brussels sprouts with bacon
- pumpkin pie (via Alton Brown)
I guess that looks pretty plain huh? Isn’t this what the average American family eat this on a regular Sunday night, haha. It’s special enough for me! Challenging, even. I’m ok with roasting chicken, the pie is Brian’s specialty, and the brussels sprouts are in my regular rotation. But I never make mashed potatoes or stuffing so I’m not sure how those will turn out. I don’t think I’ve ever made a good stuffing so maybe this year will be the year.
I’m making the paleo stuffing for myself not because I’m worried about eating clean for Thanksgiving (I will be eating pie! and mashed potatoes!) but stuffing is one of those things I would binge on if it’s there, and then see my previous comments about bread. If I dive into that stuffing I probably wouldn’t save room for pie. Plus I’ve made that recipe before and I genuinely love it.
Now I have to figure out what to make the night before and for lunch while I’m cooking. Um, pizza?