Thursday, February 3, 2011

I'm done with Winter!!!!

 I can't tell you how over Winter I am!!!! I have never been one for cold weather in the first place but this weather is ridiculous! Can't wait for it to all go away!!!! While it is beautiful when it is coming down and fresh the after effects just plan stink! Brock had to work early this morning at the coffee shop...which seriously who in this weather gets coffee at 6:30 in the morning?!?! So he gets up and heads to the bathroom....like most people do first thing in the morning and he discovered we don't have water!!!! Apparently the pipes are frozen which means we are out of water until they defrost!!!! Which could be a long time considering the temp outside is 3 degrees! AHAHAH!!!!! This is a no bueno situation!
Since we had no water I got up and when Brock went to work I decided to venture to Wal-mart. Thank the Lord that Wal-mart was fully stocked with water and all the other things I needed. It was freezing outside and by the time I got home I couldn't feel my toes, my nose, or my fingers!!! My body was frozen!
So to cheer me up on this cold waterless day I decided to make a low carb cinnamon swirl loaf and a delicious cup of coffee!!!
This recipe is super easy and I got it off the Carbquik website. Which if you don't have any and you are living the low carb life style it is a must!!!! It is basically a low carb version of Bisquick.  I can make almost anything with it and it is only 2 carbs a serving! If you don't care about carbs at all I am pretty sure you could probably substitute the Carbquik with Bisquick.
















Cinnamon Swirl Loaf
www.carbalose.com

Ingredients:
Cinnamon Swirl
1/3 cup of Splenda
1/8 cup of Splenda Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons of grounded cinnamon (I doubled this) :)
2 tbsp of unsalted butter

Batter:
1 1/2 cups of Carbquik
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of butter (unsalted..1 stick)
3/4 cup of Splenda
3 eggs
2 teaspoons of Vanilla extract
1 cup of sour cream

Directions:
Preheat oven 350. Spray with non stick spray or butter a loaf pan. (9x5x3)
Cinnamon Swirl : 
Mix the two sugars together.
Batter:
1. Mix Carbquik, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl
2. Melt butter (1 stick) then with a mixer add splenda. Beat until light and fluffy. Add one egg at a time and beating it in the mixture completely before adding the next. Then add vanilla.
3. Starting with the dry ingredients start alternating dry mix with sour cream. Starting with dry ingredients and ending with dry ingredients.
4 When it is all mixed together pour half the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with half the sugar mixture. Repeat with the rest of the batter and sprinkle the rest of the sugar mix. Take a knife and swirl it into the mixture. Melt the 2 tablespoons of butter and drizzle it on the top.
5. Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the middle.
6. Let it cool for about 5 minutes on a cooling rack before taking it out of the pan and serving.
-Next time I make this I will probably add some chopped pecans.
cinnamon swirl bread with some butter


      
BREAKFAST!!! :) 


Today's plan is go to the gym...more so to shower, then head home to watch movies and tv...it is Thursday so all my favorite shows are on tonight!!!!Chau!








                     










2 comments:

Sandy Krout said...

wahoo!!
possibly your first comment ever.
cannot believe your pipes are frozen! not sure i'd make it too long without a shower. :/ have fun at the gym.

and .. um .. yummy!! [love your plate, too!]

Kim said...

YAY! I fixed it! So glad I figured it out!
I hope our pipes get fixed soon too! I need to clean my kitchen after baking this morning. :)