This morning I woke up reeeeeeally excited.
Yes, I was “pumped” about going to BodyPump, which I did- along with 20 minutes of intervals on the elliptical. And yes, the grunter was there and was grunting her face off the entire class.
But what I was really excited about was what I left on the kitchen counter on the way out the door…
At 5:25am this morning, I whipped out my bread machine and prepared to have a warm, crusty loaf of bread waiting for me upon my return home. I used this Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread Mix that I received a few months ago from iHerb.com.
Well let me tell you, I thought about this bread during my entire BodyPump class.
FYI: Daydreaming about fresh baked bread while trying to concentrate on lunges is not a good idea. Almost tipped it over a few times…but anyways.
So by the time I got home and opened the door, I could smell it. Ohhh the aromas of fresh baked bread! Especially when we’re talkin’ cinnamon raisin. My timing was impeccable because within five minutes, my little machine went “beep beep beep,” alerting me that it was time to dig in.
So I ran right over,
opened up the lid,
grinning from ear to ear, AND…
What the heck happened???
I mean, I thought I was done with the horrendous bread baking fiascos. It was supposed to be in the past! I’ve gotten much better at the whole bread baking thing, I swear. Thank goodness I at least have one loaf that I haven’t messed up…
My one saving grace was that it came out of the pan in one piece; otherwise, I was ready to chuck it right into the garbage. Talk about one ugly lookin’ loaf of bread.
But seeing as though it came out clean, I figured I’d try to slice into it and investigate the party that was happenin’ inside. I could only imagine, judging from the outside.
But much to my surprise, the inside didn’t look half bad.
So since you already know that I hate wasting food, I decided to snag a couple nibbles, which deemed themselves worthy enough to have for breakfast. Who knew?!?
Then again, anything that’s covered with almond butter and banana will always be delicious, right?
Oh, and in case you weren’t already impressed enough by my stellar bread baking skills, my ability to cut a slice of bread evenly is even better.
Along with my full slice, I had a couple other mini slices off of my nibbling piece, topped with a little more almond butter.
I’m going to go ahead and say that the first few bites I had of the bread were a little iffy. Since this is probably my first time trying gluten free bread, I wasn’t sure what to expect taste and/or texture wise. Top that with the fact that my bread baked atrociously, and well, you get my point.
But the more I ate of the bread, the more I liked it! It actually had a really good flavor to it, and as long as I stayed away from the top of the loaf (aka, where half the dry bread mix was still sitting) it was great!
Along with my disaster-turned-okay breakfast, I enjoyed a luke warm iced coffee. Yes, luke warm…Jay took the rest of the iced, brewed me another batch and put it in the freezer, but I was too antsy to wait any longer for it to really cool off. Sheesh.
Okay, so it wasn’t the smoothest breakfast on record, but I’d say it still turned out okay, wouldn’t you?
Now let’s just hope the rest of my day goes a little better than this.
Question for the Day:
What was the last kitchen disaster you had happen to you?