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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Waste Not Want Not

Over the years I have wasted so many Bananas.  As I am throwing them away I always think I should be making banana bread with these but I don't know how.
On Monday I decided to take the time to see if I could find a recipe for banana bread that only used ingredients I had on hand.  It took me about 2 minutes to find one and the bread turned out so good and it was as easy as other things that I make on a weekly basis!

Banana Bread

    .            -3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed (I used 3)

      .            -1/3 cup melted butter

      .            -1 cup sugar

      .            -1 egg, beaten

      .            -1 teaspoon vanilla

      .            -1 teaspoon baking soda

      .            -Pinch of salt

        -1 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour



Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour  

Today Kobe stayed home from school.  He has a little cold.  He has been acting fine for the most part, playing as hard as ever, but he has a runny nose and dry cough that sounds pretty yucky so I didn't want to send him in like that.  I knew if I gave him today off plus not having school tomorrow would help him get over it quickly.  


Lindsay said...

I waste a lot of banannas too! That sounds like a great recipe- I will have to try it! We hope Kobe gets to feeling better soon! Love ya

Lindsay said...

That is a great picture of Kobe and Grandpa!

gram said...

Hope Kobe gets feeling better soon. I love the picture of Mark and Kobe. Your banana bread looked great. Looking forward to seeing all of you soon. Love ya Gram

Leah Wentzel said...

I am trying to be a less wasteful/more productive person lately and it is kinda fun :)

Ben loves Banana Bread so it works out good. (I love it too)

But, of course, this week Kobe decided to go on a banana binge so no Banana Bread next week :)

Love you Linds!!!!

Grandma, we are SO excited for you to be home, it will be fun for the guys in SC to get to spend time with you soon too!

Lindsay said...

You've inspried me to bake somthing... I think I am going to make blueberry muffins today! :)

Leah Wentzel said...

lol, have fun! Don't use my recipe that is on here though, there is not enough sugar in it, trust me!

gram said...

I have been meaning to tell you how much I love that picture of Kobe as your heading on your blog site. What beautiful eye lashes. Looking forward to seeing all of you. Love ya, Gram

Vicki Aeschliman said...

I was in the mood to bake also today. We had a snow day so I made a batch of unbaked cookies and also a batch of cinnamon rolls. While the dough was raising Lindsey and I took Gus for a walk. It was so slippery that Lyn fell twice. It was quite funny. I also made her run. Gus was following me so I started to run and Lyn held the leash and had to keep up. This has been such a good day. Todd, Amanda and Caleb also are in.

gram said...

Vicki would make cinnamon rolls when I am not home. Not good!!!
Sounds like you guys are all into baking right now
Love ya, Gram

Vicki Aeschliman said...

Leah, if you don't have time to bake you can always freeze the bananas and use them later.

cindy said...

YOU might not of knowen this fact but I LOVE BANNANNA bread too!!!! Just a hint. And now I am a hard working lady working 24 hour days BUT I love it!!!!
You are such a sweetie, I always loved making chocolate cake from scratched.
Love you,

Lindsay said...

Mom, are you really working 24 hours? That is crazyness! :) Glad you are likeing it so much! Love you

Alyssa said...

I just did the same thing last week, but made a banana chocolate chip bread. It was great! I love making banana pancakes with them too. All I do is mash up the bananas like banana bread and add in the pancake stuff and mix all up. They are great!!!
I can't stand wasting them either. And, yes, Vicky, is right. Freeze them if you don't have time right then to bake it, but make sure you take the peels off, and put them in a ziploc b/c they are very hard to peel frozen!!

LOVE THE PICTURE of Kobe and Grandpa...so cute! I would frame that one for sure:).

Love you guys. Have a great day!