I’ve been sitting here for quite awhile staring at the glow of the New Post screen as I try to formulate my thoughts.   My mind wanders from a less than ideal day at work to thoughts of tomorrow. . . Tuesday. . . my favorite day.  I sort through the pictures and look for inspiration and I find myself stuck on this
one. . .

I’ve really got nothing to say about the picture. . . except that I like it. 

How’s that for inspiring? 

The thing is, this blog has become my place to unload, process, think, feel and be creative.  I’d be lying, though, if I said there isn’t a part of me that looks for comments, affirmations, followers and acknowledgments of, “Hey! I’m reading!” 

(Oh, how I love to put my humanity on display.) That’s the wrong reason to blog, I know.

The reality is that tonight I am exhausted.  Tonight the thoughts are too many or too few or too chaotic to capture.  There are no inspirational words, grand meanings, or conclusions to be drawn.

Tonight, I am blank.

So, I decided to share another of my most popular recipes.  I don’t know where I got it or from whom it originated. . . but I’ve had it for years and always have requests for it.  It is quick, simple, and delicious. . .


Batter:                                                                                 Glaze:

3 c. all purpose flour                                                            1/4 cup orange juice
2 c. sugar                                                                            1/2-3/4 c. sugar
3 eggs                                                                                 1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder                                                     1/2 tsp. butter flavoring
1 1/2 tsp. salt                                                                       1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 T. poppy seeds
1 1/2 c. milk
3/4 c. vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 1/2 tsp. butter flavoring.

In a large bowl, combine all batter ingredients in order given.  Do not include glaze ingredients at this point.
Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes until well blended.
Pour into 2 well-greased and floured 8x4x3 loaf pans. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Mix ingredients for glaze in order given.
While bread is still warm, pierce tops with a fork and pour glaze over all.  

Cool and Enjoy!

That’s all I’ve got tonight.  Perhaps tomorrow will be better. . .

“Courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”-Mary Anne Radmacher

  • Sassytimes - March 15, 2011 - 1:57 pm

    I think it IS inspiring that you have nothing to say. That you are not perfect, that it takes you time to come up with your amazing posts. You are human. Sometimes it's okay to not have anything to say. You're still an amazing blogger. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Adopted Aunt - March 15, 2011 - 3:10 pm

    Love the pictures (Charlie?) I think its ok that you don't have anything to say. It only means that you are are human. That you need to process what your day was like and look forward to today (tues) I am glad that you are not perfect and are willing to admit that you don't have words to say:) That is ok!!!!!!! You still have so many inspiring words that you have written and will write. You are still loved!!!! Love the picture and the recipe:) Have a great day:)ReplyCancel

  • Ky • - March 15, 2011 - 9:05 pm

    Yum. That sounds delicious. I need to find poppyseeds down here…


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