Since moving to Seattle, weekends aren’t as “chill” as they were at college in Montana. Here, there are always concerts to be attended, award winning food to be tasted, and champagne to be drank.
In my last blog, take a leap of faith while starting over, I mentioned how I would love to invest my energy into passions of mine, so, that is exactly what I spent my Saturday night doing, a night that I would rather die than give up, I might add. After spending my day with a best friend, laughing hysterically, and drinking lots of hot sake, I ubered home.
When I got home I headed straight downstairs to my room to grab a piece of clothing that makes my heart happy, my apron. All week I had been looking forward to this, chocolate chip pumpkin bread. I told myself it was an essential recipe to know for the rest of my life.
While I had plenty of reason to get my heels instead of my apron, I also had plenty of reasons to stay in and hang out with some fresh dessert and myself. Without a glass, I drank my Yellowtail Cab and one by one added in ingredients that would fill my soul with happiness.
After a few samples of the dough, I buttered the pan and placed one loaf in the oven to cook for 45 minutes. Those minutes went by slowly as I was praying and hoping my dreams of being a lovely baker wouldn’t end in a burnt loaf and burned down house. Little did I know, my silly fears would turn out false.
I served one of my male roommates and I warm, gooey, chocolate chip pumpkin bread, and for that Saturday evening, life was good. While running around like a crazy woman in Seattle may be fun, it is not always fulfilling.
There isn’t anything wrong with taking a break from your normal social scene and doing something for yourself, something that won’t end in sadness, a lot of money spent, or a week of recuperating. You and your body are the only thing YOU have, so invest your energy towards that beautiful thing that keeps you, you.
Below is the recipe I used, plus 16 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Just an FYI, I will stick with this recipe from now on.