Those who are married, engaged or in a dedicated relationship with someone knows what happens next.
Um...yeah...I've got to go carb free too.
No punishment is more cruel than stuffing your pie hole with pasta while your beloved is choking down brown rice (I know it's not carb free - baby steps, people). I couldn't continue my macaroni loving ways while TH was struggling with salad.
I won't pretend that I'm perfect. The winter weather and my inability to pry my ass out of bed on a dark and frozen morning to run, may have allowed a few pounds to adhear to my frame. Thankfully, the weather man has promised a few days in the 50's right after we get a nasty wet snowstorm threatening to dump 4-5 inches on us overnight. Yes, here in New England we like to have a temperature swing of 40 degrees. Freezing one day, sunny and warm the next. Come move here and join us in the challenge of dressing each day. But, I digress.
We have eliminated the pasta (we've gone to wheat pasta, but please don't tell the doctor) and bake potatoes. There are minimal snacking options in the cabinet and TH is no longer allowed to make everything into a sandwich for dinner. The man is Joey from "Friends." He will make a sandwich out of mac n'cheese if I don't watch him.
But, the greatest tragedy in this whole diet mess
I also love sweet bread. Lemon poppyseed bread, slightly warmed with sweet cream butter is delicious enough to make me forget sex for a moment or two. Banana bread is another fav. I searched years for a decent banana bread recipe. Then, quite by surprise, I was looking through an old computer and found a file containing this recipe. You always think you're going to find porn (and usually do) when cleaning out a former employees computer. Instead, I found the best recipe for banana bread.
Enjoy, lovers. Just because I'm suffering, doesn't mean you have to!
Makes (2) 7x3 inch loaves or 1 bundt cake
1 cup mashed bananas (3 overripe bananas)
1 cup sour cream
½ cup butter
1 1/3 cups white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
Optional: 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour pan(s)
Combine banana and sour cream. In a separate bowl cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla. Add 1 egg at a time and beat well. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture until just combined. Blend in banana mixture. Gently fold in blueberries. Spread batter into prepared pan(s)
Bake for 50 minutes or until bread tests done. (1 ½ hour in metal pans.)