Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The Real Reason Competitors Carb-Deprive...
Last week you remember I was in the dark place. I was absolutely exhausted - physically, mentally, emotionally. On Saturday, I was sitting on the back patio - couldn't have moved if the house caught on fire (well maybe that's an exaggeration, but you get what I'm saying). I've never been so run down & worn out. Ever. And I've given birth multiple times.
Someone who shall not be named (if I don't name him, he can't say I blogged about him and get mad at me, right? Right.) plopped into the chair next to mine, huffed out a sigh and said, "Yeah, I'm pretty beat too."
The fact that I was utterly carb-deprived is the only reason he is still breathing. I couldn't move, I was so tired, I couldn't even get externally mad (just a little nutso in my head, but that's fairly normal).
As I enjoyed my carb meal Monday night and went into the blissful "All is well with the World" carb-haze, my love for those around me expanded and was all-forgiving. Until the carbs wore off and the haze vanished, and that, my friends, is when the lightbulb went off in my head. I got it. This is why we carb-deprive... so we don't have the energy to kill our ... uh-hmm "loved ones" (see, still not naming any names).
Just thought I'd share :-)
Oh... and a quick carb-load recipe for those who need one...
1 cup Oatmeal (plain)
6 oz baked Sweet Potato (no skin for this)
4 oz banana, mashed
1 Tbsp butter
Water to moisten
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (pure)
1 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix the sweet-potato & mashed banana together until well combined. Add the spices and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, whisk the oatmeal & baking powder.
Stir all ingredients together, then add water if needed, just until it's moistened.
Pour into greased pie pan & bake for 30-40 minutes.
Less baking makes a "baked oatmeal" dish, more baking creates a "cookie".
And yeah, it's pretty darn tasty :-)