I'm thinking I might start posting the things I cook a little more often, since I have a large list of things I've made and want to get up before I completely forget them all.
Every now and again I make things from the Princess and the Frog cookbook. I LOVE the movie, and I also really love making things from the cookbook. I don't think I've run into a bad recipe yet. Most of them are rather simple, but I try to complicate them a bit by making them from scratch..as much as possible.
It called for french bread, but I found out there is such a thing as muffalette bread, but being I live in Maryland, I'm not sure where to find it. So I made it. I got the recipe for the bread from King Arthur Flour. I can't say it had a different taste, but the shape of the bread was fun. I think mine was a little bigger than the ten inches it called for. But it all tastes the same, so I wasn't too concerned with it.
I made the olive salad, let it sit for about an hour. Then layered the meat/cheese/olive oil/olive salad. Let it marinate in the fridge another hour. Took it out, sliced it up and ate it! It's actually one of the best sandwiches I've ever had! I was actually surprised because I made it not expecting to like it.
I didn't make the sandwich with ham/salami. Instead I used pastami/ turkey. Half my family doesn't eat pork and I wanted everyone to have some!
Check out my gigantic sandwich! This would be perfect for a picnic.
And yes, I would absolutely make it again! It was delicious, especially with the homemade bread.
Try it out! You won't regret it- even if you use store bought bread!