I got things a little out-of-order on this post. Normally the start of my week is Monday so… Today, Sunday, we’ll be having bacon and corn bread, chili dogs with a bread-free twist, and brats. Wait, hot dogs and brats in the same day? That’s stupid. We’ll switch and have calzones instead. I’ll be using this as the crust recipe, so I guess they’ll be more like hot-pockets than calzones.
I didn’t find rice flour in my outing. I know where I can buy some but I wasn’t able to get there. In the mean time I used a coffee grinder to grind 1/2 C at a time of white rice into a soft powder. My husband got all excited, thinking I’d bought fresh coffee beans, and groaned a little when I told him what I was doing. I added xanthan gum to the recipe according to package directions and an extra egg because some of our chickens lay small eggs, and I’m down to just the small eggs – those blond chickens need to get laying again. The corn bread cooked nicely. It was fluffy and soft and I preferred the taste. My family puts syrup on theirs. I prefer honey. My husband was pleased that I ditched the turkey-bacon for the real thing. “That’s a sacrifice I’ll just have to make.” He said and took a big, smiley bite out of the crispy bacon. Just wait till he sees that I didn’t buy the cheap hot dogs! The kids and I weren’t too thrilled with the bacon, but the six of us finished off the bread. Its a start.
For our calzone innards I was going to use cheese, tomatoes, and left-over ground beef. But we had our first downfall. Yep. One meal in. Our water heater went out and though it had nothing to do with my ability to cook I kinda went into panic mode and I caved with leftover pizza from the other day. Whatever.
With the pizza gone, dinner was back on track. My husband made sauerkraut (I can’t find the recipe), bratwurst, and steamed mixed veggies.
What I’ve learned from day 1: Plan ahead.