Yeah well I did it. I called in sick today. Thought about it all night while I was fighting a headache and woke up exhausted but the headache is going away haha.
I went back and forth deciding on whether or not I should call in sick. Thinking of what my future may hold if I do take a sick day. Calculating the days I already took off. Feeling that nervousness in my stomach and then…..a meme popped up on my Facebook feed. Shit you not……
I say hell yeah. So I did. My kids are home from Florida and might be going back again soon. The sun is shining and I just felt like I needed a day off mentally and physically.
Life is for living right? That includes making a living, spending time with the people you love, enjoying every little and big moment. Take the day off.
Not only that but don’t be afraid to do what it is that your gut is telling you to do. What’s the worse that could happen? Seriously, will you be beheaded? Stop the madness.
Worrying gets you no where. Worrying is a useless way to use brain energy. It depletes you and robs you of precious time.
Enjoy your day please I’m begging you. Tomorrow is not promised.
Okay, so now that I entered my 50’s, I realized that your body definitely changes over time. This means that you have to put in extra effort to take care of yourself. I was always able to eat whatever I wanted but as of late, I noticed certain foods are affecting me differently so I have been doing trial by error and the elimination process. I find that gluten free foods are definitely beneficial to my diet. Oh how I love banana bread!!
Every little bit helps!
2 cups gluten free flour mix
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
¾ half and half
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
¼ cup sugar
3 bananas, ripe and mashed
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
You can use either a 9 inch loaf pan or 4 small individual loaf pans (I like the individual ones so I can freeze them and take them out when I need one or give to a friend).
Whisk together the dry ingredients of 2 cups gluten free flour blend, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tbsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of nutmeg, 1 tsp baking soda, and ½ tsp salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix 3 eggs, ¾ cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and ½ cup vegetable oil, 1 tbsp of maple syrup, and ¼ cup sugar.
Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients then add the 3 mashed bananas to the batter. Stir until well mixed.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-55 minutes or until the top of the bread is lightly golden.
Check the bread after 40 minutes. Take either a tooth pick or butter knife and pierce to see if any batter sticks to either. I usually watch to see if the top of the loaves turn golden brown and base my cooking time on that.
Awesome when served with butter!!!
This is my third time making these but it finally came out exactly how I anticipated it would!