I am also very blessed to have met some amazing people through the blogs I read, so I want to pass these awards on to ALL of you who visit me. You all have something special that you bring to the blogging world. :-) Thanks for coming by, reading and commenting! You all make me smile and I greatly appreciate it. :-)
Schools were back to a normal schedule today, so it was just Kathleen and I. She asked if she could hang out in her pajamas and I said yes, sometimes you just have to have a pajama day! LOL. To them it's like a special treat. We started our day with lessons.
Shake off the excess and allow to dry. We then hung it up in our window. :-)
I always make goodies for Jerry's work and today I made banana bread. I did have to sample a piece and oh my it was so good!
3/4 cups butter softened
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 c. all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3 bananas mashed
Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
Add eggs one at a time beating until just blended after each one.
Combine flour and baking soda;gradually add to butter mixture
Beating at low speed until just blended.
Stir in mashed bananas
Pour into 2 greased 9" by 5" loaf pans
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour
Next I tried a new recipe called Spiced Pear Upside Down Cake, very yummy but I think it would be even better with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping. :-)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large pears, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup warm water
Pour melted butter into 9 inch baking pan, sprinkle with nuts and brown sugar. Arrange pears over nuts
In a large bowl cream softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine flour, ginger,cinnamon, salt,baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with water, beating well after each addition
Spread batter over pears. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 mins.or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool for 10 mins before inverting onto a serving plate.
Another thing we tried today after I found this great idea at Donna's blog Comin Home was to grow bulbs in an indoor garden. She even mentioned using fish gravel from the aquarium. So Kathleen and I remembered we had bought some hyacinth bulbs ( my favorite flower :-) So we set up our own garden indoors and can't wait to watch it grow! This is just what I needed to help with my Spring fever! Thanks Donna for sharing this great idea!
Kathleen wanted to "dress up" for this picture, lol.
Have a great night!