Thursday, May 5, 2011

54 Degrees

Hallelujah! It is finally warming up here in Rexburg. I am keeping my fingers crossed that spring is here to stay. I finally pulled the bikes our from storage today and am very anxious to start riding again.

  Monday I made some Sour Cream Banana Bread, and Krystina I am kicking your butt!
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease four 7x3 inch loaf pans. In a small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Dust pans lightly with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and 3 cups sugar. Mix in eggs, mashed bananas, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix in salt, baking soda and flour. Stir in nuts. Divide into prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

 I really enjoyed it and the cinnamon sugar on the crust made it one of my favorite parts instead of the part I sometimes throw away. Really good stuff.

For dinner I used up my spinach on this lovely pasta dinner. 
You cook a few chopped gloves of garlic in some oil for about a min then add cut up spinach and cooked pasta. I also added some garlic and onion seasoning as well as a little basil. It was really good! Not over powering flavor but an excellent pasta dish. 

 I tried crimping the short hair. It came out kind of crazy but I had fun with it.


Julie said...

Loving these posts! Super fun. Someday you'll be knee deep in kids and happy that you did these, so you could remember what it was like back in the day.
Wow! A balmy 54?! You get to wondering if spring's ever going to get here, huh? Thank goodness for little hints that it is.

Zach and Sara Allen said...

Haha. that is so true. I try not to make it too journaly but it is still kind of a journal any way. haha.