Saturday, December 15, 2007

Banana Bread

Told you I would be back! Between last night's belated Hanukkah dinner and this afternoon's family gathering at the boy's, I have squished in using my squished bananas! From very over ripe bananas I have made a delicious and tender, sweet but not overly sweet banana bread
I have made this banana bread a ton of times and would not change a thing. One thing to be aware of is the baking time. I have had it done in as little as 20 min and sometimes it takes as long as an hour. I think it depends on how big your bananas were. No matter how long it takes to bake, it tastes great.
Banana Bread
3 large bananas, mashed
1 egg
1 stick butter, melted
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients together using an electric mixer. Trust me, from personal experience, it does not work with a whisk or spoon. When well combined, pour into greased 9x13 pan. Bake for 20-60 min (30 min is average) until knife inserted in middle comes out clean.

Friday, December 14, 2007


My babies I am back! SUPER exciting news: I shall have a life! I am done all but one of my finals AND (even better) have been admitted to the University of Maryland School of Law! (Amy does happy dance) Now I hopefully won't have to work as hard next semester, meaning more time for my lovely bloggers! Hazah

I have not had time to think about blogging as of late so there are no pics, but I will just give an idea of some things we have had recently so that I can remember to make them again!

From Best of the Best:
Frenched Green Beans and Linguine (mediocre; not worth the work)
Caramel, Banana and Chocolate Cake (Tasted good but had horrible texture; fell apart, yet soggy inside and har outside)
Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookies (VERY GOOD- REPEAT)

From AllRecipes:
Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Dip ( (Fabulous, the office devoured it and even the roomie who doesn't like cheese eats it)
Baguettes ( (Took longer than expected but worth it; boy said I should make these all the time)
Stuffed Peppers with Turkey and Vegetables ( (Great and so healthy! Used Squash instead of zuchini and added garlic. Very Good)

From My Roommate's Family:
Picante Chicken:
Saute 6 chicken tenders in olive oil until about 3/4 of the way done. Cover in Picante sauce (we used medium, but I'd change to mild). Bring to boil. Cover and let boil about 5 minutes or so. Cover in cheese (Monterey Jack preferable) and serve with rice.

I am making banana bread tomorrow so I will post on that then.

Again, sorry for my disappearance, but I should be back now.