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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday


HAPPY MONDAY MORNING!

Here is my drive by barn shot for the week!

 

My Recipe of the week - remember my friend Jean?  She made this for us and brought it when she came for a visit and it was delicious!

                JEAN'S  BANANA BREAD


1 stick of butter
1-1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1 beaten egg
3 mashed large ripe bananas
2 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. raisins and 3/4 c. walnuts optional
Cream butter and sugar.  Beat egg and add to mixture.  Then add bananas, milk and vanilla, mixing well.  Mix all dry ingredients and add to mixture, stirring by hand.  Pour into greased loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 70 minutes or til done.  (My recipe said 50 minutes but it takes 70 minutes in my oven!)

This was great and even my picky grandson loved it - and that is saying a lot!


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

Love,
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65 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

What a beautiful, peaceful picture to finish off with.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Nice photo Sandie! Oh and I love Banana bread...yum! Hope you week starts off great! Hugs, Linda

laurie said...

that sounds yummy! Beautiful photo! Have a wonderful monday!

Rob-bear said...

This is a much better "drive-by shooting" than others about which one reads.

The stillness of the bottom picture is relaxing.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Cranberry Morning said...

Nice barn pic!! And I can't get over how quotable Sir Winston Churchill was. An amazing man.

I think my grandkids love banana bread - unless it has walnuts in it.

Sandra said...

bob loves banana bread, my friend Madeline in Savannah, bakes a couple of them and mails them to him because i can't/will not bake. i like the truck in your barn shot

Pam :) said...

Nice drive-by barn shot. I love banana and will try this recipe.
Thanks for the lovely thought.. i'm taking a deep-breath.

Happy day to you, Sandie :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You did a great shot of the barn on the fly! Mmmm to the banana bread!

Kim said...

Happy Monday :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love the barn! No bananas for me, thanks anyhow ;-)

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Banana bread! I was just thinking about making a loaf the other day ... and now I have the recipe!

Debbie said...

To me, the barn symbolizes a peaceful life. For those who like bananas, that sounds like a delicious recipe. My family would love it. I wonder if you could substitute pumpkin for the bananas. If so, I would dive right in.

TARYTERRE said...

LOVE your DRIVE-BYs. Wonderful sign about new beginnings. haven't had a piece of banana bread in ages.

Remington said...

Love your drive by's! That bread sounds yummy!

Jill said...

I have a loaf of banana bread in my freezer that I'm trying to forget about it. I love it so! ha!

Great thought for the day!

The Boston Lady said...

Just took a deep breath, always need to do that on Mondays for some reason. Is there nothing more tasty than warm fresh banana bread. I am not a big banana fan, but I love banana bread! Have a great week Sandie. Ann

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy new week! I love this quote, the banana bread sounds yummy, and the barn is fabulous! My husband and I drove to Colorado and passed so many farms along the way ..my camera clicking all the time :) We live in a beautiful country!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I for one am so glad we get a new day to start over again ! A new week to experience new things and do some new things too. Tomorrow I start caring for my youngest grandson as my daughter is returning to work. Thankfully it is only part time. Good for her, the baby and me too. Hope your Monday is a great one!

Beth said...

Thank you for the banana bread recipe. It sounds delicious.

Fiona said...

Hi Sandie,

Love the quotation
how true it is.


That banana bread sounds lovely
I have some bananas in the kitchen
that could certainly be made into that(only thing is I would probably demolish the lot myself)

Have a lovely day

x Fiona

jack69 said...

The bread sounds great. We seldom bake but the recipe is saved.

I love blogs. I like it when someone uses their words, and also picks great quotes. There have been some very wise folks in this world and I am glad they, or someone took the time to record them.
"Take a deep breath, and start again!"

How many times have we done that.

Love from up here.

jack69 said...

I meant to say, I love the barn with the older Diesel Truck Tractor, lot of memories there. My Uncles/brothers drove those for years.

Love ya!

Alice Arthigton said...

that recipy sounds like it will taste wonderful. maybe i can try it if we replace the broken stove one day

dr momi said...

oooh, banana bread....and I have bananas..... (love that last thought)

BelovedBomber said...

I am so thankful that everyday I get to start all over again!

Sally said...

Banana bread is one of our favorites! Will try this recipe next time.

I used to work (many years ago) with a lady that always wanted our over ripe banana's to make bread and then she'd bring to us at work. I took her advice and started making it that way; so GOOD!

Tricia said...

Sounds like a great banana bread recipe - have a lovely week Sandie!

TexWisGirl said...

another great fly-by! :)

A Quiet Corner said...

