Monday, October 12, 2009
It's a school holiday today for my kids.
To celebrate, they will go to lunch with daddy, and some sweet girls are coming over to help me bake a ton of food today (we'll definitely eat while we work).
We're making 8 loaves of bread, 2 dozen banana muffins and 4 dozen pumpkin muffins.
I'm posting the recipes for the pumpkin muffins over at the Family Supper Club blog. Have you been checking it out? I'm learning so much!
Hopefully I can get some pictures today of the bread making. Then I can post pictures with the recipe. Fun.
Kirby gave me the banana muffin recipe that I make every Monday.
Muffins are great to make ahead, and then stick in the freezer. When my kids want a snack, they get one out of the freezer, stick it in the microwave for 30 seconds and wah-lah!
Banana Bread (I make it into muffins)
3/4 c. unsweet applesauce
1 c. sugar
1 3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. mashed bananas (about 3)
Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9 x 5 loaf pan w/ cooking spray (or muffin pan). In one bowl combine applesauce, sugar, and eggs; beat until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, soda, powder, and cinnamon. Add to batter and blend well. Fold bananas into batter. Pour batter into pan(s).Bake for 60-65 minutes (if making bread) or 10-12 minutes if making muffins, or until toothpick comes clean.
I finally started putting fresh spinach leaves in my morning smoothie.
So many people told me that they put spinach in their smoothies and never taste it.
They were right. I can't tell it's in there at all. The smoothie does look super weird since it's fluorescent green.
Even Aaron was brave enough to try the new spinach version and agreed...he could not taste the spinach, but he didn't think he could drink something that looks like bug guts.
Here is the post where I described how we make smoothies over in these parts...plus there were so many other ideas in the comments section (adding spinach was one of them!)
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