It is so nice to have a whole day off to putter around aimlessly.....After church, I came home and read for a while, took a nap and then when upstairs to create....Took a break, made some Carrot Pineapple bread and then back upstairs. Working makes me really appreciate my time at home. It is the best place on earth.
I finished some witch atc's first. Missy (littlemessymissy.blogspot.com) is having a little swap....I needed to make two cards but I made four. It has been months since I have made an artists trading card. These are collaged and painted and I really enjoyed myself. No time crunch today!!!
Then the quick bread....The house smells so good....This bread is almost like carrot cake, but easier to make.....
1.5 cups of shredded carrots...(mine are from our garden and I put them in the food processor)
1 8 oz can crushed pineapple
1 c brown sugar
1 c white sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 c vegetable oil
mix this all together and then add
3 c flour
1 tsp salt
1tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
mix in the dry ingredients until moist. Grease two big loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees until done....about 50 minutes. Raisins and nuts are up to you....I just throw some in until it looks right......
Walmart sells this really yummy squeeze bottle of Honey Butter....It isn't thick, it is more like a glaze..It is awesome on quick bread. Yum, yum..
I ate a small piece and then jumped on the treadmill for three miles...We are still doing the Biggest Loser at work and there are 5 more weeks...I have lost eleven pounds. I am so tired of eating food I don't like all that much all day long. Mostly I eat oatmeal, fruit and vegetables and a little chicken and albacore....it gets old. I cheated once big and ate a hamburger...Sometimes you just have too...This bread just smelled too good to resist and it is a nice break from all the zucchini bread I have been making.
After the treadmill I made some polymer clay gnomes for my friend Rianne in The Netherlands. She is the one who made me the cute little tags and cards for my swaps....She and her little girl like gnomes and had seen some I made before so I offered to make them....Hope you like them Rianne....
Happy Sunday all.......