Instead I'm just going to smile, change the channel or station, or pop my iPod on. I'm going to go for a walk, enjoy the sunshine (if it's out!), and play with my dogs. I want to talk to a friend about our kids and Paris Hilton and the PTA. I think I may bake a cake or some cookies. I feel the need to knead bread. I want to do something that's positive and happy and homey.
I think we're all in a negative mindset and if you're like me, it's been bringing you down. Let's take a break, shall we? Just for a day.
Bipartisan Brown Bread
A sweet brown bread that would do Boston proud! Serves 12 at 3 WW Points per serving
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups buttermilk
You can add raisins if you wish, but they will increase the Point value. Dates might be nice too.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan, knocking out excess flour.
In a large bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and brown sugar. Mix in molasses and buttermilk until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for one hour, or until done. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, and then remove from pan. Cool completely before slicing.
In my pre-WW days I would have served this with honey butter. I need to figure out a way to lighten that treat up!