Saturday, December 21, 2013

Beer and Brussles Sprouts

Linda is making Honey Apple Beer Bread for Christmas presents.  (If you read this blog and get a loaf, please be surprised) .  When she first opened the beer to add it to the dough, it reminded her of the bottom of her sticky Keds sneakers from high school.  In other words, not very appetizing.  Beer just stinks.  Now that it is baking, it smells just amazing!  Someone should make a candle that smells like this bread.  She's not sure how it is going to taste, but if the aroma is any indication, it is going to be amazing!  I hope she doesn't eat them up before she actually gives them away.

While she was at the store tonight shopping for the ingredients, she saw this stalk of Brussels Sprouts.  How did she live this many years not knowing you could by them in a stalk?  It made her do a little happy dance right in the grocery store!!  

 Sarah got a new phone today after her old one took a tumble down a flight of stairs and smashed.  The new phone takes amazing photos.  Of course it helps when your subject is so adorable.  P.S.  Sarah actually painted this chair and reupholstered it all by herself.

P.S.S.  The bread is really, really good.  Linda figured she had to taste it before she gave it away just in case it was terrible. Chimi got a small crumb that fell to the floor and he gobbled it down then begged for more!  Looks like she'll be baking another one tomorrow since she still has more beer left.