Possibility of rain today, with moderately warm temps. Yesterday was fairly nice. Sun, moderate temps, and not too humid. Not many of those days left before summer really hits.
Slept in, didn’t get a whole lot done before I had to put my chef’s hat on. Dinner was a success with the birthday girl, her friends were a lot less enthusiastic about the lamb. Which is a shame because it was pretty good. I tried something different with the bread, and it worked out. When I was in college, we’d sometimes eat at a steak restaurant attached to a wholesale butcher. It was great food and cheap, and the meal came with “Roman Bread”. I’ve been thinking of that bread for a while, and finally decided to try finding a recipe and making it. The actual recipe from the restaurant was online, and it was straightforward.
It was as good as I remember, a hit with my wife, and the kids liked it. The yeast I used wasn’t very vigorous (the packet was one year past best by date) but it’s a pretty flat bread anyway, and it rose enough. The onions make it sweet, the rosemary makes it savory, and it has a great texture. It’s not as simple as true flatbread or tortilla, and uses more energy and ingredients, but it’s about half way there between a loaf and flat… I’ll be making it again, that’s for sure. Variations might be great too, like grated cheese instead of onion, or chopped chives, or any number of other things.
The Roman Bread is a lot like fruit cobbler, in that little can go wrong, you can do variations, and prep time is minimal.
Someone mentioned it in comments, but I’ll repeat that the Texas preparedness tax holiday continues until Monday midnight. As long as you order and pay before then, you get the tax back, or don’t pay it. The list and limits are here.
The problem with my truck not starting may not have been the battery failing. There was no juice, and the battery read 12.8v while connected, but a new battery failed to solve the problem. Still no start, still not enough juice to run any accessories. I will be troubleshooting that further today, I didn’t have time to look at it before, once I knew there was still an issue I just closed the hood and walked away. Very weird though.
The rest of today will be me working the list. And it gets bigger every day.
I encourage you, in the strongest possible way, to build up your food supplies. Stack it high.