Poison: flat white
Favourite things: rainy windy mornings
Today I joined the revolution of online grocery shopping.
It was delivered before 9am, my groceries were put away before ten past and we never even left the house.
Grocery shopping with a baby is painful, in fact I find grocery shopping a little painful at most times, unless it involves a little chocolate or coffee.
Seriously, to be able to save time and money to focus on other more precious pursuits of my time is brilliant.
I love the line from Mumford and sons;
Where you invest your love is where you invest your life.
Invest your love in the little things for your family. Make a boring Tuesday night dinner brilliant. Light a candle, sing some tunes. Love life.
Let someone else do your grocery shopping for you so you can focus on things that matter.
Sometimes we just need to try something new and not just be a martyr all the time.
I am so often a martyr and want to do things the hard way. We have so many opportunities to make our life easier, why not embrace them!
Also I found this recipe for Banana bread which is such a comfort food for me.
Sometimes a little home cooking and a lot of coffee and a little music and a lot of candles, make a rainy day into an inspiring one.
Happy Tuesday everyone, lamb roast and banana bread will be a baking for this little abode.
Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread
For the bread:
3 over-ripe bananas, smashed up
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
dash of salt
1 1/2 cups flour
For the swirl:
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbs cinnamon
Preheat oven to 200. Butter and flour a loaf pan.
Mix bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together. sprinkle baking soda and salt around on top of the banana mixture. Then gently stir in flour. Be careful not to over-mix!
In a small dish, mix together the 1/3 cup sugar and 1 Tbs cinnamon.
Add 1/2 of the batter to the loaf pan and then sprinkle half, or a little more than half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture all over the batter in the pan. Add the rest of the batter, and then sprinkle the leftover cinnamon-sugar on top.
Bake for 50-60 minutes, but remember, if you’re using a different-sized loaf pan to watch the loaf!