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Friday, October 22, 2010

Apple Praline Bread ~ Blessings in Disguise

Apple Praline Bread

sigh. it's been one of those weeks. long, with a stretch of mundane laid out in front of me, with no end in sight. it was like days and days of mondays. don't you just loathe those? during weeks like that i just want to curl up on my red elephant spotted couch, with a book or remote in hand, and be mindless. but i fought thru it, making fresh meals every night, doing necessary grocery shopping trips, cleaning (because hello, i've a special friend visiting this weekend!) and finishing up a crochet project.

so despite this seasonal funk i'm experiencing i'm trying to have some semblance of civility towards others, be functional in daily life and you know what helps? bread. apple praline bread to be specific. it was by luck that i found it. last year while sitting in my orthodontist's office i was flipping thru Southern Living and found this recipe. not wanting to rip the page out, i snapped a pic with my cell and then promptly forgot about it, as i was fighting the good fight of straightening my grill. now that that fight is over, i'm fighting something else (there's always something else, isn't there?!) and this bread is my weapon, a blessing in disguise if you will. with the moistness from the sour cream (really, it's a must, don't skip this or use yogurt instead... just do it) and the crunchiness from the pecans (and i'm not a nut fan!) and the caramel drizzle on top? jesus wept. in joy. seriously. tucking into this for breakfast with my coffee, or 3pm snack with tea OR 8pm break with a glass wine (do not judge me) was a godsend.

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this picture has kinda nothing to do with apple praline bread but just to highlight my shitastic week: i stayed late one afternoon to phone screen a candidate. she stood me up. so at 6pm i packed up to leave and noticed this view outside my office window. who knew the sun could kiss the leaves in such a manner to make me pause after railing against the injustice of asshole candidates? yeah.

yarn love crush: Little Thingies

currently reading cormac maccarthy's the road. is this book going to make me sob for hours? cus i might have to put it down, i don't think i can handle sooty grey clouds right now.

ray la montagne's Let It Be Me = swoon

have a loverly weekend.

15 comments:

  1. I had a Southern Living moment in my eye doctor's office yesterday. Sadly, he called me back before I could get swept away by any of the Thanksgiving recipes.

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  2. ahahaha i love reading your posts cause it makes me feel like less of an asshole ;)

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  3. Hi Angry Asian. Tired Asian here.

    I discovered your blog through Wendi @ BAH and am now a (totally entertained) follower of your foodz/posts.

    That apple praline bread looks money, btw.

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  4. I wept with Jesus. Sour cream and pecans and caramel. Ohmy. I would have no restraint.

    Also - I think our equivalent to Southern Living must be Canadian Living. One of those magazines I only every read because it's inevitably in waiting rooms of every health practitioner in this country.

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  5. P.S. Ray LaMontagne is the shit. I've been on a huge acoustic/indie/folk-y kick for a while now and this season has only intensified it.

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  6. i'm glad your shitty week is getting better. it's nice to have beautiful skies and yummy bread to brighten things up a bit. have a great weekend!

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  7. Don't give up on Cormac or that book! Sure it may be a little on "Debbie Downer" side, but what post-apocalyptic story isn't? Just remember, in the end the story is about one thing only, survival, which can kind of give the book a little bit of light, despite its solid black cover.

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  8. @Chi WC - like you wouldn't believe! :)

    @Wendi - only redeeming quality about dr's offices: the magazine reading.

    @vyzie - i aim to please! i also am going to try to be less of an asshole, you need to step it up. :)

    @ali - thank you & welcome! j'adore your blog too. & ray? his voice makes me feel so so SO warm inside.

    @maria - really, this bread has wonderful healing powers, i credit the sour cream, caramel and nuts.

    @jacqui - yes! i always look up now to the skies and heavens to cheer me up and now when i look down, i've bread. ::bliss::

    @rod - so wait. the father & son do survive at the end? it's not that depressing then... r

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  9. @Chi WC - like you wouldn't believe! :)

    @Wendi - only redeeming quality about dr's offices: the magazine reading.

    @vyzie - i aim to please! i also am going to try to be less of an asshole, you need to step it up. :)

    @ali - thank you & welcome! j'adore your blog too. & ray? his voice makes me feel so so SO warm inside.

    @maria - really, this bread has wonderful healing powers, i credit the sour cream, caramel and nuts.

    @jacqui - yes! i always look up now to the skies and heavens to cheer me up and now when i look down, i've bread. ::bliss::

    @rod - so wait. the father & son do survive at the end? it's not that depressing then... r

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  10. Don't give up on Cormac or that book! Sure it may be a little on "Debbie Downer" side, but what post-apocalyptic story isn't? Just remember, in the end the story is about one thing only, survival, which can kind of give the book a little bit of light, despite its solid black cover.

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  11. i'm glad your shitty week is getting better. it's nice to have beautiful skies and yummy bread to brighten things up a bit. have a great weekend!

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  12. ahahaha i love reading your posts cause it makes me feel like less of an asshole ;)

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  13. I had a Southern Living moment in my eye doctor's office yesterday. Sadly, he called me back before I could get swept away by any of the Thanksgiving recipes.

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