I am feeling all pumped up from BodyPump with Kath this morning!
It was fun to be in a gym and ACAC is quite posh but I am so over hour long strength sessions. There is no reason for me to have the muscular endurance to be able to lift something for long than a few minutes (groceries, couches, children). I prefer a 20-30 minute strength session with cardio intervals, super fast-paced and super efficient.
I channeled my afternoon energy into baking.
Our home is still overflowing with apples and plums from my last day at the orchard.
I started by chopping 3 big Winesap apples and a
boatload bowl-full of plums
I mixed 1 Tablespoon of arrowroot powder into 1/3 cup cranberry-grape juice (only because it’s all I had and the color matched the plums!).
I sprinkled the fruit with cinnamon and ground ginger, added the juice mixture, and stirred it all up.
As for the topping, 1 cup of whole wheat flour, 1 cup of oats, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, cinnamon, 1/4 cup coconut oil, a 1/4 cup honey, and a few tablespoons of almond milk went into a bowl and got all mixed up.
The fruit and topping went into a spring-form pan and into a 350 degree pre-heated oven.
25 minutes later the house started to smell A-ma-ZING!
The good smells must have wafted all the way to the neighbors house because he showed up at the door with a gift.
He is so sweet and thoughtful!
After 40 minutes in the oven I decided the crumb was done.
So far I’ve resisted digging into it (we may have people over for dinner tomorrow night and so I am saving it for that). No such luck for the challah, I am munching on a giant chunk of it and sipping on wine as I blog.
First Friday in C’ville means it time to gallery stroll! Have a delicious Friday night!