Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Go Bananas!

It's a cool night here tonight.
So cool it has made the monstrous portable AC unit we purchased a few weeks ago seem ludicrous.
I was productive in my Tuesday-Eve.
I conquered errands
(including scoring a rush alteration job on the bridesmaid dress for $25 which is divine considering I'm now avoiding flashing a church full of guests who really only care about the Bride. Far be it for me--or my boobs--to steal the lime light!)
I didn't make dinner but I ate the one someone made for me--perfection!
I did two loads of laundry, hand washed the dishes, took out the garbage..
(all the things I sort of need excessive thanks for ;)
but most importantly....
oh yes---most importantly
I made Banana Bread!
(Tonight as the house filled up with the smell, I couldn't help but wonder is there a Banana Bread Candle? Tricia?)

So in case you're feeling like warming your heart, home, and belly
(and completely disregarding good caloric behavior)
here's my all time favorite recipe:I personally prefer it when it's cold from the fridge....

2 Cups Granulated Sugar
1 Cup Butter
6 Ripe Bananas, Mashed
4 Eggs, well beaten
2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 TSP Salt
2 TSP Baking soda

1. In a large bowl cream together the sugar and butter until fluffy.

2. Add bananas and eggs, blend.

3. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda.

4.Carefully blend the flour mixture into the banana mixture.

5. Pour the batter into 2 greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pans

6. Bake in a pre-heated 350 oven for 50-55 minutes.

7. Cool for 10 minutes.

8. Remove the loaves from the pans and cool completely on racks before serving.

*Remember-testing the bread with a toothpick won't necessarily b e accurate due to the bananas.


  1. You bet your sweet patootie I could make a banana nut bread candle! It would be divine!!!

  2. I can taste it now!!! Pass it my way! :)

  3. Best banana bread I have ever had was straight from the yellow kitchen. Thanks for the recipe, but I prefer the extra Allegra Love you put in it. It must also be easy to make because the last time you made it for me I was in your living room and didn't even know you were making it. A natural domestic goddess.

  4. You've been busy! Yeah for being able to get your dress altered. :) Banana bread sounds yummy. Looks delish!

  5. I'm all about this recipe. I have some browning bananas...SOUNDS PERFECT!

    what a great night. xoxo

  6. Wow! So very productive! Can you send a little bit of that my way? Love me some homemade banana bread. I have 3 super ripe bananas that I was going to make pancakes with, but might just have to do some bread! Yummy!

  7. That would go perfectly with my cup of tea!

  8. Oh, yes. Yum. Thanks for making me drool this morning...

  9. What yummy banana bread! It is one of my favorites to bake! Thank you for sharing. What a beautiful blog! God bless you and trust HIM always.
    In HIS Hands,

  10. I make banana bread almost weekly. We buy the banana's and then I swear no one wants to eat them because they all want them to go bad, so I have to make the bread. Nothing like some good warm banana bread to make the world a better place:)

  11. i love banana bread
    can i come!

  12. Can you send me some...? and then come over and do my laundry, with my broken washer...ack!
    Happy Wednesday and cheers to the no boob show!

  13. Oh, I love banana bread so very much. I'll have to try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  14. i can't wait to try this recipe, my kids love banana bread. i need more of them! thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment :)

  15. awesome post and blog! i'll be trying some banana bread tomorrow ;o) thank you for such an inspiring visit!!!

    love + luck + bliss,
    missysue xox

  16. mmm.... banana bread and the candle would be so cozy!

  17. First of all, the banana bread is making my mouth water it looks so good! And secondly, you look simply beautiful in your new picture over there girlie!!! Happy Wednesday...

    :) T