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Beautiful Day for a Bicycle Ride

Beautiful Day for a Bicycle Ride

I must start off by saying how beautiful it was today! It was almost 90 yesterday and yet the high today was 78. It was 68 at 6 o’clock this afternoon when I was debating about turning on the AC. Had I known it wasn’t going to get above 78, I probably never would have closed the windows. We are currently 7 degrees below normal – It’s 54 outside at 11 at night. I think it is going to be a beautiful night and I’m going to sleep quite well. It was 69 downstairs when I closed the windows!

I went for a bikeride this morning for the first time since I moved here. I think it had been a while before then as well. It was really good, although I probably pushed myself a little harder than I should have. It is totally different riding around here, it’s so flat! I’m not used to pedaling on flat ground for so long. In Fallbrook you get breaks all the time. Yeah, you work hard to get up a hill, but then you get to rest as you come down the other side. I went down to Harveston to drop my speedlight off at Kristin’s and then went by the office. I did some exploring around there, were I found these random markings behind the industrial buildings on the other side of the street. Actually, it was just to the side of New Life Church. I found a little passageway from one side to the other, so I guess we have less of chance of being stranded with one way in. I took some dirt roads up through French Valley Airport and from there to Los Alamos and brought it all the way back to Whitewood. I had always thought it was a dirt road, but the whole thing was paved as far as I could tell. It wasn’t in the best of shape and it is certainly not designed to be a major road, but paved nonetheless.
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French Toast II – Allrecipes

I was woken up early this morning and decided instead of going back to bed or sitting around on facebook all morning I’d make something good for breakfast. I knew I had some wheat bread that really needed to disappear (the date was Aug 16!) so I thought some french toast would be good. My theory is, the older the bread, the better the french toast. Although, I think with the right bread it would be great fresh too. Instead of making my usual, I decided to try something new this morning.

French Toast II – Allrecipes

INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)

* 4 eggs
* 3/4 cup milk
* 3 tablespoons brown sugar
* 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 12 slices white bread
* 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Add the milk, brown sugar and nutmeg; stir well to combine.
2. Soak bread slices in the egg mixture until saturated.
3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Brown slices on both sides, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve hot.

I made it without the ground nutmeg, cause I couldn’t find any in my house. I started with the griddle preheated to 375, but I think that was maybe a bit too hot. (I can’t seem to find the right temperature on this new girddle for anything, so I’m going to start making notes.) Maybe I let the toast sit too long in the batter cause there really wasn’t enough for 3 pieces when I cut the recipe down to 1 egg. Note to self, next time invite people over so there will be more batter and I can go through more bread. Alas, who would come over at 6 in the morning on a weekday? Heck, who would come over at 6 in the morning any day?