Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Baking and Thrifting

Even if I get to thrift on a small scale every week....it's seldom I find something that strikes my fancy.

I was rewarded last thrusday with this delicious carafe!


I've found quite a few Pyrex carafes in my day but this is my first all orange!
It's full of sunshine! I just couldn't leave there, I had to bring it to Vonlipi's House of Pyrex!

Over the weekend I had the deep craving for some cranberry and orange bread. A treat my mother made quite often when I was young. To my dismay I couldn't find the recipe! Rats!
But I remembered that it was a Quaker Oats recipe, so off I was to surf the web.

You can find the recipe HERE

I was delighted to see that they made the recipe healthier. I myself divided the flour as follows 1/2 cup of unbleached flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat and 1/2 cup spelt flour. I alos added the zest of a whole orange.

I baked it in Pyrex, of course.

I prefer to bake 2 smaller loafs.
   
YUM!

Off to bed I am, sleep tight and don't let the bedbugs bite!

Bandito is spending the night at the vet motel and will get de-balled tomorrow.
We choose that vet because they are close and very professional. They mucho get on my nerves because they talk about money all, I mean ALL THE TIME!

When we went for shots about 2 weeks ago, they presented us with a quote for the castration. Tonight after we gave them the cat (OUR cat, yes we decided to adopt it) they asked for a deposit.

I WAS SO INSULTED! HEY PEOPLE I'M LEAVING YOU MY CAT FOR THE NIGHT, A CAT I'VE DECIDED TO TAKE CARE OF AND LOVE UNTIL HE DIES AND YOU WANT ME TO GIVE A FREAKING DEPOSIT?????

Of course I didn't say anything, but I was boilling inside. Dan said: I knew you would flip out, I just knew.
 And of course I know that it's their policy because some yahoos left their cats and ran away without paying. But it still pisses me off! 

4 comments:

Zootsuitmama said...

Very cute carafe...all Spring/Summer like!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Well I am glad you are keeping the cat!! I hate that it is all about the money!
Love the Pyrex carafe!

Jill said...

I'd love to find a carafe like that one, all I have are the yellow ones!

SharonLou said...

I love your carafe! It seems like everything these days is about the money....drives me crazy, but alas that's the world we live in!