Monthly Archives: November 2012

self-fulfilling prophecy. . .

Well, It’s been approximately forever since I’ve posted.  I sort of knew that would happen when I started, just because I have a long history of empty journals and diaries in my past.  I’m a terrible photographer for the same reason. . . I’m too busy actually doing the thing that I’m doing to stop and take pictures/write about it/whatever.  Case in point, I had a Halloween party last weekend, and it was really fun, but I didn’t think to take ONE picture the whole time. You’ll all just have to imagine what me in an owl costume must have looked like.  🙂

My DIY owl headband for my Halloween costume. It was a “hoot”! (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself!)

However,  I’m determined not to let the embarrassment of failing to be a “good blogger” get me down, so here we go again.

Lest you think I’ve been a total flake, I can offer some proof to the contrary:

I finally found and purchased dining room furniture

I halfway refinished and built a dresser (details and the finished product to come!)

. . . and I made a fall wreath for my front door for about 12 bucks!

Before I go, I thought I’d share one of my absolute favorite recipes.  I discovered 5 (five!) bananas in the back of my freezer.  Pretty often, I can’t get through all the bananas I purchase before that last one goes over the edge into the “too ripe” category.  Not wanting to be wasteful, I usually throw it in the freezer to save for making banana bread (too ripe, mushy bananas make the BEST bread!)  I’ve tried a lot of recipes since I moved out of my parents’ house, since I made the mistake of not writing down the one my mother uses. However, nothing comes close, in my humble opinion, so I finally had her email me the real deal just a few months ago.  It’s actually a recipe for zucchini bread from an old church recipe book she’s had for ages, but substituting bananas for the zucchini works just fine.  I usually just take the bananas out of the freezer and put them in a bowl to thaw.  Once they’re mostly defrosted, you can just sort of just squish them right out of the peel, and finish mashing them with a fork.  Also, I love it with walnuts, but it’s good without, too. Seriously, try it!

1 1/2 c flour
1 c sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 c nuts (optional)
1/2  c oil
1 medium zucchini (or two mashed bananas)
2 eggs
Mix dry ingredients. Add eggs, nuts and oil.  Add bananas and pour into greased and lightly floured pan; bake for one hour @ 350.


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