Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WIAW and a 5k?

For what I ate Wednesday I have a recipe (but I've actually been eating it since Monday)
This is Carrot Bread (in an 8x8 cake pan, because I didn't have a loaf pan). We juice carrots and my husband hates throwing away the carrot pulp. So I baked up this bad boy. In the past I've done carrot cake cupcakes, which are amazing, but I'm a little over cream cheese frosting right now. This bread is by no means "healthy" but it's really good!

Carrot Bread

3/4 cup oil
1 cup sugar (I did half brown and half white)
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp powdered ginger (optional I added b/c I think carrot and ginger go well together)
1 1/2 - 2 cups grated carrot
1/2 - 1 cup walnuts

Lemon Glaze

1 tsp lemon zest
1tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Pre-heat over to 375
mix oil, sugar, eggs, salt, vanilla.
add flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger... mix until combined
stir in carrots and walnuts
bake for 45-60 min (depending on type of pan)

Let cool 10 min spoon glaze over cake/bread

So I'm thinking about doing this 5k on Saturday.
I've never run a 5k so I thought it would be fun and I was planning on having an easy run on Saturday so I can do this instead and/or a few extra miles on my own. I don't know what to expect time-wise, since it's my first it will automatically be a PR!!!
I'm hoping for 25 min, but we will see...

Like father, like son... neither one wants to take pictures with me. They both always have the 1/2 blink in pictures or are making silly faces. I for the life of me cannot take silly pictures. I end up looking strained. Also I usually have a silly cheesy smile.

*Thank you to everyone that stopped by my blog yesterday!!! I love comments and new people I can blog stalk!


  1. That bread looks divine! So do you! Definitely do the 5k!

  2. you look gorgeous in those photos!!! haha...I agree though...other people/really just my dog...never cooperate in my photos!! that bread looks delicious! i gotta give it a shot!

    GO FOR THE 5k!!!! Sounds like you would rock it!

  3. Go for the 5k! I think I'm racing my first 5k on Memorial Day! Automatic PR is the best part!

  4. That is awesome what you told me about your son's eating habits--kudos to you!