Saturday, June 11, 2016

Too Many Bananas ~ Baby Thumper ~ An Evening Stroll

What to do when you have way too many marked down bananas with  mixer, muffin pans, bread pans, or cake pans all packed away in storage? Improvise and get a little exercise. 
 I made enough batter to almost fill my huge bread bowl. Tweaked a banana cake/bread recipe into something like a banana brownie-cake texture. Used on hand ingredients. I am not fan of banana bread but this one is so moist and full of flavor. Don't know if I could re-create this again. Of course I went for the center gooiest spot first. Results two casserole pans full and moist.

~~~ Banana Bread Bars-Cake ~~ 

I tripled this and used a mixture of flours, sour cream-yogurt and Spectrum for the shortening-butter. Here is what I came up with.

~3/4 cup sugar (most banana breads and cakes call for about twice this amount of sugar. But the bananas are way sweet enough) 
~1 cup sour cream/plain Greek yogurt or combination
~½ cup Spectrum or butter softened 
~2 eggs 
~3 or 4  ripe bananas, mashed 
~ large dollup of vanilla flavoring
~2 cups whole wheat flour/unbleached or your choice of flours
~1 teaspoon baking soda  

~~Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour  pans. 
~~Beat first four ingredients until creamy. Blend in bananas and vanilla 
~~Add dry ingredients and blend  
~~Bake 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. 

 Out the West Jefferson dining room window. Sweet little new one nibbling away.

A Saturday Evening Stroll

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Water Play ~ Umbrella Carrier ~ Spaghetti and Dress-Up ~ Dance Festivities~

Sunday- Monday Some Tuft Time
 Tuesday The Lawsons Come to Town A late afternoon walk to see the bees and giant cows. Finnegan enjoyed being the official umbrella carrier.

Wednesday Evening Josiah gives Emma the new home tour.
Spaghetti Supper & Family Lovin"

Thursday Sister time at the park. Lunch at Havana Cafe

Thursday Evening Selah's Dance Recital
Celebrated with frozen yogurt.

Saturday - Sunday Todd Home Update
Siding finished. Porch railings in process. Ceiling in the process. David tests out a wall paint color.