Please remind me if I'm mistaken - but I think when we bought this fixer upper there were only 2 salvageable items............one was a rustic ( primitive = handmade ) ladder - which I love - and which I'm too lazy to find the posts to link to them )
And this little thing that was hanging in what we'll very loosely call the mudroom in the back
It looks like something their children might have made in wood working class in high school..................
John was going to toss it - but I thought I'd keep it and make something for the side of the front door.
A year later and another idea was born.
The kids are usually all here on the weekend - I lure them with the pool - but I coax them with food - because there's always something Mama needs a hand with ( hanging lights - plastering drywall - flooring - you name it.
Anyway we're a bread family - a baguette family to be precise - ( next to Paris - Montreal has the most exquisite Boulangeries and Patisseries - seriously - the French have a way with breads and pastries ) Sometimes 2 or 3 loaves are cut up to go with whatever we're grilling between lunch and dinner ( THERE'S A LOT OF US - in case you think we all have a loaf each )
And last weekend while preparing food - I had no room on the counter for them..................a regular bread box takes up too much room for this kitchen.
Tada - a
Suzan says - Can you pick up two loaves of baguette?
John says - Why - who's coming?
Suzan says - No one - I was going to cut some up tonight for us - and freeze the rest
John says - So I'll buy one
Suzan says - I want two please - I have a reason
John says - It's not for the blog is it?
Suzan says - Why on earth would I want 2 loaves of bread for the blog?
He brought home Ciabatta - which is just as good, right?
If you're in your 50's ( or the child of someone in their 50's ) you'll remember a huge treat back in the day that were called " Dreams " which was a slice of bread - with cheese and tomato - placed in the oven and melted -
I still eat them - but I make them this way !
1 Baguette ( you can grab it from your " boite de baguette " LOL
Cheese ( any type you prefer ) I use regular old cheese slices because they melt so beautifully
Slice the baguette in half - butter each slice
Sprinkle with garlic powder
Place cooked bacon strips - tomatoes - onion - a bit of oregano - and top with the cheese
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes -
Oh my gosh - they're to die !
In fact that's what I'm going to make for supper tonight - I have extra bread after all :)
Cost for this project?
150,000 I'm thinking - worth every penny LOL !
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