I feel very satisfied with myself right now.
Not only did I bike 27 miles today, I baked cinnamon rolls for the posse, a triple chocolate bundt cake for me, a squash bread, planned out the menu for Cinco De Mayo, painted more of the family room (it’s almost finished!) AND did four loads of laundry.
Oh, and I persuaded Alexander to clean the pool….which just leaves cleaning up the backyard for tomorrow.
Which would be a lot easier if and when the wind ever stops blowing…….
Banana Oatmeal Bread – adapted from allrecipes
1/2 cup butter
1 cup granulate sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
1/2 cup chopped raisins (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and well blended – add the eggs and vanilla; beat until thoroughly mixed. Whisk together the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients alternately with bananas and buttermilk. Mix until blended. Fold in raisins and pour into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes; remove from oven and cover for 5 minutes.