The power has been out for the better part of the day, and we couldn't help but wonder if it had anything to do with the protests going on in town. It would blink on briefly from time to time, but mostly we just did without. So I'm posting quickly, while we have power!
I gave up on getting laundry done, but I did fire up the one thing that functions without electricity: My gas oven.
I (heart) my gas oven!
We had some strawberries on hand that were a bit past their prime, so I made three loaves of Strawberry Bread. It turned out so moist and good, I thought I'd share this delicious recipe with you.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour loaf pans.
3 cups flour (I used half whole-wheat.)
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 T cinnamon
Combine these ingredients, then make a well in the center. Then add...
4 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cups oil
Combine well, then stir in...
1 cup chopped pecans
16 pkg frozen strawberries, with the juice
(I used fresh, not frozen, and added just a bit of apple juice for moisture.)
Pour batter into two or three loaf pans and bake at 350 F for 40 minutes (three loaves) or up to 60 minutes (for two large loaves).
The recipe included a glaze to drizzle over the top, but we found that entirely unnecessary.
...I also made two apple-cheese pies, not to be confused with cheesecake. Didn't have a recipe, so this was just an experiment. I'll probably post about them once we've tasted them!