Not A Whole Lot Done

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It’s one of those types of days!  I made fabric softener this morning and got some grocery shopping done this evening!  That’s about all I accomplished today.  I was hoping to make a cheesecake for Dan (and to take a picture of, so I could publish my cookbook, but that didn’t happen).  Didn’t make it to Zumba either, oh well, maybe next week.  Trying to post on here on a regular basis again, even if it it is to say that I got nothing done.

So far the schedule that we’re trying to enforce around the house isn’t going so well either.  About the only thing that we’ve managed to keep at for the last couple of days is wake-up and bedtimes.  Well, we did miss the kids bedtimes tonight, but that was because I was sent to the store late and didn’t get around to cooking dinner until 8:00 P.M., but did send them to bed shortly there after.  Thinking about staying up past my bedtime (1:00 AM) to do some more editing, but I think I should probably go to bed. 

Good night all!

 

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Hello All!

So yeah — like I said in the last one, it’s been about a month since I’ve posted anything on here, so I guess I should catch everyone up.  

We’re all pretty much settled in the new house.  Started a schedule today (trying to get everyone organized and a little more regulated, I guess you’d say!)

I’ve been busy not only with the house, but my writing.  Since we’ve moved in, I’ve started and finished writing one book and rewrote and did a first draft edit on another book!  Yeah for me.  I’ve started doing a second draft edit on the book that I rewrote because that’s the first one I’m going to publish!  I found it and remembered it was one of my best works, or at least I think so.  Anyway, I’m hoping to finish the editing by the end the month so that I can send it to Amazon for self-publishing around the 1st of October, so look for that post coming!

I promised Dan I’d make him a cheesecake, hoping to do that tomorrow.  And if I do that tomorrow, then I will try and remember to take a picture of it, so that I can send in my cheesecake cookbook as well!  

I start Zumba tomorrow night, which is somewhat exciting for me.  I’m going with my best friend!  My oldest daughter started dance last Wednesday and I started to work at the desk again, so I am starting to take some time for me.  Trying to remember who I was before I had kids, kind of exciting!

Okay, well that’s all the updating I’m going to do right now.  Hopefully I will be posting more often!

Recipes — Banana Bread and Zucchini Bread

So it’s been over a month since I posted on here last.  It’s been a busy month, but I think I’ll make another post to tell everyone what’s been happening!

Banana Bread

I’m sure, the exact recipe in the Betty Crocker Cookbook for Banana Bread was good enough, but frankly, I like to improvise!

1 1/4 cup sugar (I used brown sugar)

1/2 cup butter or margarine

2 large eggs (I forgot to add these!)

1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (I used 4)

1/2 buttermilk (another opps here, but it worked used a tablespoon of vinegar and filled the rest of a cup up with milk — more than the recipe called for, but I wasn’t paying that much attention!)

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups of flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

Cinnamon to taste — that one’s all me, Betty Crocker doesn’t put this in her recipe!

 

When baking, I always add my eggs last, why, because I like to taste things while I’m making them (i.e. why I forgot the eggs this time).  Mix together sugar and margarine/butter.  Stir in bananas, buttermilk (or vinegar and milk), vanilla, and baking soda, (why, that’s just how I did it!).  It was pretty much a liquid by that point, which concerned me at the time, but it turned out well!  Add flour and mix.  Divide the batter into two bread pans.  Bake about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes, but check it often.  I never look at the time on recipes, why because I hate to burn things!  I would rather check then worry about it coming out burned.  

 

Miss Betty Crocker has a different recipe for Zucchini Bread, but frankly, I’d use the same ingredients I did for the banana bread, just change the banana to zucchini (about 3 cups!).  You can change the banana to just about anything really.  Pumpkin Bread would be really good with this recipe, but I would add pumpkin pie spice to that!

 

Okay, enough with the recipes, time for the next post!  Oh and here’s a picture of the bread after it was mostly devoured by my family and our friends!

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