I’m seriously still wrapping my head around the fact that it’s November. September and October just flew by. We were super busy with kid activities and we tried our best to fit in a project here and there. Things have kind of been all over the place lately!! I have definitely been a little frazzled. But, all these things that keep me busy, bring me so much JOY so I can’t complain.
1 1/2 lb. ground beef
2 cups pasta (I mostly use either macaroni or egg noodles, but really anything will work – except spaghetti)
Can of tomatoes (whole, diced, doesn’t matter)
Can of tomato sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 Cup castile soap (mine is Peppermint which I love the smell of)
1/2 Teaspoon washing soda
1/2 Teaspoon castile soap
2 Cups hot water
- Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (NOT Baking Soda)
- Fels-Naptha Soap Bar
- 5-gallon bucket with lid
- 10 gallon milk jugs (or other containers) that have been cleaned and rinsed (the concentrate will disperse more evenly if you go ahead and divide it up.
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.