Happy Birthday Caleb!! I love you!!
I have spent the day trying to do the domestic thing. I say “trying” cuz to be honest, it’s not really my thing. I don’t mind doing it, it’s just there are so many other things I would rather be doing, and I get distracted easily. 🙂
So…about the only thing that got done cleaning-wise was some laundry – HA!
I did do a little get-us-through-the-rest-of-the-week grocery shopping which led to snack making – never go to the store hungry – where have I heard that before?
Anywho…I had three very smooshy bananas sitting in my fruit basket that hadn’t made it into the trash. So, what do you do with smooshy bananas??? I make banana bread!!
1 3/4 cup sifted flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 chopped nuts
1 cup banana pulp (2-3 mashed bananas)
Sift together dry ingredients. Gradually add sugar to shortening, and cream until fluffy. Blend in one egg at a time, mixing until smooth and light after each. Stir in nuts. Add flour mixture alternately with the banana pulp, blending well after each addition. Pour into a well-greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan, pushing batter into corners. Bake in a 350 oven 55 minutes or until browned.
Just for fun, sometimes I use chocolate chips instead of nuts, since a couple of my kids don’t like nuts. Which, was my plan today, only to find we were out of chocolate chips, and of course I had already been to the store.
Last week was full of frazzled!! Such a crazy, busy, insane week. You know the kind where at the end of it all you just stop and say “seriously”? Ya. It was that kind of week. Sooo glad it’s over and today began a new one. In the midst of all the frazzled, there were sweet moments of JOY that I want to share. These are the things that get me through the crazy 🙂
Every once in a while we enjoy some YouTube entertainment as a family at our house and last night was one of those times. Laughter always makes me feel better and to enjoy it with others makes it even better.
I wanted to share with you one of our family favorites
Here’s one that we watched last night