When "Bake Zucchini Cake" is on Your To-Do List, Your Bound to Get at Least One Thing Done

I need lists. I am probably the biggest procrastinator you know. I can waste too much time on Facebook, Pinterest , and blogs that I get nothing done for hours!

So I make lists. Every morning while I eat breakfast and check Facebook, I make my list of things that need doing that day. Usually there is at least one house cleaning item, dinner, some yard work and some impossible task that getting written down day after day and never actually gets done. ie. paint the living room, clean the fridge, go to the bottle depot ( I hate going to the bottle depot…is like…wahoo I am going to bring in all these bottles and cans I have been saving all this time and get some money and then I can feel awesome…and then you go and empty out the sticky bags and take all the lids off the bottles and sort all the different sizes and then bring them up to the counter and they ring it through…”and you get $4.67 back today, don’t spend it all in one place!” gee…thanks…)  . Anyways, that was a little side note.

So yesterday I started my day by making a list…

 Yeah, its messy…but really who else was supposed to read it? For about 30 seconds I considered making a nice neat one and fakin’ it for the picture…but this is real life. 
I like how I felt the need to clarify that I only “sort of” needed groceries. Meaning, of course, that I only needed eggs and cinnamon sticks. 
By the end of the day, I had completed all of the things on my list except cleaning the upstairs bathroom, and reprocessing my unsealed pears. 
I did find it funny that I added “Bake zucchini cake” to the list. Because really…since when did I need to remind myself to bake? It probably would be better if I forgot once in a while. Haha..not likely. 
Anyways, I made the zucchini cake. This was my second time and my oh my..its just so tasty. Just a little chocolatey, and a little zucchini-y and perfectly soft and tender and moist and really really great for breakfast. (But really, what cake isn’t?)  Um on the topic of eating cake for breakfast, just the other day, somebody was quite shocked that pie is a regular breakfast item at my (and my parents!) house. I think I have a dessert problem. 
Ugh I keep getting off topic! So I made the cake. And its really really good. And you should totally make it. 
This is what it looks like. Kinda plain, I know. The actual recipe says to top it with chocolate chips, but you know me..always trying to cut down on the sugar, so I left them out. 
Actually I just forgot. And I found it totally tasty this way. 
This recipe I found through Tasty Kitchen  and is actually from another girl/lady’s blog, so when that happens I don’t generally like to post the recipe on my blog. So here is the LINK . I have not spent too much time on this blog yet, but it looks interesting! She even took step by step pictures! Yay. 🙂 

Direction

SO I have not posted in forever!
Sorry!

I have been filling my life with all sorts of really good things and as a result spending less time in the kitchen and less time eating!
I needed to seriously evaluate my baking plan before both Gary and I ended up on “The Biggest Loser” , also I have found that I did not enjoy baking when I had to hurry to get it done while it was light out or take a million pictures. So what I think I will do now, is when I make things, I will take a finished product picture and maybe a couple of procedure pictures but not stress too much. I love to bake and cook and I really want to enjoy it!

I also have been trying to make the most of my days  by
 a) spending less time reading other food blogs ( i can easily spend 4 hours reading recipes…my husband couldn’t believe it)
b) cleaning my house
c) making better and healthier suppers
d) going to the gym lots
e) writing to-do lists and actually doing them. I have a propensity to write HUGE long lists and not complete a single thing off of it for days
f) trying to make friends

Anyways, the blog has taken a back seat. I am going to try and get back to blogging a bit more starting now, but I am going to change a few things like posting less, and not worrying so much about readership and more about just writing and talking and being me! For some reason when I first started I had the mentality that this was my job and I needed to be successful and grow to be huge and win blog awards. It was silly, but I think I am back on my feet!

🙂 Marie