Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday Roundup


The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.

The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.

Emily Dickinson
Good morning all. Well, it's been a heck of a week. The best part of it is Autumn is here, and we have been having some fantastic weather.  Yes, the temperature has been up to 80, but it's not the same 80 as summer.  This I can deal with.  And I am loving the cool mornings.  Used to be the first thing I walked into the living room in the morning was turn on the AC.  Now I just throw open the window.  Awesome.

Had a quiet week.  Only had school on Monday because of the Jewish holidays.  Next week it starts in earnest.  Today I have Tai Chi in the morning and then heading back home and taking tomorrow as a day of rest because once Sunday rolls around I won't have a day of rest for two weeks. Not complaining, though.  I love being busy, and I enjoy learning new things.  I told Ralph the other day that if I had it to do over again, I'd be a nutritionist and not a substance abuse counselor.  I'd still be in a helping profession, but one with a lot less stress.

I had a quiet celebration on Mabon.  Made chicken breasts marinated in rosemary, garlic powder, black pepper, melted butter and lemon juice. Baked in oven.  Served with salad, brocolli,

 2 1/2 cups flour 
 1 tablespoon baking powder
 1/4 teaspoon salt 
 1 egg 
 2 snack size cups of applesauce
 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
 2/3 cup fat free milk 
 2 tablespoons oil 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in large bowl and set aside.

Beat egg in medium bowl. Stir in applesauce, brown sugar, milk and oil. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. (Batter will be lumpy.) Pour 1/2 of the batter into a loaf pan sprayed with Pam or your choice of non-cooking spray.  Sprinkle 1/2 of cinnamon topping and spread evenly. 


1 cup packed brown sugar 
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup  flour
1/4 cup salt free butter (melted)
2 tsp. cinnamon

 Combine ingredients and blend with a fork until crumbly.

Pour the rest of batter into pan and sprinkle  the rest of the cinnamon topping evenly to cover. 
Bake for about 40-45 minutes.

Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Yes, I love it when the cooler weather arrives too! That chicken looks yummy.

  2. I sent the comment before I finished writing it! I was about to say, you are a very impressive person!!Have a blessed weekend!

  3. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Yay for autumnal weather - and colours.

  4. We are still waiting for cooler weather here in Texas! Perhaps before Thanksgiving I will be throwing my windows and doors ope to chilly fall air!!
    I am fascinated by this post! You must be an amazing woman! I was going to be your newest follower but discovered I am already one. I must check on my feed so I don't keep missing your posts!!!