it must be a Monday

This morning after I got back from the grocery store I “kneaded” my no-knead bread a few times and let it sit for two more hours.

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While it sat I made several dozen pot-stickers with a slightly modified recipe, I used pork instead of shrimp (last time I used chicken instead of shrimp), and I left out the carrots entirely. I food processed the cabbage and green onions, mashed the pork in with a potato masher and actually had little round wrappers.

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At about this time the bread was ready for the oven. I floured it and made a lovely little X across the top and in it went.

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Once the pot-stickers were in the freezer (for later), and the bread was in the oven I worked on the breaded pork chops for dinner this evening (another Cooks Illustrated recipe). I used the ends of the sourdough bread to make bread-crumbs, and had quite the little assembly line of dipping, sloshing and breading.

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I finished up with the pork chops about the same time as the bread finished. Two for tonight, two in the freezer for later. The bread looked and smelled magnificent.

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We’ll cut into it this evening, probably at dinner time, as a nice addition to dinner.


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