Little Man is every bit of two years old and is exercising his independence. For the last several months, he’s been extremely picky about what he eats. Mostly he wants starches – bread, oatmeal, waffles, etc. So I turned to the internet to figure out how I can incorporate even a couple of vegetables into a baked sweet bread. I’ve adapted a couple of recipes to create my own delicious treat our whole family can enjoy!
Introducing Zucchini Carrot Apple Bread
If you’re looking for a new way to feed your family a couple of extra vegetables, give this a try!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 1/4 cup King Arthur all purpose white flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup grated zucchini
- 1/2 cup grated carrot
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add the sugar and blend.
- In a separate small bowl, mix the eggs, applesauce and oil. Then add it to the flour mixture, and mix again.
- Then fold in the zucchini and carrots.
- Pour into a greased loaf pan, and bake in preheated oven for approximately 50 minutes or until cooked through.
- Let cool slightly, then slice and enjoy!
The story of Jesus and His disciples on a boat during a storm – as told in Mark 4 – resonates with me. It holds a great lesson…
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
Exactly what I need to remember! This week, my goal is to recall this story and especially verses 40-41 when I feel anxious. Why should I be afraid when “even the wind and the waves obey him”? He… who loves me. and you.
This scripture is the foundation of this week’s Project Faith™ cards. The set includes two 6″ x 4″ cards (JPEGs with and without bleed plus a printable PDF). Click the image below to download!
CALL FOR PROJECTS
I’m hoping to showcase a variety of Project Faith™ projects over the next several months, and I would LOVE to feature yours! Will you share your pages, layouts, hybrid projects, etc with me? You can email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will confirm receipt for every project I get, and you’ll know when yours is being featured!
Last week, I revealed Creative Retreat’s February collection – my favorite CR kit to date! This week, I thought it would be fun to share a peek of my design notebook with you.
Tela is the owner & mastermind behind Creative Retreat; she puts the gorgeous kits together each month. Once we choose a color scheme, I grab my notebook and start scribbling some ideas. It may look like chicken scratch, but there are also some specific concepts that emerge.
Once I have my rough concepts drawn out, I head to the computer. Adobe Illustrator, of course, is my go-to. All of my die cuts, stamp sets, and journal cards are designed exclusively in Illustrator. From there, I refine and improve my original concepts on the screen before printing them out to check their sizing. From paper to computer then back to paper…
I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek into my design process! Questions? Ask away!
In wanting to live by faith, I sometimes feel overwhelmed by my shortcomings. My “default mode” is to want to control and to worry. I feel discouraged that I continue to struggle with the same issue day after day, year after year.
But God has recently put it on my heart that I don’t have to do it alone. My strength, and my hope, is in Him. And if I really look, I’ll be able to see how far I’ve come. Simply admitting my continual weakness – isn’t that progress?
This is the message behind this week’s Project Faith™ pocket cards. Click the image below to download a 3″ x 4″ and 6″ x 4″ card featuring a blackboard background and handwritten chalk effect. HOPE you love them.
February 15th brings exciting news… the Creative Retreat February collection! I say it every month, but this kit is definitely my favorite so far. The colors are bright & fun, and the wood veneer is so versatile. The kit includes everything you see below (Creative Retreat labels, arrow paper clips, alpha stickers, wood veneer pieces, plus die cuts and a stamp set designed by me!) plus a few digital goodies, too (digital stamps and printable die cuts).
And get the coordinating journal card add-on HERE.
Which past Creative Retreat collection is YOUR favorite? Check ‘em out HERE, and let me know!