Identity Crisis

I’ve got a meeting tonight and will be home late, so today’s post is going to be wrapped up into a nice little bite of afternoon delight.

I woke up too early this morning. So early that I went back to bed at 5:30 hoping to fall back to sleep but it didn’t happen, so my day officially started somewhere in the 4 o’clock hour. I waited for the sun to come up and then hopped on my bike for a 34 minute therapy session. My mind turns as fast as my wheels when I’m on the bike. No iPod – it’s just me and the road. Well, just me minus the hundreds other people in their cars. Details.

I came home to make the fastest breakfast of all time.

Breakfast Bowl

The best thing about this breakfast? The clean up.

Breakfast Dishes Done

No, no. Let me do the dishes. Please! It would be my pleasure.

While my wheels and mind were turning this morning I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m going steer this ship of a blog in a different direction for a little while. I submitted my request for more hours to be added to the day but until that’s approved I’m going to play around a bit with content and frequency.

Content will probably fall into one of seven categories: Food. Running. Health. Food. Motherhood. Craziness. Food. But not every meal and snack, and probably just once a day now too. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to just forge ahead with my new plan or write it out loud. I chose the latter.

Hi my name is Alison and I like to state the obvious.

So as I mentioned, I have a meeting tonight, and a few people (consider me one of those few people) offered to bring a snack. I didn’t know what I was going to bring until the perfect banana bread recipe from Granny Everythingtarian practically fell into my lap.

I had a little help with the mixing.

Making Banana Bread

I left out Holly’s additions of nuts and chocolate chips to make sure it’s nut-allergy friendly, given I’ll be serving this to other people. Other wise I totally would have nutted and chocolate-d this up! With the exception of a little whole wheat flour (the last of it – 3/4 c) I followed the original recipe.

Ready for the oven!

Ready for Oven

Since I was already making a mess in the kitchen, I figured what’s one more mess among messes and whipped up some sun dried tomato hummus while the kitchen filled with the scent of warm banana goodness.

Sundried Tomato Hummus

Or as Zak calls it, The Good Hummus.

My loaf took close to 50 minutes to bake before the toothpick was coming out clean. Love the banana slices on top, I’ve never done that before but I think it makes it look so pretty!


Sliced up and packed!

Sliced and Packed

Uh oh. One piece didn’t fit. What on earth shall I do with it? *wink wink*

Whatever Shall We Do With It?

Afternoon delight is right! Wait, what do you mean that’s not what “afternoon delight” means?