Monday, September 08, 2008

Banana Bread and Chainsaws

I gotta pay up here. I offered a banana bread recipe I found on the internet, can't remember where, and I am sorry person, but I am just passing on the love. Rice and Beans Chic asked for it a while ago, and I am sorry it took me so long to get it on here. I am sporadic at best. Here's the banana bread recipe:

1 C. mashed bananas (I used three)
1 C. sour cream
1/4 C. margarine
1-1/3 C. white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour one 9" x 13" baking pan or 2 7" x 3" loaf pans.
Combine bananas and sour cream. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir int he vanilla and banana mixture.
Combine the flour, soda, baking powder, and salt; stir into the banana mixture. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pans Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
Wait just long enoug for it to cool a little tiny bit, cut it into slices and try not to eat it all right then and there.
I could NOT follow those last directions. I am currently waiting for some prefectly good bananas to get a little too ripe so I can make some more! I am even bribing people at work to bring me their overly ripe bananas...I can't get enough of that stuff!

Here's where the chainsaw comes in. The ugly tree. The pictures aren't all that great, but you can see where this thing is taking over. It just wrapped itself right up to and then around and over the eaves. I've been playing chop, chop on the tree for a while so this is not the whole original tree. I had only taken off about a third of it when I took these pictures. Tomorrow I will take more pics. By the time I got done cutting and pulling, and then cleaning up and putting my toys away it was getting dark. I did a lot of work on that side of the house today, it is only a slight dent in what needs to be done. Tomorrow I will just take pictures and do my laundry. I know already I will be suffering for what got done today!

1 comment:

Jenny Girl said...

Thank you for the recipe! I need to fix me some of that very VERY soon, like now:) Gotta get me some more bananas though. My son tears up those things before you can "ba".

I doubt I'll be able to wait for them to call either! Warm banana bread sound extra yummy!