Tomorrow is my trip to town for grocery shopping. While mentally planning a “whatever-is-in-the-frig” dinner (Does anyone else do that the day before grocery shopping? I try to use up whatever is in the frig the night before I go for my weekly grocery shop to free up space for the new stuff, as well as not be wasteful of what is already made.) I realized that there was no bread.
I knew that I wanted to #1) bake bread as it was needed & #2) make a batch of Carrot Zucchini Mini Muffins from an online recipe that I had saved. So, after a quick search online, I found the French Bread recipe I wanted to use & went to work.
Results in less than three hours:
The French bread recipe is thanks to The Frugal Girl, Kristen. It is one of the simplest recipes for baking bread out there, in my opinion. And it makes a great loaf of French bread. The link to the recipe I used is here:
Below the rack with the bread is a batch of mini-muffins. I knew I wanted to try a healthier version of zucchini mini-muffins & I already had a cup of zucchini shredded in the frig. I had found a recipe on-line by Jenny Melrose that used real maple syrup instead of a sugar & I wanted to try it. They turned out super moist & yummy. Here is the link to the recipe I used for the mini-muffins:
You might notice I used paper liners with the mini-muffins. I live in a hot and humid climate; I am not sure if that is why I have such problems with mini-muffins & muffins sticking to my non-stick pans. The last time I made mini-muffins at least 75% of them did not come out of the pan neatly & besides them looking less than pretty, it was a mess to clean up, too. I am hoping the paper liners will solve the problem, without there being a lot of the finished product sticking to the paper liner.
Oh! And dinner was easy tonight.
Leftover lentil & rice salad with grilled onions & Parmesan cheese, along with salad & the homemade (still warm) French bread.
Livin’ the Adventure!