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It sleeted most of the night, and the temps fell below freezing, so it was an icy drive in to work. I hate driving on ice, and when I retire, I won't miss that at all.
Because it got cold, I made a chowder last night - enough to last for three days. And I made my decadent, once a year The Bread to go with it.
The Bread is simple to make. Take a Petit Pain loaf of bread - a day or two old so it's not flaky crisp anymore. Slice it lengthwise. Slather each half with as much butter as you can fit onto it. A stick of butter, or a little more, is about right. Turn the oven on to broil, and place The Bread on a piece of foil to catch the drippings, and put that on the bottom of the oven until the butter is fully melted into the bread. Move The Bread up to the rack two notches below the broiler and broil it until the butter browns and nearly burns. It's moist, melt-in-your-mouth crispy crunchy delicious The Bread. It tastes rich and almost garlicky - without using garlic.
Once a year is about as often as you want to eat this. It's so rich and filling and flavorful that it satisfies you for a year.