Hello! Happy Tuesday!
I started off my morning with a beautiful run!
Okay, so, it wasn’t really beautiful – it was pretty darned cold, as a matter of fact.
But, I like cold so I wasn’t complaining.
Well, much, anyway.
And, honestly, my weekend of excess eating and drinking – okay, mostly drinking – really made the first few miles a little difficult.
But, it WAS a great weekend and excess, in moderation, is okay.
Right? You should definitely agree with me.
Anywho, post run was some yummy Irish oats and a nice warming cup of coffee.
And then, I got down to business.
When I went out on Black Friday, I picked myself up the coolest. thing. ever.
No, it’s NOT a vacuum cleaner.
Sheesh, what do you think I am? Some kind of cleaning nerd? Pshh. Besides, I already have one of those.
This is a a Hoover hard floor cleaner!
It scrubs and then dries both my hardwood and tile floors!
Okay, so maybe I AM a cleaning nerd.
Don’t judge me.
I totally cleaned all the floors in my house this morning.
And it was SO EASY!
So much better than a mop and a bucket. Just saying.
And then, I totally had to make some bread!
This bread. Oh my. Apples. Cinnamon. Nutmeg. Brown sugar.
Heavenly smells and heavenly taste!
Apple Spice Bread
makes 1 loaf (about 20 slices)
1 cup shredded apple (about 1 medium)
1/4 cup non-fat plain Greek Yogurt or sour cream
2 egg whites
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray; dust with flour.
2. Mix apple, yogurt, and egg whites in a large bowl. Stir in remaining flour and ingredients. Spread into pan.
3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack before slicing.
4. At 45 calories a slice, enjoy one with a cup of afternoon tea and then with your coffee in the morning! Just try not to eat the whole loaf in one sitting. Om nom nom!
Question: (If you have one) Does your cat eat your plants/flowers/etc or is mine just weird?