A while back Nana gave mommy a can of this B&M Brown Bread with raisins. It’s something that Nana’s mom used to fix when she prepared beanie weenies. Mom and dad had never had it. It sat in the pantry cabinet whispering to mom to try it every night when she prepared dinner. It was like a stalker, “Try me tonight.” “I’m good”. “Really I am”.
Finally this past weekend, mom got the nerve. She had dinner in the oven (of course beanie weenies) and it needed a bread of some sort to go with it. She opened the pantry cabinet and this can of bread literally jumped out into mom’s arms in a final fleet of escape. Mom thought what the heck.
She put her iron skillet on the stove and started melting some butter. Then she looked at the can, kind of scared at first on how to go about opening it. She opened one end of the can and knocked it several times on the cutting board hoping the bread would fall through. It didn’t. Okay. You wanna fight can? She then opened the other end of the can and pushed the bread through. Can – zero and mom – one.
The bread. Well let’s just say that it looked unappealing. With a thud it dropped out onto the counter looking miserable.
That’s when the butter that was melting came into play in the iron skillet. Mom cut the lump of bread into slices, coated them with the butter in the skillet and warmed them up. She had doubts. Trust me – we ALL had doubts about this so called bread in a can. While it was warming, mom finished up her beanie weenies. She then plated the bread and sat it on the table.
Mom and dad sat down and stared at their plates for a while. Mom was like, “You try it first.” And dad was like, “No, you try it first.” Humans – they are so weird. Then they both looked at me and said, “Let’s get Bacon to try it. He likes everything.” Why does that sound faintly familiar? Snorts
I tried it. I liked it. But was I really the one to test this out? I think not. So dad got brave. He picked up a piece and bit it. Mom waited for a few minutes to see if he got sick or repulsed. And guess what. He didn’t. He liked it. He really liked it. So mom tried some. And guess what? She liked it too. It really wasn’t bad. It’s a little dense but it went great with the beanie weenies. Would they try it again. Yep… and so would I.
Have you ever tried this kind of bread in a can? I highly recommend you at least trying it once. You know broaden your food horizons like my mom and dad. They were scared at first but welcomed the challenge. You?