A lot of times I see pictures of people's food that they ate or made and I can't help but think- eww, that looks gross but probably tastes ok. I guess we can't all be food stylists like Dan. Anyway, I am going to do it- post a picture that doesn't give the food justice.
SO, a month ago I canned a bunch of my homemade tomato sauce. It was a little more acidic than I usually care for, but it is good for pizza and sandwiches.
On Wednesday as I was staring into our almost empty fridge I noticed a pack of veggie sausage and the tiniest bit of mozzarella cheese. Hmm- sausage sandwiches? So i whipped up some homemade french rolls and opened a can of my sauce, slopped everything together and BAM- dinner.
Side note- Once I got in the habit of making fresh bread it became so easy for me to incorporate it into my routine. I remember my mother-in-law telling me one time that if you keep something up for 2 weeks it is more likely to become a habit. I loved that advice. Well, we are venturing into our 3rd month without buying any bread and making it all at home. Go team Keenan!
French Bread recipe I have been using:
* 2 packages dry yeast
* 2-1/2 cups warm water
* 1 tsp. sugar
* 6 cups all purpose flour
* 1-1/2 tsp. salt
Make sure water temperature is 110 to 115 degrees F. Place water in a large bowl and sprinkle with yeast and sugar. Let stand for 10 minutes until yeast dissolves and starts to bubble.
Stir and knead in flour for about 5-8 minutes.
Let rise for an hour and a half then shape into whatever kind of bread you want. I made a braided loaf one time, a giant slicey bread another and then the long rolls.
Bake for 20-25 min at 425 degrees.