Happy October! What I like to think of as the calm before the storm that is Thanksgiving and Christmas time and New Year. October is kind of chill isn’t it?! So glad you are joining my lovely co hosts Coco and Lynda and I for our monthly coffee date. I love these posts!
Grab a chair and your favorite mug and let’s chat. I know I just said October was kind of chill but I just realized I have lots to share:
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that…I am really bummed that I am not running the Ragnar DC race today with my MRTT buddies. We had so much fun the last 2 races. Good news is that I am attending a friend’s wedding this weekend in Annapolis. I have lots of fun fitness activities planned of course. Look forward to sharing them with you next week.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that…My daughter is coming home to visit next weekend for fall break! Yay so excited to have the whole weekend with her at home.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that…I am helping to raise funds & awareness for the Run 10 Feed 10 Fun Run with Women’s Health Magazine in DC next weekend the 10th in Georgetown. It’s an untimed run and your registration provides 10 meals for those in need. Kind of cool! Want to join me? Register here. Use code (WHBROOKS )
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that…I am all about my hair products right now. I got this Kerastase sample from Influenster and love love love! Who knew there was such a thing as pre-shampoo treatment? I’ve been loving it after swim days and my hair is so soft.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that…I made my Grandma’s Old Fashioned Coffee Cake for a family gathering last week. I forgot how great it is and bonus I am sharing the recipe with you today. It has the yummy old fashioned cinnamon sugar on top. You can’t have a proper coffee date without coffee cake right? It’s not as healthy as my usual Meatless Monday posts but it’s all about balance right?! It’s great for those holiday brunches!
- 1 stick (4 oz) butter
- 1 c sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 C sour cream light
- 1 1/2 C flour
- 1 tbl vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 c sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 c chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350
- Mix baking soda into container of sour cream
- In mixer cream together butter, sugar & eggs
- Add sour cream (with baking soda in it), flour, baking powder, & vanilla
- Mix until combined-do not over mix
- Spray springform pan with cooking spray
- Pour batter in
- Sprinkle on toppings
- Bake 35-40 min until toothpick comes clean