Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vlogging Holiday Traditions

you may need to crank up your volume to hear this...I did it with my old camera cuz my new camera takes up too much computing space and I can't download it on you-tube!

Thanksgiving is also the time of the year that I take time out of my busy-ness and sit down and think of all I have to be thankful for....this year I have MUCH to be thankful for...and I have a post coming up just to discuss some of those many things. I hope you take the time out to sit down and think of those things you are thankful for, also!

This is my Grandma's Banana Bread recipe...

2 1/2 cups Cake Flour
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup milk (I used skim this year and it tasted fine)
1 1/2 cups mashed, ripe bananas (I usually use 4)
1 cup chopped walnuts; optional (this makes it taste yummy, but I didn't have any this year and I probably saved myself a lot of calories)

Sift flour, add baking powder, salt and sugar. Add in egg and milk to the dry mixture till dampened. Then add in bananas and nuts. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake in BUTTERED loaf pan (don't skip this me!) Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick or fork comes out clean when inserted in center of loaf!!


I don't remember a year that we didn't have this banana bread for the holidays and now that she is no longer here on earth with us, I always have to make it. It makes me feel like she is still with me!

Nutritional info: Who knows???? But you could make it healthier by changing just a few ingredients but I say you gotta live a little around the holidays so eat up...just work out a little extra, ya know??!!!


Brooke said...

hurrah for the holidays! :)

i'm looking forward to seeing everyone's vlogs. nice to put a voice with your words :)

Bari said...

I like baking, too. We make a version of Mike's grandma's banana bread, but I think ours is even less healthy than yours (we use sour cream and a lot more sugar!). Good luck on the contest!

FiddlersBride said...

Makes me think of, and miss, my Gram! I voted, Ann! Good luck!