I know this link may not work for long,
…and that I should only copy and paste my own post, regarding the Chicken and Bread salad
"Shrinkrap 01/28/16 2:09pm re: ****************
Agreed; While I would say the “fidlliest” part is
“1⁄2 - 3⁄4 lb. day-old chewy country-style bread (not sourdough), cut into large chunks, crust removed”
Put bread on a baking sheet and brush with 3 tbsp. of the oil. Broil until lightly colored on each side, 2-3 minutes per side. Trim off any badly charred tips, then tear bread into 2"-3" wads and put into a large bowl. "
…If you are a more than a bit OCD, that can drive you quite mad. ( I end up thinking…1/2 or 3/4lb? are these “large chunks”? is it lightly colored? Is this badly charred? Should I measure these wads?..I think my chicken is too big! .)
but it really is the timing and the moving parts".
"… Turn bird over and roast for 10-20 minutes more, then flip back over to recrisp breast skin, 5-10 minutes more…Meanwhile, warm pine nuts in oven for 1-2 minutes, then add to bread. Sweat garlic and scallions in 1 tbsp. of the oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat for 5-6 minutes. Add to bread and toss well. Drain currants and add to bread, then add stock or water and toss again. "
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Probably no coincidence I’m making it this week, and feeling the same “kinda way”.
Spent too much time on the bread salad prep today, with visiting big sister in “my” kitchen wanting to tweak the bread salad recipe, and also a zoom meeting right in the middle of dinner prep.
I thought of the "others in my kitchen " thread, and the Seinfeld “Serenity Prayer”.
At 8:30 son is going for “In and Out”, and I’m all in.
Hoping to continue with this recipe tommorow.
Note to self; check out the Roast Chicken Salad with Peppers, Pine Nuts, Olives and Bitter Greens, page 346. if there are leftovers.