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Meal #51: Lunch

I’m still having fun with stale bread! For lunch I made an oh-so-delicious panzanella salad. A traditional Italian salad of tomatoes, stale bread, olive oil and vinegar. No, we’re not in Italy, but we are a short two hour drive away, and they too know how to make a feast from stale bread.

I started by generously coating the bread in extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Then baked it to create croutons. I made a zesty vinaigrette of Dijon mustard and red wine vinegar. I then sautéed zucchini, onions, mushrooms, and red bell pepper with thyme and a touch of oil. I cooked all the veg until just crisp tender then tossed the hot veg with tomatoes, croutons, and the vinaigrette. The bread soaked up the warm veggie juices and vinaigrette.

Wow! It was yummy. Adam finished his then eyed mine until I relented and gave him the remainder. I’m glad I can make him so happy:)