Joel and I have been married for more than 13 years. That means I’ve been preparing meals for the two of us for quite a long time.
You’d think after all that practice, the family cook would have everything figured out. But just like most things in life, there are opportunities to improve no matter how much experience you have under your belt.
Here is one example of a meal we ate the first year we were married. We would buy cans of baked beans and of pineapple at Sam’s Club and mix them with onion, sliced hot dogs and rice. No, we don’t see that on our menu very often anymore.
Several years later we started inviting some friends over for Breakfast & Books on Saturday mornings. One of the recipes I tried on them was this sausage and cream cheese braided pastry. It is a nice way to use a tube of dough on two people without gorging yourself on buttery crescents, because you can reheat the leftovers without too much loss of quality. This recipe hasn’t been on our menu for a long time, but I have a feeling it may be showing up a few more times before Summer discourages use of the oven.