Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Afternoons

My favourite day of the week, bar none, is Saturday. There's something about having a bit of extra sleep on Saturday mornings and knowing that I don't have to be up early the next day come Saturday night, that makes it the perfect day, no matter what happens in between. 

Sundays are more hit and miss. There are days when I'll go out to the garden in the morning, and come in for lunch only to discover it's 3 in the afternoon. The hours just slip by far too quickly. Some days however, there seems to be enough time to accomplish what didn't get finished on Saturday, sort of like today. 

We had a hodgepodge of weather today; there was the occasional brightening of sunshine but for most of the day it looked more like this, and worse...those trees were bent right over at times.
So to compensate, indoors there were was some of this happening...
And when the trees look like they might snap on a whim, there's not much else to do but start baking. It not only warms the house up, but Glimmer twin tummies too. It started with a beer cheddar loaf. Which was inconsiderately devoured before the thought of a photo had time to hatch. And from there one loaf quickly snowballed into two loaves of banana bread.
And then I looked around for something else to do, like blogging, but the Artist was cleaning the office, so I retreated back to the kitchen and decided to make a little treat for our border patrol guard. All natural goodness with only four ingredients; our quality control expert gave it two paws up.
But they were finished rather quickly and it was still forty-five minutes until dinner and the Artist was still cleaning, so I pulled out a sweet little cookbook that had belonged to my Grandma. Inside the front cover, she had marked down a few recipes with their page number, including an oatmeal cookie recipe.
And it looked so darn easy and so quick that I whipped up a batch of oatmeal cookies which literally took 10 minutes to throw together and are delicious as all get out, making them my new go to, cookie in a jiffy, recipe.
And now that we all know how many calories I need to burn off this week, 
how was your weekend?

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I'm linking up with the Homestead Barn Hop!




~Be well friends~

19 comments:

texwisgirl said...

oh wow! you pack a lot into one day!!! me, i took a 2 1/2 hr nap!!! dogs enjoyed it as much as i did!

ONG said...

The weather looks bad but damn look what it led to. Those loaves look mighty tasty!

ain't for city gals said...

I want to bake but I just can't...I somewhere lost my self control for eating sweets...and I can't do anymore jogging than what I am doing...what's a girl to do?

Anonymous said...

What's the recipe for the cookies? they look great!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Ok.. I was just thinking about how I need to jump-start my workouts this week.. especially after the evil baking I did over the weekend :) Your treats, human and canine, look divine. If I weren't so stuffed myself right now, I'd say.. please pass me a cookie. Seriously, those look great, as do the banana breads! Here's to warmer weather and long walks! (and less baking.. lol) -Tammy

Red Gate Farm said...

I love that the canine treats got into the mix too! It all sounds so yummy... I didn't get around to baking anything this weekend :(

I know what you mean about the difference between Saturday and Sunday... on Saturday you KNOW you have one more day so it just sort of drifts by but come Sunday the clock really speeds up or something!

Here's hoping your weather takes a much warmer turn,
Chris

Dawn said...

Hilarious! Your Hodgepodge of weather was EXACTLY like my hodgepodge of weather! And I too baked 2 loaves of banana bread today. But that was the extent of my baking. You sound a tad more ambitious than I;))

Nancy said...

Our weather has been a bit crazy too. Rain/snow/wind on Saturday.

I baked cookies, venison burgers and Runzas. Fortunately, the husband took them all to South Dakota for the work-week. :)

Buttons said...

Yes the weather was crazy here also rain, snow, sleet, hail and sometimes sun. I baked a pumpkin bread out of my Dutch cookbook also. Saturdays are great for baking oh and eating when the weather is nasty. B

Feral Female said...

Gracious what a busy day! Our weather here was crazy as well yesterday.

Deb said...

We'll have to rename you Betty Crocker! hmm I wonder if the Artist took his time cleaning so you would keep baking.

from my front porch... said...

My Nana use to make cookies for the pups each Christmas! I love you cookie cutter :)
We had sunshine yesterday-all day!
Remember, calories eaten on a weekend don't count. Only Mon-Fri!
LYLAS
xo, misha

MJ said...

Oh would I have loved to have been in your house this weekend, with all that baked goodness!! Even the dog biscuits look good!!!

luckybunny said...

We had the same weather. Good idea to stay inside and bake! I'm sure the dogs didn't complain! :)

Tina said...

This sounds like a great Sunday to me! So productive!
Tina in Germany

Carolyn said...

I love those kind of Sundays.I am on the barn hop from Homestead Revival. Nice Blog. Keep up the good work!

Carolyn

Elle Bee said...

Between the snow and the treats, it looked like a perfect weekend!

Anonymous said...

For a minute I thought you'd made biscotti! But then I remembered: dog biscuits =:0
love stalker mom

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The banana bread looks delicious. We made cookies and didn't feel at all bad about having the oven on 'cause it is indeed cold, and wet. Lucky patrol dog, they look cute.