Yesterday was a sad day at our house.
I woke up to a horrible screeching that sounded like someone screaming, “Mom!” I opened both the boys’ doors to find them fast asleep in their beds. When the screeching continued, I gingerly walked downstairs, finding my kitty, Romeo, crying out in this primal, human-like way. His back legs were completely paralyzed and he was struggling to stand, frightened, and lurching forward. A horrible morning ensued the two boys and me in the vet’s office with the kitty howling and the boys running around me –and no one seeing us for an hour and a half. It was miserable watching my sweet kitty suffering. Two hours later, he was gone. The same way we lost his little brother-to congestive heart failure. He was the kind of cat that never hissed a time in his life and loved to sit on people’s laps, purring so loudly you could hear him in the next room. We will miss you Romi baby! I am so glad you are in Kitty Heaven with your brother Zorro.
Now for a Sunshine recipe on a sad day….Blackberry Citrus Bread.
Here’s What You Need:
1 1/2 cups flour1/3 cup of sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsps cinnamon
2 containers of Pineaapple or Lemon Chobani Greek Yogurt
Juice & zest of 1 lemon
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
1/2 tsp of vanilla
60z fresh blackberries
Here’s What You Do:
Preheat the oven to 350. Mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, sugar and salt together. Whisk the eggs, vanilla, oil, 1 TBS of honey, lemon juice and zest together until smooth. Stir in the yogurt until completely mixed in. Very gently stir in the blackberries and then mix with the dry ingredients. Pour into a 9×5 pan coated with cooking spray. I topped with a generous squirt of honey and “swirled” it around. Bake for 45 minutes-1 hour or until your fork comes out dry. Let the bread cool and then shake onto a plate. (It may be helpful to loosen the sides first).
This was really good! I was super excited about how “professional” it looked and tasted, because I love lemon loafs. I am going to serve this for Mother’s Day when my guests are arriving.
I wish I would have just said, “Yes” when my son asked if these were raspberries, which he likes. For some reason he decided he didn’t like blackberries and so he loved this bread if I cut around them. Geez…So, next time raspberries it is! (This is good for breakfast or for a treat.)
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