Simple words can totally lift someone’s spirits at times. Today has been a pretty average day, although I’m feeling REALLY guilty for skipping the gym last night. I’m starting to get sick.. (I guess it’s my turn!).. and I just couldn’t bring myself to go. I still have such an awful feeling about the whole Knockout instructor thing. Ok. EEEEnuf of that! Back to the lifting someone’s spirits with words bit. So I just got a FB message.. it made it’s announcement throughly! The phone beeped, the ‘you got mail’ popped up on the lower right of the screen and the blinking red block went off with a bang telling me I have some new mail! Yippiee… go modern-day technology!

Hey Leah! So I’ve seen your pics of those green monsters and saw your blog—-and decided to give them a try—-all i can say after my first one is YUM! (other than the amount I made it came out great!) Not sure why i ended up with 2 cups worth though. I was skeptical about using spinach b/c I am not a fan but the banana completely masked the flavor.

I hope you are doing well!

-&^$#%N&#$

Thank you!

After talking about my beer bread this weekend I thought I would share more info on it. I was reading the paper with the kids (they were reading the comics and checking the Dick’s Sporting Goods flyer) and came across this easy recipe. Who doesn’t love carbs on a Saturday morning anyway?!?!?

Beer Bread


  • 1 12 ounce bottle of beer
  • 3.5 cups of flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg

Mix everything in a bowl until almost combine. Knead on a floured space. Create ball like shape. Place on baking sheet. Cut X in top. Brush egg all over.

Bake at 375ºF for one hour.

So Yummy, super easy and the kids loved it too!

Found this on the web while doing some research

‘This bread is very dense, lightly sweet and perfect for chili and stews. For bread that is lighter, let the batter sit in a warm place for at least one hour before baking. It will not raise much, but every little bit helps. To keep the crust hard, store this bread in a brown paper bag. For a softer crust, store it in a plastic bag.

Quick bread recipes such as beer bread recipes rely on the yeast in the beer or the self-rising flour to do the majority of the work. And since all the work has been done for you, you have the freedom to mix and match or add and subtract from a recipe. For instance, the above recipe can be improved upon by adding a few spices. Oregano, basil, thyme and dill work well, as do chives, garlic, rosemary or caraway seeds.’

You should try this.. it’s easy, tasty and just plain great!

Enjoy your Wednesday. (Is this the slowest week for anyone else?!?! I feel like a turtle running a race!)

L

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