If I Knew You Were Coming

If I knew you were coming, San Geraldo would have baked a cake. And I would have washed up after him. Instead, San Geraldo baked six loaves of banana bread, six loaves of cranberry-orange bread, and six loaves of date spice bread (three loaves at a time). And I washed up after him… every time. The breads are incredible, as is San Geraldo.

Slushee’s son, Antony, (click here if you don’t know who Slushee is) tasted the banana bread and decided he deserves his own personal loaf. Little did he know, San Geraldo baked a batch of banana muffins to test the recipe. Antony will get those “testers” as well.

San Geraldo and I have sampled the cranberry orange bread (my favorite) and the date spice bread (my favorite). The Date Spice Bread is supposed to be Date Nut Spice Bread, but San Geraldo hates nuts. And, although I love nuts, I’m not complaining. We haven’t tried the banana bread (made with Canary Island bananas that are out of this world), because San Geraldo, like I said, is a saint.

THE SAINT.  RELEASED FROM THE KITCHEN FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE.

Speaking of saints, I haven’t had any chocolate since New Year’s Eve… OK, only because that’s when I ran out and all the stores were closed New Year’s Day. But still…

DATE SPICE BREAD. (THE DATES WERE SOAKED IN COINTREAU.)
A LOAF OF CRANBERRY-ORANGE BREAD.
LESS THAN A LOAF OF CRANBERRY-ORANGE BREAD.



Speaking of Slushee
Christmas Eve Day, while San Geraldo and I were enjoying our usual morning coffees, a woman passed by that made Slushee gasp and say, “I’ve been de-slushed!”

I’M JUST JEALOUS BECAUSE SHE HAS HAIR.

ANTONY SCORES! (ON HIS FÚTBOL APP)
(CHRISTMAS DAY WITH SLUSHEE, DARREN, AND ANTONY.)
DARREN… 
SAN GERALDO AND DELIGHTFUL, DELIRIOUS…  DESLUSHEE.

The Recipes (for the bread, not the pink hair)

Best Banana Bread from food.com
(http://www.food.com/recipe/best-banana-bread-2886)

Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread from chow.com
(http://www.chow.com/recipes/29110-cranberry-orange-quick-bread)

Date Nut Spice Bread from foodnetwork.com
(http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/date-nut-spice-bread-recipe/index.html)