I am feeling invigorated tonight now that the biggest, craziest week of my year (via my full-time job) is over and done with. Mind you, this doesn’t mean life slows waaaaay down or anything – but it does help. I hope this also means I’ll be posting a little more regularly again too.
Let’s start with a few pics of the weekend, which was spent partially enjoying my own schedule at home. I had the day off Friday (thank goodness!) and enjoyed being able to drop off and pick up Joe from school – even treating both of us to a Caribou Coffee treat after school. I also a cooked an actual meal on Friday night and the recipe will be posted for Turkey Tuesday (another yay)!
Saturday morning I actually baked a new treat (recipe follows below) that was quite sinfully delicious. Later in the day, we headed out to my hometown to celebrate a friend’s 50th birthday party at the local establishment. I don’t think we have been out to the farm since Christmas so it was great to see everyone and relax for a while.
Tonight, I have a LuLaRoe album sale going on via my Facebook group so I’ve been monitoring that and assisting customers with questions along with picking out some new outfits to photograph later this week.
I’m not sure I’m 100% ready to go back to work tomorrow, but spring break looms in a couple of weeks and I’m taking my time off then so I can just be. We aren’t traveling anywhere but I want to use the time to get a few things organized for my LuLaRoe business and I’m going to love doing mom things – like coordinating Joe’s busy social schedule – without the added interference of work for a few days.
Enjoy the pics and look for a Turkey Tuesday post this week!
Hector, Minnesota’s Min Street – my hometown. 🙂
My niece, Miss Morgan, was rocking her style for the birthday party! (I’m head-to-toe LuLaRoe, of course.)
Miss Morgan wanted an Elsa (aka Frozen) braid for the party and I happily obliged. 🙂
My sissy and her baby girl … adorable!
A small town Saturday night at The Other Place in Hector. 🙂
The morning after … Teacher Man snuggled with Miss Morgan while Avery, the German Shorthair, staked his claim on the other side of the couch.
And this wasn’t good or anything. 😉 Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread – recipe below.
- Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the loaf pans
- One 15.25-ounce box chocolate cake mix
- 1/4 cup oil
- 4 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter chips
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 3 to 4 tablespoons warm milk or water
- For the banana bread: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray two 9-by-5-inch loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.
- Combine the cake mix, oil, mashed bananas, eggs and 1/2 cup water in a large bowl and mix with a hand mixer or whisk until well blended, about 2 minutes.
- Fold in the peanut butter chips.
- Evenly divide the batter between the 2 prepared loaf pans.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes.
- Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove and let cool on a cooling rack.
- For the peanut butter glaze: Combine the confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and 3 tablespoons of the warm milk in a bowl and whisk until smooth. It should be about as thick as pancake batter; if it's too thick, just add a little more milk.
- Pour some of the glaze over each loaf and let set for about 10 minutes.
- Slice and serve.