Fresh from the machine. Epic fail.
I made this bread at least 50 times with my old bread machine and never had any problems so I am not sure what happened this time. I think it had to do something with using whole wheat flour and the time/temperature option (too long and too high) that I chose for baking. I am going to read the manual tonight (novel idea) and see if I can figure out exactly what I did incorrectly. Other than being a little dense, the bread tasted fine.
The Loaded Baked Potato Soup was The Bomb.
Very easy to make, very flavorful (really just like a loaded baked potato!) and very delicious. I revised the recipe as I posted yesterday but, instead of substituting turkey bacon for pork bacon, I did use the pork bacon for more flavor. In addition, before adding the cream mixture to the soup "base", I removed about 1/2 of the potatoes from the base and lightly mashed them to make the soup a bit creamier. I couldn't stop eating it and will be running a couple of extra miles today to make up for my overindulgence.
I did get out for a 5 mile run yesterday morning. After I published my post, the dogs began looking at me with *those* eyes and I realized they hadn't been out for a run in a few days so off we went. I ran 3 miles with them and then 2 miles on my own. It was still pretty cold - 25 degrees - and my feet froze again. I think that is something I might just have to get used to.
Have a great Friday!