Overscheduling Monster

The overscheduling monster strikes again.

I am notorious for over-booking myself.  If there’s an opportunity to make some extra cash, I’ll take that little side gig that requires me to leave my house before 7 am.

I basically have 3 careers going at any given time.  Masochistic?  Perhaps.  I was a theatre major, after all.


So when my company has a potluck, I’m usually not the one bringing the soda or the paper plates.

This time around, I signed up to bring homemade beer bread and spread.


Because clearly I don’t have a flag football game tonight and I have tons of time to be baking bread.  Oy.  At least this is a simple recipe.

You’ve seen me make this before for someone special’s birthday.  I decided to take it in less of an Italian-savory-meaty direction and more in a sweet-indulgent direction.

Insert:  nuts and honey.

Or nut ‘n honey.  That was a good cereal.

I used the basic beer bread recipe, found here (also used by Madeline) and used one of these:


Plus I added some extra brown sugar and a little honey and chopped Sesame Honey Almonds from Trader Joe’s.  I ended up having to use extra flour and baking powder with this combo (maybe another 1 1/2 cups?)

For the spread, I softened the cream cheese a little bit and then worked in the same elements as I did in the bread: honey, brown sugar and sesame almonds.


If you have a Trader Joe’s near you and you haven’t tried these yet, go buy some immediately.  And then hide them from yourself because you will want to eat the entire bag.

Just enough time to change and take the bread out of the oven before I have to head to football…phew!

Are you like me?  Do you like to have lots of things planned or do you keep things low-key?

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5 thoughts on “Overscheduling Monster

  1. I’ve only made beer bread by the mix…

    It may be a good excuse to use up the random beer in my refrigerator that people have left that I don’t like. (not a hops girl…)

    I go through my scheduling disasters. It mostly happens on the weekends where I try to fit in everything I can. It’s so much fun, but I’m completely spent by Sunday (this last weekend may have been a good example of that!).

  2. Beer bread is the best thing ever. So quick, easy, and delicious. I am a planner and list maker to the max!

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