Matt at Home, Chapter 7

March 20, 2009

Well, it’s my last night blogging!  Today is my longest day at Great Harvest, – I work 6:45am until 7pm every Friday to finish out my 40 hours for the week.  Surprisingly, this 12 hour day is less exhausting than my other days, purely because I don’t get up as early.  I really enjoy getting 40 hours in 4 days and then having 3 whole days off.  Of course, I still never feel like I have enough time to do other stuff.

I got home about 8pm after a brief Trader Joe’s shop and my bike ride home.  Normally the wife has a fun dinner prepared (and is already into a glass of wine!), but since I’m on my own you know it’s gonna be simple.  Therefore I present to you Sardine Sandwich a la Matt with Boring Broccoli!

I started by slicing a mini-loaf of Multigrain Country French in half and then broiling on both sides for 2 mins.  Gotta watch my broiler closely because it can burn ‘em quick!

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In the meantime I got some water boiling and chopped up a bunch of broccoli:

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I just blanched them for a few minutes until they turned bright green, and then drained in a colander.  I also sprayed them with just a little cold water to slow the cooking.

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Here’s the sardines I used – man they’re delicious, and so cheap!

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I mixed it with some mayo, mustard, black pepper, and a chopped carrot and then spread on the bread.  Then sprinkle a little cheese on, and pop under the broiler for about 60 seconds.

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Then I put a few pieces of lettuce on, and gave it the sandwich-smash:

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Finally, I put some tamari and sriracha on the broccoli, and served with a Magic Hat Lucky Kat (to give Kath luck, and for her parents’ cat Lillis!).  Read my review here!

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Here’s hoping Kath gets home safe and soon!  Of course, this means it’s the end of my KERF blogging career, but I hope you’ll still visit me at Brew and Bake some!  After I finish some of the maintenance on the site (the brewing procedures and some more instructional bread posts), I plan on having more casual posting, so if you’re craving some debonair wit and dark humor you know where to find me!


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1 yadi March 20, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Love your blog pics… Um,,, Me gusta el pan.


2 VeggieGirl March 20, 2009 at 8:33 pm



3 Nicole March 20, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Amazing looking bread, Matt!


4 Mary March 20, 2009 at 8:43 pm

I really like your writing style. I really also like how you kind of just pick up anything and make something that looks amazing with it without giving it much thought.


5 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) March 20, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Awesome sandwich!


6 WEEKLY BITE March 20, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Great job blogging! I’ve enjoyed it!


7 Sharon March 20, 2009 at 9:23 pm

WHOA, super yum!


8 Jess' food Coma March 20, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Thanks Matt, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts, you did Kath proud.


9 Julie March 20, 2009 at 9:32 pm

I’ve loved all your posts! Thanks!


10 Renee March 20, 2009 at 9:41 pm

YAY for Louisiana hot sauce!! That’s where I live :) :)

You’ve done a GREAT job Matt!


11 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) March 20, 2009 at 9:44 pm

mmmm, you always bring home the most tantalizing bread. ilove the sandwich smash!


12 Oh She Glows March 20, 2009 at 9:51 pm

I must say I am a bit sad to have your blog chapters come to a close! It has been fun catching a glimpse into your day to day life. I guess its a good thing you have B+B! :) Enjoy your 3 days off!


13 Joanie March 20, 2009 at 9:52 pm

We’ll say a prayer for her safe travel. I enjoyed your blogging!


14 Oh She Glows March 20, 2009 at 9:53 pm

PS- You need a ‘Matt’ siggy 😉


15 Casey March 20, 2009 at 9:54 pm

So, just wondering, do you hate onions as much as Kath? That beer looks good!


16 life coach jen March 20, 2009 at 9:55 pm

It’s been great reading your guest posts!


17 Meagan March 20, 2009 at 10:40 pm

I’ve loved your guest posts Matt! However, I am a little disappointed to read the ingredients in that can of sardines! Soybean oil, MSG, maltodextrin, vegetable powder, natural color/flavor? You are the husband of a nutritionist, has she learned about these ingredients and never taught you? Anyways, I will definitely be checking you out over at your blog, if anything for your nice writing style and good humor! I do not drink beer, and I am gluten free, haha, but I really enjoy reading both of your blogs!


18 Michelle T March 20, 2009 at 10:41 pm

wow, how is it that you and Kath are both bread broiling experts? You guys somehow make simple plain bread look like there’s a halo around it. yummmm.

That sandwich is also ridiculously creative!!!


19 Priyanka March 20, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Matt, it has been so much fun reading all your posts!



20 haya (living and learning) March 21, 2009 at 6:57 am

i enjoyed all your posting! though i do visit b&b often, though i’m not really that into brewing (the baking does interest me though i suspect we are on very different levels). i would love more casual posts about random stuff because you are hilarious. and you have a very interesting (non-traditional) life.


21 Organic Girl aka Ashley H March 21, 2009 at 9:13 am

You did great Matt I am so glad that Kath and you decided to have you post to fill in the dead time. I do miss Kath and will love to have her back but you have been wonderful!


22 Marisa (trim the fat) March 21, 2009 at 9:29 am

Gosh, Matt, I never saw someone make sardines (eeewww) look so appetizing!!!

You did an awesome job posting – enjoy your honey when she gets back 😉


23 Anne March 21, 2009 at 10:31 am

I really enjoyed your week of posting, it was quite entertaining while Kath was away.

I have a question for you: how have you adjusted to eating EVERYTHING in your house without onions? I’m just asking this because I know that whenever I’m cooking up lunch/dinner (even breakfast sometimes!) it usually starts with sauteeing up some onions.


24 Angie March 21, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Oh that sandwich looks amazing! Yum!

It was fun keeping up with your adventures while Kath was on her own adventure.


25 faith March 21, 2009 at 4:36 pm

PHEWWEE!!! nice welcome home breath for the wife matthew :p
i think im going to pass on both the sardines and the sandwich, nevertheless, great job blogging, you guys are hilarious, and people’s different tastes is what keeps this world exciting!


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