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!
In the meantime I got some water boiling and chopped up a bunch of broccoli:
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.
Here’s the sardines I used – man they’re delicious, and so cheap!
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.
Then I put a few pieces of lettuce on, and gave it the sandwich-smash:
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!
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!
Love your blog pics… Um,,, Me gusta el pan.
BROCCOLI FOOD PORN!!!
Amazing looking bread, Matt!
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.
Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) says
WEEKLY BITE says
Great job blogging! I’ve enjoyed it!
WHOA, super yum!
Jess' food Coma says
Thanks Matt, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts, you did Kath proud.
I’ve loved all your posts! Thanks!
YAY for Louisiana hot sauce!! That’s where I live 🙂 🙂
You’ve done a GREAT job Matt!
Sarah (Tales of Expansion) says
mmmm, you always bring home the most tantalizing bread. ilove the sandwich smash!
Oh She Glows says
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!
We’ll say a prayer for her safe travel. I enjoyed your blogging!
Oh She Glows says
PS- You need a ‘Matt’ siggy 😉
So, just wondering, do you hate onions as much as Kath? That beer looks good!
life coach jen says
It’s been great reading your guest posts!
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!
Michelle T says
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!!!
Matt, it has been so much fun reading all your posts!
haya (living and learning) says
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.
Organic Girl aka Ashley H says
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!
Marisa (trim the fat) says
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 😉
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.
Oh that sandwich looks amazing! Yum!
It was fun keeping up with your adventures while Kath was on her own adventure.
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!