Sunday Night Dinner – Leftover Special

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by Gavan on April 28, 2014

So if you follow my instagram (@gavanmurphy) you’ll see I made this loaf for us on Friday and but had enough to carry us through ’til last night. I made one of my missus’ favourite dinners  since I knew she’d be glued to the box watching her beloved Rockets play. I have to admit I like this dish too of course because I made it but really it is damn good. And who doesn’t love a fresh from the farmers market fried egg on top or in this case one in the middle too? I don’t have a recipe for this loaf but I have made a couple of different ones before. Links below.

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