I think I have a crush on the Amish

I’ve been eating a lot of crap lately.  Once the power went out, so did my resolve – right out the window!  My crap of choice lately? Amish Friendship bread, aka Cinnamon Heaven in a Loaf Pan.   A friend gave me a starter of this and at first I was like, “oh great. Like I really have to time to babysit some mystery batter for 10 days!”  But I did, and Oh Sweet Mother of All Things Good, I am so glad I did.  It is moist and just a little bit sweet, but what really makes it luscious is the cinnamon sugar crust – that’s right people, the crust is sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and it gets kinda hard, but in totally good way.  My kids and I ate an entire loaf of this stuff last night and I just had a slice (ok, two) for breakfast this morning.  Mmmmmmmm…warm bread and coffee… excuse me while I drool.    Other forms of crap I have consumed include lots and lots of chocolate covered pretzels, lots and lots of crackers and dill dip, lots and lots of hot chocolate with lots and lots of marshmallows.  I just can’t seem to get a grip on my healthy eating habits anymore.  It seems like it takes me a few days to get back to reality and eat healthy again after jumping headfirst off the wagon into a vat of Rotel dip and chips.  Oh, and I haven’t even thought of getting on the treadmill (well, I have thought about it, but that’s about as far as I got)!    I am going to try and attempt Week 3 of C25K tonight.  I thought about starting over with Week2, but I really think I need to kick it in gear and get busy.  We’ll see how it goes tonight.    So if anyone wants a starter of this bread, let me know and I’ll send you some, although I don’t know how well it travels through the USPS.  Maybe you should just find some Amish in your area and get the starter from them. You’ll be glad you did!

  One thought on “I think I have a crush on the Amish

  1. December 18, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    OMG, do NOT send that my way. Bread, and esp. anything cinnamon related, is my downfall. I polished off two mini loaves of quick bread over the past two days (one pumpkin, the other banana bread). The ladies at our church make them every year, and I can’t just buy one or two, I buy 20, and then proceed to eat a couple each weekend. I finished the last of it yesterday, so at least that’s gone now.

    You know, I am so just going to try to maintain the rest of the year. It’s too freaking hard to do anything else right now. You’ll probably be okay on week 3… like you said, just try and see. I forget how fast you are running, but if you are struggling with the running part, try slowing down. You might feel like you’re just above walking, but that’s okay. Slow is better when you start. I think I was running at 4.5 and 4.7 mph when I was 200 pounds and just starting C25k. A little over a year later, with consistent running and significant weight loss, I can run at 5.7 all the way up to 6.3 mph (at least for a little bit). But I started slow, and just kept going and building a base.

    Hope you are having a good week so far.

  2. Jill
    December 18, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    wow! You’re like Speedy Gonzales compared to me!! I am running reaaaalllllyyyy sssslllllooooowww right now. I figure if I can run for 5 minutes without passing out, I”m doing good. I’ll work on the speed later – right now I just want stamina!!

  3. December 19, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    Someone gave me the starter, but I failed to make bread (thankfully because I got fat eating bread – not candy).

    I absolutely loved your “ordinary” post below. (Sorry, I’m so behind on reading blogs – busy weekend, and Monday and Tuesday were non-stop).

  4. January 1, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    OMG, that sounds SO good. I’m really glad I didn’t receive any over Christmas, LOL!

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