Giving into Thine Self
Yesterday morning with 4-5 inches (10-12 cm) of snow, it is a wonder I was able to drop off Rich at his (YEAH!!) “new” job (his second week back as an IT contractor). Even with the snow pouring down, I could not resist taking this photo of a dairy farm by the office. During mid-morning the falling snow turned into rain with the sun hiding above the cloudy sky. The rain then turned back into flurries that evening.
Though I almost worked from home yesterday, today I gave in and stayed home. I just could not deal with driving in the additional 4 inches of snow from last night. The below photo is what I saw late this morning when I finally was able to get away from my work and put some breakfast in my system.
This past weekend, I had a craving for banana pancakes. Also Rich had been craving banana bread since Super Bowl Sunday and has been wanting me to make some. I found this Banana Fritters recipe and in one mouthful, my tweaked version smashed those cravings to bits! Here are my changes:
- 1) White chocolate chips instead of the raisins
2) 1-cup wheat flour replaced 1-cup of 2-cups all-purpose
3) Trader Vick’s macadamia liquer for the coconut extract
4) Crisco shortening instead of vegetable oil
The result was a divine treat that I think equals the crunchy top of a banana muffin but has the portability of a fat cookie. I would have had pictures to show, but I ate all but 2 (well okay 1) of the dozen! 😉
I know with it being “Bunny Time” Tuesday, this post would not be complete without Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue Adopt-a-Rabbit photos. Unfortunately because the manager at the PetSmart occasionally likes to go on a power trip, he would not let me do my volunteer chores because Pam was there earlier this afternoon swapping out bunnies. I ended up calling Pam, and when I could not reach her, I called Jen. I will just say that the matter is being taken care of and that I will be back to socializing the buns twice next week since April will be out of town. 😀
Finally an FO that fixes my need for a quick-easy fix and covers 4 of my KALs (Knit from the Stash, UFOs, Sock a Month 3, and NASCAR Knitting). The Horcrux socks are DONE! Luckily for my sister, they are just a little teensy bit long for me. I am going to send them to her when Gabby’s BFF socks are finished. It feels satisfying to give into my cravings! =:8
Ooh, brrr. It looks so cold! Those socks would be perfect for the weather, lucky sister of yours. Hope the PetSmart manager gets off his high horse. Those bunnies need you:) I’m so happy to hear about Rich. I hope he is liking his new situation.
Yea!!!! Rich! Happy for ya’ll about the new job.
Wow, one project meeting 4 KALs, you are one organized babe!
Congrats on the new job! I agree with the above poster you are extremely organized!
Great Socks…congratulations on the FO. I am in the UFO KAL too. It is helping me get some of my projects finished.
I love it when finishing one pair of socks counts for lots of KALs. Those are great!
Also, your banana fritters made me drool.
Hey, I’ve been having banana baked good cravings too. I think I’m going to do banana nut muffins this afternoon. 🙂 I’ve been eyeing the sock pattern and looking to my stash. I think it would make good Christmas gift knitting too. (I know, it’s only March, but I need a project a month for Holiday Headstart.)
Wow..the substitutions on the banana fritters recipe made my mouth water! I can only imagine how awesome they must have turned out =)
The socks are great! Your banana fritters sound delicious. Say hi to the bunnies for me.
congrats to Rich! And the banana fritters sounds great…love those socks! Hooray for multi-tasking KALS!
Banana fritters sound so yummy! Love the socks!
I could develop a craving for banana baked goods reading about that. Sounds delicious, especially with the white choc chips (good idea to keep it looking lighter) and the 50% whole wheat flour – always goes well with banana.
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