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Did you celebrate International Women's Day? Did your day involve any of these 10 ways to celebrate mentioned in the Washington Post?
The lovely LindyLouMac tells us that in Italy, women are presented with "bunches of bright yellow mimosa" on this day. Interesting, isn't it? I'm sure my friends in Almaty received roses and gifts from their loved ones and colleagues like they always do and as I blogged about last year here.
This morning, I considered celebrating ME and all the fabulous women out there by getting some yummy cupcakes at Sugarland. But at the last minute I decided to make something instead of buying something ready to eat. Something substantial, with less sugar and frosting, but just as sweet. That something turned out to be Banana Walnut Bread. I'd never made one before but it being Women's Day it felt great to try something new, to push boundaries as it were.
I did not follow the recipe to the letter. I was one ripe banana short, actually. But thankfully it came out fine. What I didn't realize until the bread was done was that the recipe suggested serving it the day AFTER. But we can't possibly wait until tomorrow, can we? It's no longer Women's Day tomorrow! So I went ahead and served it to my daughter and myself (my husband's away). And it was great! What can I say - there's no law that says we need to wait a day for banana bread, right? Besides, if we followed everything people told us, we'd never get anywhere.
And yes, that is my segue to this heartfelt toast: Here's to all you capable, stubborn, sweet women of substance who make things happen and make the world a better place! HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!