That's just how I feel when I put the kayak in the water!...:)JP

Wanda's Wings said...

YUMMY!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I love your drive-by and I love banana bread! I don't make it very often because I'd be the only one eating it and I don't need a whole loaf! Love the peaceful scene with the boat. Have a wonderful day!

andy said...

Oh the bread sounds yummy! !!!

Shelly said...

Gosh, that banana bread sounds great- I need to see if I have some bananas left to get started!

Jim said...

I like the 'barn' today, Sandie. We would call it a 'shed' but for city fold a barn is just fine.

Know I would like the banana bread too. Sounds yummy, especially is the little ones eat it good.
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Thisisme. said...

Hi Sandie. Happy Monday to you. That banana bread sounds yummy, and I'm glad your grandson enjoyed it! Lovely peaceful photo at the end. Hope you have a good week.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Very peaceful picture and the banana bread sounds really good and I have overly ripened bananas on my counter!!! Enjoy!

Gloria Hood said...

Funny.....I was just thinking about making some banana bread!

Miss Debbie said...

Banana nut bread is one of our favorites. I bake it often. Great barn shot...even on the move! :-)

EM Illustrator said...

Nice barn picture. The banana bread sound very tasty and good thing that GS loved it :)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Nice Barn picture, Yummier banana bread. Summer is bad for me. I gain more weight eating sweets like that.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...made banana nut mini muffins recently and they were very good. Your recipe sounded nice, too.

Take care and hope you are having a super Monday. Susan

Dee said...

I definitely would add nuts in mine...YUM!

Arkansas Patti said...

How great that the "drive by shot" hurt no one. I still don't know how you get such good shots that way.

Chicken Wrangler said...

Hope you have a wonderful week, Sandie!

Debbie said...

you are very good at those drive bys ;)))

Shug said...

Mmmm I love Banana Bread...great any time of the day!!

Ann said...

I love banana bread and way back when I was young and ambitious I used to make it from scratch. Now I buy the boxed mix....lol

Paula said...

You're getting good at those drive-bys.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

If I were eating bread this would be what I would make tomorrow. YUM!

Drive By Barning? That is a new one on me.

Sweet Tea said...

I love Banana Bread, but for me nuts and raisins are not optional. Yum!

Grammy Goodwill said...

This recipe sounds good. It made me think of a funny story about banana bread muffins I made. Maybe I'll write a post about it.

Maple Lane said...

Hi, Love your barn and the bread sounds so moist and delicious! Would be a good breakfast treat with coffee!

Renae said...

hahaha, you are so funny! well, get crack'in! grandson and you - tomorrow first thing (after breakfast) make your pies and report. lol!!!

you said i was a 'great' grandmother... not yet, my oldest is only 9!!! hahaha.

I was at my daughter's this morning and I showed her your post and she was laughing and chuckling a bunch.

and ...she said, 'oh now I see why you love these blog people'.

see, we have fun huh?

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love that drive by shot! and we love any kind of banana bread. This one sounds delicious. Hope you have a wonderful week, Sandie! blessings ~ tanna

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Sandie,
I love your recipe!!
Yes!! I agree. A new day is a new beginning. Today is a new day.
We have many todays, hopefully.
We always start doing new things.
Thank you for sharing your gentle thoughts in today's post in my blog!! You are a super friend.
God bless you, Sandie, and those you love!! Have a blessed week!!
Warm Hugs,
Poet Starry.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I would love some nice banana bread- right now!
love
tweedles

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I love the thought of the day, and my daughter's banana bread........

Giancarlo said...

Felice giornata a te...ciao

Crystal Mary said...

I love the serenity of that photo.. And, that banana bread sounds good too. I am copying it to made when I get the time. xxxx

Mimi said...

HI CHATTY....SANDIE!!!
I love old barns....is that a linky party???Or do you just see alot of barms out your way???I rarely see a barn...wait you take that back...You see lots of barns....you just do not notice them as much anymore.....Ok.....I see Barns!!
I love banana Bread too!!!I bake in the winter time...to hot til then!!
hugs,
jamie

Lynn said...

Yum. Seriously - that sounds so good.

Debbie said...

I have a tried and true banana bread recipe, yet I'm constantly trying new ones. Makes no sense, but I do it.

(And for whatever reason, banana bread ALWAYS seems to take longer to bake than any recipe says. What's up with that?)

And I love the quote at the end.

Catherine said...

Banana bread ~ always a classic isn't it?
Hope you are having a terrific week!
xo Catherine

Nancy Claeys said...

Thanks for all the feel good messages, Sandie. Sposed to be 103 here tomorrow. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love your drive by!