Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Sod Off Wednesday: December 1

This is a slightly edited re-run. If you don't like it you can sod off. 

I made reference yesterday to my cousin The Muffin Man. He's a baker.
This is different from Der_Muffinmann who you'll see in the Followers down the right side of the page. He's The Muffin Man's brother and works for Fleischmann's Yeast.
So, yeah, family holiday dinners have some rockin' bread products. 

The Muffin Man used to make new kinds of biscotti for Nonni's (the biscotti supplier for Starbucks).
He made wheat bread with the color, texture, flavor, and nutrition of white bread for Sara-Lee.
Now he works for Starbucks directly. He made their Oatmeal and Apple Bran muffins. He's been moved from sweets and muffins to sandwiches, cold case stuff (yoghurt, fruit cups, cheese plates, etc.) and all of the warm food (English Muffin sandwiches), Piadini (folded pizza/calzone type breakfast), and the like.

As of Thanksgiving they've reintroduced one of his products. It's Grandma's Turkey Sandwich.

It's basically Thanksgiving leftovers between pieces of bread. Not just the turkey, but stuffing and cranberry sauce as well. It's really good. And it does taste like Great Grandmother's leftovers. Particularly the cranberry sauce.

1 comment:

Der_Muffinmann said...

Oh, Oh, that's me!...kinda :D. This thanksgiving I made the chipped chocolate pie as well. A tip to avoid knuckles in the pie is to run the bark through a blender. The trick it to avoid a making a lot of dust, and make sure it doesn't become a paste. Cold is your friend.

I love making cranberry sauce. 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and boil the cranberries while they pop and explode. The ones that don't explode need to be squished with a holey or slotted spoon. It is tart, but it's not supposed to be like an apple sauce. It's a sauce for your turkey or ham that balances the salty and savory flavors with the sour and a touch of sweet. RIGHT!?