Monday Morning Begging

Well, my bread did not turn out well.

It smelled amazing. It tasted great! The sour was there, and I think my starter is doing well.

But I didn’t let it rise long enough and it just did not look like a good loaf of bread. I’m glad it tasted so good, though! The next loaf will be much better :)

Nick made coffee to go along with our blondie desserts last night, and even though I only had a half mug, I could not go to sleep last night!

I’m pretty tired this morning and will be making some coffee in just a few minutes.


I just wanted a simple bowl of oats for breakfast and I had one banana that was at the perfect ripeness.


  • 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, pinch salt
  • cinnamon
  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter


Sometimes the best bowls are the simplest.

Now I’ve got a rowdy puppy begging to play for a few minutes before I start work :)


Last chance to win some soup! I’m picking a winner at lunchtime.


Best part of your weekend?


  1. Best part of my weekend: 10 minutes in the steamroom at my gym. I hadn’t been in a long time, and it was so relaxing…

    Happy Monday! Have a great week!

  2. Best part of my weekend: meeting up with blog friends! :)

  3. Get ready for a LEGEND, wait for it…..

    DARY night tonight :)

  4. Sorry about the bread, but your oats look AMAZING. best part of my weekend: I got a massage!

  5. Sorry the bread didn’t turn out! Maybe you can use it to make bread pudding or something?

  6. I bet the bread will be awesome next time then!

  7. Perfect breakfast, I have that pretty much every morning! No worries on the bread, I’m sure next time will be better!

  8. A ripe banana makes the best bowl of oatmeal :)

  9. Best part of the weekend: catching up with everything I needed to do around the house.

  10. Sorry about the bread. My moms sourdough is always short though. It is never puffy like regular bread.

  11. doh. darn bread. next time!

    we went out for a BEAUTIFUL walk on Sunday. that was my highlight.

  12. I’m sure your next bread-baking attempt will be a success! The highlight of my weekend was watching the Ravens beat the Patriots in the first round of the playoffs!

  13. Sorry the bread didn’t turn out the way you wanted!! It’ll just make it that much better when you make the perfect loaf :)

  14. The good part is you know what to do for next time. I think a lot of it is just learning by experience and having confidence in your instincts. Since bread is kind of a living thing it doesn’t always perform exactly to recipes.

  15. Aw I’m sorry about the bread!
    Ah if I drank coffee in the evening I would most definitely be up all night–hope your morning coffee wakes you up a bit! Have a great week!

  16. Best part = holding my friend’s 4-month old baby!

    Love your polka dot bowl. :)

  17. I totally botched my weekly loaf of bread last night, too. I didn’t hear the machine beep and by the time I got to it, it had flattened and soured on me! I didn’t /intend/ to make sour dough like you but that’s how it turned out ;-;

  18. As long as it tasted good I would consider it a success!

  19. bread recipes are so difficult to master.. you’ll get ’em next time!

    m’mmm.. oats, banana, and PB – simplicity at it’s finest.

  20. So good. Cant go wrong with oats, banans and PB=) Always a great combo. Have a great day!

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