Greets, humans! It has been a bit, hasn’t it? (Editor’s Note: Hello, friends. Apologies for the prolonged absence, as well as for missing the last week’s #FrozenFoodFridays.) Grr…as you can see, in recompense for being a bit derelict in my #FrozenFoodFridays duties, I have elected to allow a bit more freedom to Editor in this entry, per the suggestion of LightningEllen – who for some reason seems to believe that Editor makes positive contributions here. (Editor’s Note: Well, I do seem to be a bit more honest about my emotions than you.) Do…not…push…it.
The past few days have been…exhausting. On one hand, work is going well. I found out that a coworker is leaving the office, which does sadden me somewhat, as she was a human that I didn’t constantly abhor, but also presents an opportunity to work more, which I always enjoy as a distraction from the absolute shit show that is my personal “life.” (Editor’s Note: Now, now, it isn’t all that bad.) Oh? I wake up during the night calling a name who, if she knew it were happening, would quite likely murder me. Horribly. (Editor’s Note: That isn’t…necessarily true.) Really? She wishes I was someone else. That isn’t a metaphor – she LITERALLY wishes I was a different person. (Editor’s Note: Be patient – let her get to know you, and she will likely not wish you were anyone else at all.) ……you do know who you’re talking to, right? (Editor’s Note: Sigh. We both know it isn’t in you to give up anyway, particularly in this instance, correct? So don’t worry so much. Remember one of our favorite songs?)
Sure, fine, whatever. Optimistic asshole.
On the plus side, I managed to indulge in my enjoyment for cooking and baking, even if I did miss out on #FrozenFoodFridays. But never fear – I bring you a culinary delight that is even better than a frozen treat. Behold EWE’s Beastly Beer Bread of Butchery! (Editor’s Note: It’s just beer bread…tasty, but just beer bread.)
- 3 cups self-rising flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 12 oz. beer (as a starter recipe, I use Great Lakes Eliot Ness)
- 1/2 cup melted butter (that’s one stick)
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar and beer and mix. Pour mixture into a greased or non-stick loaf pan. Pour the melted butter over the top of the mixture in the loaf pan. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let cool at least 15 minutes.
For best results, continue drinking the entire time the bread is baking, and then pull the fresh bread apart and consume immediately after it is finished. But hey, that’s just me. (Editor’s Note: It’s actually good even if you haven’t gotten thoroughly drunk waiting for it to bake…) Yeah, but what’s the fun in that? – EWE