As Kelly mentioned yesterday we recently made challah bread. I had been eyeing the recipe for ages. I love, love, love challah bread! The recipe looked kind of complicated though. I am often leery of making bread. And braided bread, even more difficult! But then when I saw that Deb from Smitten Kitchen made crème brulee french toast, I knew I had to make it with challah bread. Challah bread with honey butter is great on its own, but add custard and a caramel top and it is irresistible!
Happy Memorial Day! It feels good to have a 3 day weekend, doesn’t it? I’m writing this on Sunday and so far we’ve had almost non-stop rain all weekend. But Monday is supposed to be beautiful so hopefully I’ll be able to give this pasty white skin some much needed sun!
I am not one of those people that eat strictly organic, natural, and whole foods. Just check this, this and this. Overall, I am not a very healthy eater. My diet consists of mostly bread, pasta, cheese and sugar. Oh, and heavy cream. That’s a staple these days. Don’t tell my doctor, please. I would love to be one of those people who eats steamed veggies and fish at every meal. But I’m not. I probably never will be. However, I do like to know what I am putting into my body. I would much rather make something from scratch then buy it from the store. Even if what I’m making contains nothing but sugar, flour, and Nutella.
I think that I have mentioned before that Cliff and I have a twice monthly dinner club/game night with 3 other couples. We alternate between our houses and the host provides dinner and lots of drinks and someone else brings a game. Lately, we haven’t been actually playing the game but we are always ready to eat! I know some of these girls read my blog, so hopefully I won’t offend anyone… But some of us are more passionate about cooking than others. My friend Melissa in particular is an excellent cook and entertainer. She is a total Martha Stewart. She made this dish for one of our dinners and I knew right away that I had to make it for the blog.