Sunday, September 30, 2007

Caught A Little Sneeze

No workout or run today.

I took a free meal yesterday instead of today. I had a couple of bananas that were rather beyond ripe, but perfect for banana bread. For me, banana bread is one of those things I don't really need to measure out. I just sort of know what makes it work and mix it up. In addition to the normal stuff for making banana bread, I threw in chopped walnuts, orange rind, orange juice and dried cherries. (*EDIT* I didn't use any oil, shortening or butter in these, also used an egg substitute.) Instead of using a bread pan, I used a muffin/cupcake pan instead.

I was really happy how these turned out and should have written down the exact measurements of what actually went in to make these. The texture was just right. I was was able to have two. My family inhaled them. Lower in fat, yes, but these were part of a free meal for sure because of the sugar. I'll have to figure how to make them with even less sugar but still taste great. BTW, photographing food and making it look right isn't as easy as I thought it would be.

Last night, as we were winding down for the evening, I had a sneezing attack... Something(s) (some plants) outside are in bloom, pollinating or drying out. These are all plants or trees just outside my bedroom. The sneezing died down second I went into another room. I don't want to rip out everything that's making me sneeze, since one culprit is a very large pine tree, but I need to figure out how to work around it...



chantal2bfit said...

The banana bread/muffin looks great! Hope you get over the sneezes! They are so annoying.

Congrats on your 5K! I think your goal of one race/month is great! By the time I run the November 1/2, I'll be 1 race short of 12. Oh well, maybe a goal for next year. I've been limited from doing races, especially the fast 5Ks, coz of my darn knees. :(

Pat said...

My guess is TRAIN.

I thought that was a stock photo of a muffin. You may be a food photog in reality.

Are you doing the RnR in Phoenix again this year?

WADDLER26.2 said...

The banana bread looks yummy! It is my favorite.

barbie2be said...

tori amos?

i love banana bread. i often buy bananas with the express purpose of making bread with them.

Irene said...

Chantal - It was definetely an allergic reaction to something because I haven't had a sneeze since! My goal will actuall be complete after the the half marathon because I ran an extra event in August. I think I'll be at 15 events for the year.

Pat - Good guess, but no... Photographing still life is different because of the lighting, but at least I don't have to deal with someone who doesn't cooperate! LOL. As far as right now goes, I don't think we're doing the AZ RNR event, but I don't know yet.

Waddler26.2 - Mine too. It's easy to whip up and it's a nice cold weather treat. ;) It never lasts at my house!

Barbie2be - Winner! I wasn't sure if anyone would get it because of the title -- she does have a song called "A Lite Sneeze." The banana bread was yummy. :)