Monday, January 16, 2012
I was at a stamping event (with other Stampin' Up! demonstrators) when I first tasted this banana bread. It was fabulous so I asked my friend for the recipe. Finally a recipe that tastes like bananas instead of shortening! I have since thrown out all other banana bread recipes and I intend to try this with pumpkin too.
Banana Bread Recipe
from the kitchen of Melanie's Grandma
3 or 4 smashed Bananas (over ripened)
1 1/2 cups Sugar
3/4 cup Milk
1/2 cup Crisco (melted)
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 1/2 cups Flour
1/2 cup chopped Nuts (optional)
Grease (I sprayed) and flour the pan.
Bake at 350 degrees until pick comes out clean
20 min for 12 muffins in baking stone
35-40 min for 3 mini non-stick loaf pans
45 min for 2 loaf pans
Sunday, January 15, 2012
After some thought, I remembered Egg Beaters! Ding! A way to divide the 1 egg required in the recipe. In this case a serving of Egg Beaters is 3 tbsp so I divided the recipe by 3 starting with 1 tbsp of Egg Beaters. Everything else was simple. I weighed and divided the mix, the butter and used 1 tsp instead of the 1 tbsp of water.
Why don't I just freeze the extra dough? Because then I wouldn't even make the cookies, I'd eat the dough.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I bought this watch on eBay and won the bid for 99 Cents. I like a square watch and particularly like the face on this one. I kinda wish the band was silver too but until I find one that fits, this leather one will stay. Oh wait! The band broke!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Here's my quick "report": Girl gets fired, moves to GA to her Dad's inherited house to fix it up, meets boy, deals with small town gossip, etc. I counted only 9 "F" bombs and the "sex" scene was implied after some talk of being frisky. It was a "Charming" story. :)
I immediately picked up another Novel (Summer Rental) from this author but I have not made time to start it yet. I hope I enjoy it as well.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
This one took me a little longer than expected (It's the Grand Tetons). I started it on New Years Eve and finished it tonight at 10pm exactly. That field of flowers was a pain and the glare from my overhead light didn't help.
My holiday puzzle tradition is officially over. Maybe I'll add my birthday to the list and continue with the other holidays throughout the year and not just Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year.