Monday, April 19, 2010

Thatboy's girls

Today has been a very good day for Thatboy. As I sit and type this, he's watching Ke$ha dancing around the stage on last week's SNL. When I shot him a "really?" look, he quickly defended himself. "What? I like her!"

And earlier tonight we hit the gym. I love our gym. Normally we get the women in tanks and shorts or capris on the cardio, and the men over in the weight section. Every now and then we'll have an...interesting...addition. Like the girl who showed up in pajamas and slippers and proceeded to run full out on the treadmill. Tonight, we had a different kind of exerciser. We'll call her "naked girl." Mostly because...well, she wasn't wearing any clothing. She wore a sports bra, and boy short underwear. And no shoes or socks. And proceeded to adjust her breasts within the sports bra shortly after starting her...workout. As we left, Thatboy asked me whether I thought she was a stripper or a porn star. "Either way," he told me, "I don't mind. She was hot."

But of course, neither Ke$ha or Naked Girl was going home with Thatboy, so I definitely win as his favorite girl. Especially when I'm the one packing his lunches, making his dinners, and baking up fabulous breakfasts that he can easily take to work with him. Do any of you have husbands/boyfriends/children like this? Thatboy sleeps until the latest possible moment, rushing out the door so he can meet his train. Which means a sit down breakfast is never going to happen. I have to make him something he can pack up and eat on the train or it's no breakfast for Thatboy. And we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

This bread was made during my blueberry phase. Yes, I go through fruit phases. I'll completely forget I like blueberries and then all of a sudden I have one and think - YES! This is what I've been missing! Right now I'm in a Cara Cara orange phase. A little specific, but what the heck. Anyway, back when I was in my blueberry phase, the idea of blueberry bread seemed like a fabulous idea. Like blueberry muffins, but loafier! Almost as fabulous as wearing clothing to the gym.

Blueberry Bread
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter, 3/4 cup sugar, apple sauce, and apple juice.
  2. Beat in eggs, milk, and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Add dry mixture to wet mixture.
  5. Fold in blueberries and pour into a loaf pan.
  6. Combine remaining 2 tsp sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle on top. Bake for 1 hour.


  1. I like Ke$ha, too, but those SNL performances really left me scratching my head.

  2. Ohhh man I can't stand Ke$ha. At all.

    But I do like blueberries, and wearing clothes to the gym!

  3. I will have to Google Ke$ha but I do know what blueberries do for a nice loaf.

  4. I have a woman in my gym who wears a full on business suit to work out in. And another who wears cowboy heels. It's a crazy world in which we live.

    This bread looks super good!

  5. i cannot tell you how much i despise ke$ha. the lyrics to her songs are HORRENDOUS.

    thank goodness the teen agrees with me.