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5/09/2009

i fell in love with the drummer

After pancakes, bacon, and coffee, I Googled the lyrics to Wilco's "Heavy Metal Drummer," part of which are my current facebook status: "Jenni Simmons fell in love with the drummer, she fell in love with the drummer, she fell in love..." Pretty cute, right? I thought so.

I've always loved that song for obvious reasons, so we included it in our wedding reception music mix. And KISS (also in the lyrics) was the band that inspired 8-year-old Johnny to become a drummer.

During my search, I found the following video* with quite the cute beginning - Jeff Tweedy's son drumming a rhythm on his legs, asking his Dad to guess which Wilco song it is. It reminds me of a little game Johnny and I used to play: "Name that Polyrhythm." I did better than you think I would.



On the baking front, I tweaked Elana's Nutty Bread recipe to suit both my health and personal nut hankerings. I topped it with the strawberry "syrup" I use on pancakes. Five stars, folks.

Bread:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a medium loaf pan with coconut oil.

1 1/2 cups Honeyville blanched almond flour
3/4 cup arrowroot powder/flour
1/4 cup flax seed meal
1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 eggs
2 teaspoons erythritol
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup raw hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds

1. In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, arrowroot powder, flax seed meal, sea salt, baking soda, and erythritol.
2. In a larger bowl, blend the eggs 3-5 minutes until frothy.
3. Stir the apple cider vinegar into the eggs.
4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet, then add the nuts and seeds.
5. Pour the batter into the loaf pan.
6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.
7. Cool and serve.

Strawberry "Jam":

Place strawberries and 1-2 tablespoons of erythritol in a blender, then spoon onto the bread...**

All of this to say, I'm grateful for my drummer-husband, good music, and good food & drink.

* - This video is pretty good, too.

** - I might add a little coconut cream or coconut milk next time.

1 comment:

robyn a. jones said...

one of my favorite wilco songs... that whole cd. can't wait to see you in june!