Saturday, May 16, 2009

Banana Bread

Well, been raining all day today and everyone is a bit on edge. Texas needs the rain but we've had an awful lot in the last few weeks. Maybe 5 nice days and 14 rainy days, or at least that's what it feels like.
So tonight, what with having had about 6 or 7 tough meals to cook this week, meals that included shrimp, marinated meats, caseroles with 10 ingredients, sausage pasta in white sauce with a slew of veggies, and then sides that ranged from spagetti squash to fresh corn to potatoes au gratin to rice to a light spinach/basil pasta and then more; and veggies that ran from spinach, garlic, corn nibs off the cobb, diced red pepper and fresh cut culantro to a melange of broccoli, cauliflower, baby carrots, bok choy in garlic, fresh ginger and rice vinegar, to sliced tomatoes sauteed thick and doused with fresh-grated parmesan cheese.....well, we needed something simple tonight.
So we're having roasted chicken thighs marinated in a gorman secret (Touch of oil, sesame oil, teriyaki sauce, garlic, onion, cilantro and achote, with salt and coarse ground pepper), beans from a can with a touch of garlic and some fresh diced tomatoes and onions to get the pan ready; fresh spinach and diced asparagus with yellow squash in garlic olive oil that's been sitting a couple of days, and then basmati rice with garlic that we'll let a touch of that chicken fat make moise.....
Well, what can I say. I broke down and made some banana bread as well. It's in the oven now. The bananas were hidden from the kids for a week while they rotted full black and super sugary. And then add a bit of genuine vanilla, some flour, couple of eggs, a little butter, good brown cane sugar, walnuts and pecans....and all the rest, and you know we've got a sweet sweet coming after dinner.
Now I've promised myself to lose five pounds for my June guests. And I am exercising and have started eating a healthy breakfast and am catching goats daily and running a bit with Boots the Blind Wonderdog and have even wrestled, and lost, with Meat, the pig--as well as having caught the birds who chewed through their beautiful wooden cage pegs two nights ago--but I'm going for the banana bread tonight. I won't put extra butter on it when it's still hot, okay? And I won't put a bit of rich cream with strawberries on it, and I refused Madeleina and Italo's request to put chocolate bits into it, but I'm still going for the bread.
I guess I'm gonna have to hope the goats escape three more times tomorrow to take that little indulgence off. Ah, well, You'd think if God was nice he'd just give me little liposuction while I'm sleeping. But no...He/She never does that...Leaves it up to me. Putting the fox in charge of the hen house if you know what I mean.
Still, while I anticipate hating myself tomorrow, that bread is starting to smell real real good from where I'm sitting.
Hope your lives are as filled with challenges as mine is.

1 comment:

Gritter said...

I predict that your goats will get out again Sunday and you will have to run them down, catch them, and put them back in the pen at least twice. Haha, I must be psychotic,,,errr,,, I mean, psychic, Yeah that's it.