Thursday, January 14, 2016

Cozy Peanut Butter Bread on a Chilly Winter's Morn

Well hello there, new year! 

The strangely warm December weather has finally gone and Jack Frost has found his way back to winter in the bluegrass state, and I'm not the least bit disappointed!  Winter should be cold, but especially when there are new sweaters and scarves to be worn!  Am I right?

Today is a school morning for the children which leaves me a little time to either be productive around the house or indulge in a little "refreshing" time to myself.  I ere on the side of introvert so I tend to refuel by myself.  (Although I love being with my family and friends more than anything on earth!)  There is something almost healing to me about after a hectic morning getting the kids ready, myself and running to schools, to  just unwind in the peace and quiet of my home. To me, a cold morning needs a hot sipper to drink, some favorite music in the background and a good book to read!

This was one of those morning I decided a wintery style respite was in order!

Let me reflect for a moment, as the past weekend was a magical one!  It was our first snow in the new house and it was beautiful!!! There is nothing like snow to make this family's heart skip a beat for joy as we snug in with an extra pot of coffee.  The kids were relieved it wouldn't be a "spring-winter" after all when they woke up to a fresh blanket of snow on the ground.  Apparently God answered their little prayers! 

We also had a wonderful time spending with some of our dearest friends over amazing food and company that feels more like family!  I know without a doubt I couldn't be any richer if I had all the world's money, because I have what money can't buy in my treasure box of family and friends!!  God has blessed me with an overflowing cup of loving people in my life, but this man right here is as good as they come!

I just pulled a beautiful, warm loaf of peanut butter bread out of the oven and it....  Oh my! It smells absolutely divine in here!!  I just had to share this easy Paula Deen recipe with you.  It's the perfect snack with your favorite jam, especially when the air is cold outside and the fireplace is warm in your house!  Grab a few ingredients and make this delicious bread today!

This recipe couldn't be more simple yet anymore wonderful!

Peanut Butter Bread
Paula Deen

2 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. milk
Splash of vanilla (I added this.)
1/2 c. peanut butter

Preheat oven to 375 F.
Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Add the milk, vanilla and peanut butter and stir until well mixed.  Pour into a greased 8x4x3 in. loaf pan.  Bake for approximately 50 minutes.  Serve warm with jam or butter.