Monday, July 27, 2009


1. Apparently, yelling "Pick Reid!" at the television means nothing.

2. OMG, will this house saga never end?

Again, I will spare you the complicated, boring details, but to make a long story short, last week we ended up changing loan strategies (for the better) which put us a week behind in the escrow process. Now we are a couple of days past the date we were supposed to lift our loan contingency, but due to the change, the new loan hasn't been approved yet. Thus we can't lift the contingency yet. And the selling agent is seriously riding our agent and loan guy. They keep telling us it shouldn't be a problem, but it's like we just can't even relax for a second. They say we should know today, so please keep your fingers crossed for us that it works out. If not, I'll definitely be blogging less, because I don't think they let you have a computer in your padded cell.

3. On a happier note, I made this delish zucchini bread a few days ago. It's adapted from a recipe from Smitten Kitchen. It was really good.

This is the original recipe:

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 3/4 cups sugar

  • 2 cups grated zucchini

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 3 cups flour

  • 3 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup raisins (I used golden raisins, because it's what I had.)

(I added a couple of grated carrots for the heck of it, and because if you looked in my crisper drawer you'd think I was breeding bunnies. I also added a little more walnuts than called for, and next time I will add more raisins, because those made it for me.)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 8x4 loaf pans.

Beat the eggs with a whisk. Mix in the oil and sugar, then the zucchini and vanilla (and carrots!).

In another bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nuts and raisins. Stir into the egg mixture, and pour into the pans.

Bake 60 minutes. (I baked for closer to 45 minutes, because I prefer bread a little more moist {moister?}, and they turned out perfect in my opinion.)


  1. I too am guilty of cheering for Reid while Jillian ignored me and got all frizzed out in that throwback prom dress...

  2. The evil that is escrow. You'll soon be through this gauntlet and into your house, and pool :)