I like my mom.
I love my mom too... she is my mom after all. But I LIKE my mom. Do you get the difference?
So I invited my mom over for a special mother-daughter luncheon. What's the difference between a luncheon and lunch you say? A luncheon is fancy. My mom deserves fancy.
Salmon Cakes over seasonal greens w/ lemon vinaigrette
Chocolate Nirvana Cake
Here is my menu & planning. For a meal like this I had to do some planning and spread some stuff out over a few days. I do have a family and household to run afterall.
I started on wednesday by making the bread dough & refrigerate it. I used a basic no-knead Artisan bread recipe.
No Knead Artisan Bread
Get a big container.
Add 3 C lukewarm water, 1 1/2 T yeast, 1 T salt. Mix.
Add 6 1/2 C flour all at once. Stir. Sit on counter w/ lid on but cracked for 2 hours. Refriderate. That is it! This makes 4 small loaves.
About 3 hours before you want to eat it, pull out about a grapefruit size ball of dough. Flour, shape into a ball and sit for 1 hour or so. Preheat oven w/ stone in it to 450. Dust stone w/ cornmeal, slide dough on to it. Put a pan w/ 1C HOT water on the rack under the stone and bake for 30m. Cool on a rack for 30m. Enjoy! (you can use 1/2 whole wheat flour if you want)
This was the final loave. Can you smell it?