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Misconceptions

Have you ever had a really strong belief about something only to be proven wrong? There are so many things these days that if you base it on face value without doing your research, eventually you will be proven wrong.

Let me give you an example. You know how when you go to pick up your kids to school, you see moms in the carpool line or standing outside the school to pick up their kids. You look around and immediately peg them to be one way or another. You don’t do it on purpose, but your mind tends to wander… “Look at her…totally high maintenance”, “She has it all together… look at her with her perfect hair, well dressed kids and pda.”, “She must be some kind of coffee addict… every time I see her she has a cup of coffee in her hand. How hard is it to walk two blocks to school without a cup of coffee?”

Several years ago, there was a lady I had seen around town. She was at church, at school, at neighborhood functions. For some reason, she and I never spoke. We’d brush past each other and say hi, but we never had the chance to talk or get to know each other. I just assumed, because she was always so aloof and quiet that she was a snob… too good to have anything to do with the rest of us.

Fast forward a couple of years and this woman and I got put in a task group together. I saw her walk in and immediately felt disappointed that we were going to have to work together. She sat down, turned to me and said, “I have seen you around here for the past few years and am so excited to finally get the chance to work with you and know you!” Ugh – did I feel like the biggest snot in the world or what? After I let my initial beliefs about her slide, we worked well together and now she is one of my best friends.

We miss out on a lot of great opportunities when we have preconceived notions and don’t take the opportunity to really look into something or someone. Beer Bread was that way for me. Several years ago when beer bread became really popular, a friend of mind had some out at her house. I’m not a fan of beer at all and just assumed that because it was made of beer it would have a heavy beer taste. I passed on tasting it based only on my misconceptions.

Beer bread has a very slight yeasty taste… it is soft in the middle and has a gorgeous, buttery outer crust. The best part about it is this delicious loaf of bread can be on your table in about an hour. If you are a mom, you know how wonderful a bread recipe has to be if you can make it and have it ready by dinner time… even if you remember to make it at 5pm.

Put your misconceptions aside and give beer bread a try. Once you do, you will be sorry you didn’t give it a chance earlier!

Beer Bread – Adapted from Recipezaar

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix dry ingredients and beer.
  3. Pour into a greased loaf pan.
  4. Pour melted butter over mixture.
  5. Bake 1 hour, remove from pan and cool for at least 15 minutes.

Beer Bread is so versatile too! Check out what these other food bloggers have done to make their beer bread unique:

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Comments

  1. Nice post! I made beer bread once. I thought it was interesting and copied down the recipe and…..haven’t made it since. I think it’s time to try again. It sounds like a great recipe for fall.

  2. I have never had beer bread before, but wow, this sounds amazing and looks delicious! Seems like its so easy to make too.

    bobbys last blog post..Mandarin Chicken Recipe

  3. so well said about misconceptions. Should never let that stop you from doing what you are supposed to. But i’m sure glad you did try that beer bread. Now its my turn :)

    kates last blog post..Kelewele

  4. Ok Kristen, I’m back for the recipe—your email convinced me.

    Since the Chiefs are playing today, I’m making a big pot of chili and trying this beer bread in addition. I’m so in the mood!

    I haven’t decided if I’m going to tweak it a little or not (I was thinking cheese), but nonetheless, I’m anxious to taste the results. Thanks for sharing!

    Sandies last blog post..Imperfectly Delicious – Recipe: Roasted Eggplant Soup with Tomato

  5. it looks yummy! and because i love your blog, i have something for you..

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    cheers

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  6. Oh yes. The misconceptions. I have to remember that….. I am NOT the best at initiating a friendship and then feel put out if someone doesn’t say “hi”…. but maybe it ME who should start the conversation!

    Bread looks good. Sounds Irish with the beer…

    Nicoles last blog post..Grilled Chicken with Asian Slaw and Avocados

  7. What a great recipe. I love that it’s quick too, great for when dinner is decided at the last minute!

    LyBs last blog post..Tuesdays With Dorie – Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

  8. This is so me. I’m looking at some moms that comes to school with the perfect hair, makeup, perfect tight jeans, high heels and I don’t really talk to them. But you are so right that they could be so nice. But I judge them for their looks. I tend to stick with the moms that are normal and that they look like they actually do something in their house during the day instead of projecting the perfect image. Good post.

    Hélènes last blog post..Candy Bars Recipe

  9. I just tried beer bread at a tastefully simple party on sunday. it was soooo sweet and moist. yum yum! i even bought the bread mix and cant wait for it to show up at the house so i decided to look around for a copy-cat recipe.

    now i’m pissed i spent $14.99 on 3 boxes of mix when this will cost all of about $2 haha. but at least i know what i’m making tonight!

    and what i was told at the party, you can use soda too instead of beer so there are soooooo many different ways to make this it isnt funny. i think i’m going to do dr. pepper or cherry coke one day and use it in place of pound cake in a trifle. yummy.

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