When most women are upset they go shopping and find comfort in the form of retail therapy. Me? I relax by spending time in the kitchen. I’ve been cooking up a storm all day long, and I have to admit I do feel a little better!
I woke up this morning and headed straight for the kitchen to make some comforting stovetop oats with skim milk and a banana. This was so warm and creamy and delicious, and accompanied by a strong cup of toffee flavored coffee my day was definitely off to a good start.
After breakfast I exercised, showered, put on the comfiest clothes I have and went straight back to work in the kitchen.
I started by making myself one of my favorite lunches: omelette with mushrooms, greens, laughing cow and ketchup and ezekial cinnamon raisin english muffin.
Then it was baking time!
I was tasting as I went, obviously, and knew that both were going to be huge hits. I was craving chocolate and to prevent myself from eating the entire bag of chocolate chips while my goodies were baking, I promised myself that I could have not one, but two slices of the loaf when it was ready.
I’m glad I didn’t fill up on chocolate chips because this chocolate pumpkin loaf was amazing! It was warm and oozing with chocolatey goodness. Divine!
My biscotti are still in the oven but honestly I am stuffed right now so I think I’m going to have to put their taste-testing off until after dinner—and a good dinner it will be too! I’m going to start working on that soon! I have a bad feeling our electricity and water bill is going to be through the roof this month–sorry parents!