Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snow Day!!

If you can even call it that. It was a really, really, lame excuse for a snow day! There was about half an inch of snow when I woke up this morning. But hey, it got me out of school so I'm not complaining! Plus, I was having a really bad hair day this morning. I looked like Astro Boy! Except you know, not a boy. And with a shirt on.

I like snow days because they give me a chance to do some baking! So for brekky, I made Spiced Banana Bread from Ginge and the Giant Peach. Except I only had one banana, so I made half the recipe. I used canola oil instead of butter, and half whole wheat and half white flour. Oh yeah and dried apricots instead of mixed dried fruit. I didn't have a small enough loaf pan, so I poured the batter into 5 muffin cups.
Fay, your grandmother is some baker! These were so amazingly good. Perfectly spiced, and very moist. I can't stop thinking about them now.
With a muffin, I had an egg and the most perfect pear I've ever had in my life. My mom got it from the Harry and David fruit of the month club at her office. Soooo good!


And yay more breakfast! S'mores oats! S'morsoats. S'moats. I put lotsa cinnamon in my oatmeal to make it taste like a graham cracker, then mixed in a chopped vegan marshmallow and dark chocolate chips. I cannot even put into words how good this was. Melty goodness.

Lunchtime came, and I wanted soup but we had none. So I made polenta. I mixed 1/4 c cornmeal with 1/4 c water to make a paste and brought it to a boil. Then I simmered it for 15 mins, adding a couple tablespoons of water every now and then to keep it from clumping. When it was done, I stirred in about 1/2 tbs butter and topped it with half a cooked potato and a slice of cheddar. Exactly what I needed on my snow day! With carrots, an oatmeal bar, and a Nature's Promise yogurt.

I thought that I was going to have to eat dinner between my cello lesson and therapy tonight, since that's what I normally do on Tuesdays. But when I got to my cello lesson, my teacher wasn't there and I found out it was canceled:[ . And my dad called my therapist and said that the weather was too bad to drive in. I packed a quesadilla on two corn tortillas with cheddar, lettuce, black olives and black beans; plus the rest of the can of black beans.
I just heated it up when I got home and ate it like that.

I hope I haven't been boring any of you by my marathon posts! It's just that on school days I never get to make such exciting yummy food so I'm taking advantage of that. I promise, once I go back to school tomorrow (or maybe not, it might snow again!), I'll be back to just posting a few things a day. Unless you all like my daily eat posts..?

I'm off to do the snow dance. Sweet dreams, everyone!

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14 comments:

Breaking Free said...

No need to appologize at all. I love seeing all of the different recipes and food combinations that you can make. AND I LOVE THE S'MOATS! Totally cute! Glad that you had such a good day and were able to do something that you really enjoy:)
~Raina

Erin said...

your foooddd today was amazing!

was fay's grandmothers banana bread as delish as it looks?! and is it easy?!

i have a snow day tomorrow SO maybe i'll bake a batch tonightt!! ohhh yuuummy good idea.


recipe for your s'more oats PRONTO. i LOVE s'mores. OBSSESSED may be a better word for it.

and you are so handy making polenta, you're 14? is that right? i'm 17, 18 in may and CANNOT make polenta. heccck no. i can make a mean easy mac ;)

queeessaddillla looking fine as well!

<33 love girlie!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Love the smores oats!

Peanut Butter and Jenny said...

s'more oats?! whoa baby - GENIUS!

shelby said...

Can you come and make me some S'Mores oats??? They look DELECTABLE!!!!!

Ooo and I want that Banana Bread too, I will have to make that as soon as I get some overripe bananas.

blueskyworld said...

I REALLY want to try PURE bars but I can't find them anywhere!!! I went to Trader Joes and Whole Foods but they don't carry them. ='(
the brownie one looks so YUM!

Jess :) said...

Don't apologize! GREAT eats today! I need to try those smores oatmeal. Everything you ate today looks so yummy! Have a wonderful "snowy" night! :)
<3 jess :)
xxx

Brooke said...

snow day! i miss those :) your banana bread looks fabulous! and i love your s'moats! i have made a similar version with ricemellow and it was so yummy!

i hope you have a wonderful day at school tomorrow!

p.s i always enjoy your delicious daily eats posts :)

Sharon said...

You're too cute Kiki! And tasty eats as always, love them all!

vegalicious said...

"Daily eats" posts are the BEST! Yours especially!

Quite an inventive polenta soup!

fay said...

"S'mores oats! S'morsoats. S'moats." HAHAHAH ohhh Kiki i love you!! i'd love to look like a cartoon character, don't be stressin too much he's pretty f9!
I'm glad the recipe worked well, good to see it can make muffins too (might have to try that, bit better for portion control :|)
i enjoy your daily eats posts and i'm not bored at all :) keep on posting :D! xxxx

aussirish said...

hi sweetie
yay for no schoolies :)
the eats look fantastic. those muffins sound amazing, i may jus make them :)
have a great night ,
love you
xxxx

Erin said...

hey girlll friend, dont ya just LOVE snow days!
ahhh sooo lazy lazy.

where are you from by any chance??
and pumpkin is my love <3 if i could tote it around everywhere i would..
okay confession: i was so obsessed once that i was eating about a can a day (not at once, but throughout the day) for about a week in the summer & my hands turned ORANGE!

hehehe it was funny.


anddd i'm going to ireland & paris in april
and aruba and bahamas in junee!
=)

yay for travel

have a WARM day lovely

Cate said...

gotta love those snow days:) those oats look awesome, I'm def gonna try that as soon as i get some marshmellows hahah!

p.s. if you don't mind e-mailing some of your sample meal plans while you were gaining weight, i'd love to see them!