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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