Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What a crazy weekend. Besides having a day job, I also work for a catering company. There were two large weddings this weekend. Both my Saturday and Sunday were completely consumed with setting tables and slinging food and cake. Cake at 10:30 at night is never good for a diet. There are two couples that are hopefully celebrating wedding bliss. Me... I am just tried. On Monday morning, I went to a wonderful Yin yoga/Meditation class. It was absolutely wonderful. It cleared out all the crappy wedding music and noise out of my head. And it was gentle on my body. I spent the rest of my Monday with my husband. We went to the beach, and I sat in my beach chair and SAT.

I hardly cooked all weekend. I made some lovely small pizzas using whole wheat Naan bread for lunch on Saturday. Very good and easy. Boar's Head turkey pepperoni is delicious. Pick up the Naan in your deli area of  your local grocery store. I really want to cook this week. I will need to scan Foodgawker.com for some inspiration.

Last week, my husband and son went fishing. They only caught one fishing worth bringing home. They decided to show the fish to the cats. Apple Jax wanted Nothing to do with it. But, Black Cherry was something different. First he snift it, and they he started liking it. We just laughed and laughed. Enjoy the picture.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Banana Coconut Bread

Day 2.  I am starting to add more to this blog. This morning I read several different sites. I am not really sure that I am all that interesting. I mentioned yesterday about this wonderful Banana Bread that I made over the weekend. My Husband stated that this was the BEST banana bread I had evermade. I believe he says that everytime. I have made fifty different types of banana bread. With or without nuts, with or without chocolate chips, different fruit and many other combinations to long to list.  This recipe came from The Hazel Bloom.com. The picture does not do it enough justice. It is really moist and taste delicious. There is Coconut in the recipe. I am aware of all the coconut haters out there. You definitely do not need the coconut, but I think it tastes great.

Coconut Banana Bread
Slightly Adapted from The Hazel Bloom
Yield: 2 loaves

1 1/2 cups ripe banana (about 2 large)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup of coconut oil or canola oil
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup greek yogurt or sour cream
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teas baking soda
1 teas cinnamon
3/4 teas sea salt
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

1. Preheat oven to 350 degress. Butter or spray two loaf pans and set aside.
2. Place bananas in the bowl of a stand mixer fixed with the beater attachment. Beat the bananas on low until mashed. Mix in brown sugar and oil. And beat on medium for a minute, until well combined. Remaining on medium speed, the eggs and vanilla, then add the yogurt.
3. In another large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix on low until just combined. Add coconut and mix until incorporated.
4. Divide the batter between the two load pans.
5. Bake at 350 degress for 45 - 50 minutes. Until the toothpick inserted in the venter of the loaves comes out dry.
6. Let cool for 10 minutes. Then remove the loaves from the pans and let cool on a wire rack before serving.

Coconut Banana Bread
simply delicious

Monday, May 21, 2012

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My first BLOG

Holy Cow.  I cannot believe I am actually doing this.  I have wanted to do this forever.  JUMP in and start swimming.  I have so much that I would love to share with YOU.  I made this wonderful banana bread on Saturday. It has an underlying flavor of Coconut. I will share the recipe tomorrow. I am just so excited. There are so many recipes I want to share. I am a diehard Foodgawker and Pinerest fan. I will share recipes and household items with you. Bear with me and my slow start and my NEW page. Thank you for taking the time to read me.