Friday, January 20, 2012

Fluffy Friday

You know, this is only the 3rd snow day we've had this winter on the South Shore.  We've yet to experience a real snowstorm this season.  Driving wasn't great today, but the snow still hasn't amounted to much.  But it sure looks pretty out there!  Fluffy!

I stopped into Frenchies on my way home (my sole concern being  to get off the road until the salt truck could make its way through, of course!)  

The comforter had what I thought was blue ink across one of the lime green bands; the cashier gave me 10% off and told me Lestoil would take it out.  Oxy worked wonderfully.  
2 yellow Petal Plates @ $1 ea
Twin comforter for $4.50
I'm slowly collecting Petal dishware ---- verrrrrry slowly!  (Still too expensive online for my tastes.)  Aren't they pretty!  Sort of a poor woman's Fiestaware.  Who knows:  perhaps someday I'll have a whole place setting!

Snow calls for homemade pizza, n'est pas? I didn't tell the girls about the hot salami!  Mruhahahahaha! (maniacal laughter while rubbing hands together.)  

Snow also calls for something sweet.  I tried this  recipe today.

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread

1/4 cup brown sugar (for swirl)               1 tsp cinnamon 
2 Tbsp cinnamon (for swirl)                     1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats                1 large egg                   
1/2 cup whole wheat flour                       1/4 cup canola oil                   
1 cup unbleached white flour                   1/4 cup honey
2 1/2 tsp baking powder                           3/4 cup skim milk
1/2 tsp baking soda

Oven to 350 deg F.  Combine swirl ingredients; set aside.  Combine dry in large bowl; combine wet in another bowl & mix well.  Add wet to dry, mixing only until just combined. (My mixture was quite thick.) Pour (or spread) 1/3 batter into well greased loaf pan; top with 1/3 swirl mixture.  Repeat 2 more times, ending with the swirl mixture on top.  Bake for 40-50 min until tester comes out clean.
Cinnamon Swirl Bread

This was such a lovely bread!  It wasn't too sweet, so it would be perfect for a coffee party or even for breakfast.  And because of the large flake oats, it had a very nice chewy texture.  I'd give this one an A+ rating!

Please Note:  This bread has the added benefit of helping to restore "cultural balance" if you've perhaps caused a diplomatic situation through surprise, shock and/or burning tongues and mouths!  

The U.N. might be interested in this recipe!


Janet said...

Definitely going to try out the recipe. And I was wondering where your trifty buys had gotten to - love the dishware!

The snow is very pretty - and the dog is loving it! Probably be gone by Sunday :(

Have a great weekend :)

DearHelenHartman said...

Brrrr and YUM!


Winter has finally arrived here. We're expecting another 4-5 inches of snow tonight. Love the evergreen pic. OXY does the trick every time. LOVE that stuff. Never heard of Petal dishware. LOVE the colors. It does look festive and pretty. None of than hot stuff got on your hands as you were rubbing them together, did it? WATCH OUT for your eyes. LOL ENJOY!

Sweet Tea said...

Your snow photo is lovely. We hit an unseasonably warm 80* today with sunshine. Imagine that!
Oh how yummy that bread looks. Besides tasting good, as you reported, it is BEAUTIFUL!!

Linda said...

Ohhh, the bread looks yummy! will try it. Snow coming in here tonight and tomorrow. Love your thrifty purchases. I never seem to find deals like that. Bummer. Have a warm, cozy weekend!

wendy said...

we have had very little snow also.And we are supposed to warm up from our fridged temps of last week. Heck, above zero...I may bring out the lawn chairs.

We LOVE spicy food at my house !!!

Nezzy said...

Oh baby it's cold here and I can almost smell that wonderful cinnamon bread from here. Bite please???

You snow truly does look fluffy!

Boy girl, your sure found a treasure in that comforter and that dinnerware sure does remind me of my Mama's Fiestaware. Could'a fooled me.

God bless and have yourself a delightful weekend sweetie!!!

Jake said...

We've had very little snow here in Toronto as well. We did homemade pizza this week also!!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I'm so glad harmony has been restored to the household. That's a powerful loaf!