Last night, a while herd of spring breakers arrived home. My daughter was flying in from Denver, and arriving right around midnight, so my son and other daughters, who could have left West Virginia around 4PM, delayed their departure until 6PM, so they'd be passing the airport when their sister arrived, saving Mom an hour's trip. Their joke was that, since they were driving my Suburban, they could fling a door open, heave out a tow rope, and sister could stand on her wheeled suitcase, grab the rope, and tow herself in. It would appear, however, that they did stop my truck to let her in. Trust me, however, they were all ready for the beef stew which was waiting when they walked in the door at 12:30AM. It was a darn good thing I made 2 gallons of stew, because it was all gone! Poor Jeffrey had no stew for breakfast.
Because they were coming in late, and I didn't want to be fussing with baking powder biscuits at midnight, I made Quick Sally Lunn bread instead. This is a baking powder version of the classic very rich bread. I made two loaves, and there were a couple of crusts left for Thor. Poor baby! He was so excited that so many of his people were home, I'm not sure he cared too much.
QUICK SALLY LUNN BREAD
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
Beat the eggs until light, and add the milk and oil. Sift together the dry ingredients, and mix into the wet. Turn into a loaf pan, and bake at 375 for about an hour. It's crumbly when sliced, as you can see in this picture, but it's worth every bit of chasing the crumbs.
And, as a Saturday bonus, here's Thor, preventing two of his friends from going to bed after dinner. He was certain they'd leave him again, and a happier boy was never seen that Thor this morning when they descended from the second floor in search of coffee and food! And, yes, Jeff was behaving like a total goof, but it was 2AM, after all!
Monday, we'll report on Pi Day. Hope you all have as nice a weekend as Thor's having!