Bring On The Rain

I don’t know what the deal is today, but I am fried. Let’s just go ahead and blame Chloe. She started scratching and scratching early this morning, so I moved to the couch. Sometimes I think we need a bigger bed (or to kick the pug out ASAP… but she’s just so cuddly).

Breakfast was a green monster, pre-babysitting:


  • 1/2 c Vanilla Almond Breeze
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1/2 C Frozen Berries
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • Lots of Baby Spinach
  • Ice

‘Twas delicious, but surprisingly not filling. A couple of hours later I was starving and ended up munching on some ww toast with PB.

It POURED rain pretty much all day today, which was fabulous- though the kids were going a little stir-crazy by this afternoon. By noon they had already built a fort, played charades, read their summer reading, and watched Spongebob. I got done around 2:30 and headed home to figure out something for lunch:


Morningstar Farms Chick Patty on an Oroweat Sandwich Thin with mayo, Gulden’s and spinach. Along with last week’s leftover swiss chard with chickpeas and couscous. Not bad for taking about 5 minutes to throw together.

Brian’s always harassing me about not creating enough “baking” recipes for the blog, his argument being that the title includes the word BAKES and therefore I am deceiving you by not, um, baking stuff. I think he just wants cake. Anyway, I’ve been craving banana cupcakes lately and decided to give it a shot. I haven’t typed up the recipe yet (look for it tomorrow afternoon), but here’s a hint: It includes three of my absolute favorite flavors- banana, chocolate and peanut butter.


Oh yeah. I’ve been going at the leftover ganache with a spoon. See the divot?


Dinner was easy. Last week my friend Caryn gave me this pizza crust to try:


And she also tipped me off to these Davina Roasted Marinated Tomatoes from the bulk bar at Central Market:


They’re DELICIOUS. The only ingredients are tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar and herbs. I topped my half of our pizza with marinara, cheese, a chopped herb chicken breast (from CM prepared foods case), mushrooms, the roasted tomatoes and some dried oregano. Brian’s half had all of that- minus the chicken and plus Italian sausage.



Time to eat…


I have to say, this was probably the best pizza we’ve ever made. I’m officially addicted to these tomatoes. Next I want to try them on pasta.

Brian’s still putting the desk together and I’m about 5 seconds from passing out. Time for a little bedtime snack (CUPCAKE!) then hitting the hay.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the cupcake recipe! You won’t regret it!


What’s your favorite way to spend a rainy day?

It’s supposed to rain through Thursday! I see lots of baking in my future.

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0 Responses to Bring On The Rain

  1. runeatrepeat says:

    I’ve been wanting to make homemade pizza, but have convinced myself a piece of Costco pizza for 1.99 is cheaper and easier…

  2. Tammy says:

    That pizza looks amazing! and so do those cupcakes!!!! yum!!

    Favorite way to spend a rainy day is baking cookies and reading a good book (while eating said cookies).

  3. klemons says:

    I like to be on the couch watching a movie curled up with a blanket and the dog…and Chad too but only if he agrees to the movie I am watching and doesn’t bug me to change it to Die Harder Part X.

  4. Evan Thomas says:

    On a rainy day I just want to bake and watch a movie

    And that cupcake recipe sounds like a list of my favorite things!

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