Friday, April 21, 2017

Loaves of Love

I have four meat loaves baking. I hope they are good. I will freeze three of them or give them away. The loaves of love are made from leftover fougasse flat breads I made on Easter and I couldn't bear to feed to the birds. I broke up the fougasse into 2" pieces and then soaked them in buttermilk while warming them in my crock pot. (Yes I am crazy!) My husband notices that I've changed my plan five times in 20 minutes and I've used every pot in the kitchen. "Just like a painting, you never know where it wants to go," I say. "I'm getting a little crabby. What if they taste awful? Then I'll feed it to the birds," I say laughing. I added a pound of peeled and chopped carrots, four white onions, fresh garlic, red chili flakes, oregano, basil, four eggs, Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup using Marion Cunningham's approach. Did I mention I added ground beef and ground pork? Speaking of memory, I forgot to throw in the parsley which I bought thinking it was cilantro. I even tasted it in the store and thought it was cilantro. Life is funny. Laugh out loud.

They came out great. We ate one loaf right away. The others we'll probably eat over the weekend.