Mudcat Café message #4045096 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165215   Message #4045096
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
10-Apr-20 - 11:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
I'm making a second batch of rolls this week, and around midday my ex will pick them up when he delivers groceries for me. Since he uses a place called the UPS Store (in the US - they serve as a private post office so his parcels aren't left on his porch where they too often were being stolen) he goes once a week, and then pops across the street to the little but generally well-stocked Aldi. He always used to go to Albertson's or Walmart on adjacent corners at the same major intersection, but I guess people assume because they're large they'll have more stuff, yet they're routinely stripped of many staple items. I told him about shopping at Aldi because I couldn't walk well through those big stores right after the knee surgery, and I was finding they weren't low on most things. They do post limits, which helps. I think he's a convert to the idea that the little stores are simply doing a better job at keeping up their supply.

I couldn't face another homemade dinner last night and then decided what I really needed was breakfast for dinner. I made a Dutch Baby (with an 8" skillet I preheat it in the oven, then drop in 2T of butter to melt before pouring in the batter (1 large egg, 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup milk, whisked until smooth). Bake 20 minutes at 425o. (I find with this oven that about 18 minutes is enough - you can judge by the amount of brown around the rim of the thing.) Pour over a little maple syrup (I use Mapleine and make a home version) and beside it I had two strips of thick-sliced bacon. And since I have a couple of ripe bananas I made a small banana/strawberry/yogurt smoothie as a chaser.