All right, a quick post with a thank you, and a Super Bowl recipe for you! Thanks so much to everyone who has been reading this blog, particularly this past week. The Southwestern Quinoa Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette went viral, and took me by surprise. Surprise to the point where I thought the stat counter on my site was broken. I really appreciate all of the views and all of the great feedback that I’ve gotten. So thanks a million, and welcome to the blog for anyone who may be new! Continue reading
It’s funny to think of how long I went without hearing about beer bread, especially since I enjoy beer and have long cooked with it: beer brats, beer can chicken, beer braised brisket. When I finally did hear about it, I have to admit that I turned my nose up- while cooking with beer seemed like a great idea, baking with it? My reaction was probably similar to the boyfriend’s last night, when he simply said, “Say what??”
And then I tried it. All fears about bread that would taste like beer or have a funny aftertaste went out the window. It was fantastic! There may be a slight beer taste which remains, at least in the plain version, but it’s a welcome flavor, not the unpleasant interloper that I had expected. Then, after a period of making it fairly frequently, I went for a while without making beer bread. I still can’t explain that decision, but it’s back! And just as delicious as I remembered- now it’s also gained the approval of the boyfriend and Jazz, the latter of whom enjoyed vacuuming up a couple of crumbs that fell as I sliced it.