Monday, July 18, 2011

Spring cleaning for the fall?

                                                                    I love change!
 Maybe a little too much {as my husband would say}. When you change little things in your life {house, diet, wardrobe, makeup, hair, exercise...} its like a fresh start. It's new & exciting, and what could be better than that!? 

Our house right now could best be described as "Coffee house". Lots of reds, browns, greens, cherry wood, black wood, some blue accents. I love the color scheme, but lately have been itching for a change. The picture above is really where I'm going with this whole idea. I love the yellow/ white/ green color scheme. It feels so clean, and fresh. I of course would have to opt for another couch color since white + Baby isn't always the best combination. My favorite part is the book case and drapery... that alone could get me to sell my stuff on ebay... {ASAP!} 

B-A-N-A-N-A Bread!

I love homemade banana bread- it's delicious, makes your house smell good.. and never fails to make you feel like a fatty when you finish the entire loaf (by yourself). I made two loafs the other day and gave one as a gift (both to say thank you.. and also to not tempt me into eating two loafs.) 

I got this recipe from my friend, who very nicely wrote out how to mix the "dry/ wet ingredients separately" etc. I personally am a fan of the "dump it all in a bowl and mix" baking tactic. I don't see the difference if I sift my dry ingredients before the wet ones (except a lot more to clean up in the end). I mean, it all goes in the same place eventually right?? 

I wanted to share the recipe because it is so delicious and will make you go B-A-N-A-N-A-S for Banana Bread! 
~ Enjoy! 

2C Flour~ 1tsp Salt~ 2tsp Baking Soda~ 1C Butter~ 1C White Sugar~ 1C Brown Sugar~
4 Eggs~ 1tsp + splash Vanilla~ 4 VERY ripe bananas~ 1tsp Cinnamon

1. My favorite part: Dump all ingredients in a bowl and mix (Do not over mix)
2. Pour into 2 greased 5x9 loaf pans
3. Bake 350 for about 35-40minutes
4. TRY to share! :))