Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Our Everyday: Volume 8

This past week was a little low-key with sick babies.  We did make some cranberry almond biscotti (is that both singular and plural?), and some amazing granola, I found here.  However, My camera at the time was missing its card (something I realized much later).

Instead of doing anything too crazy, we had a picnic or two on the kitchen floor, involving cheetos, orange hands and funny faces (and no pants, of course!).

We added a special treat this time around...a relaxing Sunday complete with an Orange Julius or two.  I don't think Peter's ever left his mouth!

While drinking, Dad and the boys created a few things out of clay.  This was some sort of futuristic car, I think.

Then we decided to make some banana bread.  Aunt Sammie happens to have the best recipe.  We had it growing up, and it just reminds me of home.  We've just joined a Church ministry that links us to those who are suffering from illness or a death in the family.  So, this bread will be given to one of those we visit.  Hopefully Carter can help me deliver it.  

Peter helped, too!

I just realized something.  I think Carter wears this shirt in ALL of our cooking projects.  Oops!

Peter hasn't been too happy with me lately...

mashing the bananas...

Then it was naptime, and the bread was miraculously finished when they woke loaf served as a nice afternoon snack.

I love my boys, so much.

And, I've made my second realization of this could have been turned into 3-4 rather than one extra long one.  Maybe next time :)


  1. Good question on the singular and plural versions of biscotti!!

    I love how you say that the Orange Julius never leaves Peter's mouth and then in the series of clay pictures, he can be spotted in the background, sippin' on the beverage.

  2. What a perfect ministry to be a part of. I just love that idea and I know that the people who you visit will too!

    Peter understands my love for Orange Julius. I love him even more now.


  3. Can you share your banana bread recipe? I have had a couple failures and am on the look out for a good recipe.

    1. Sure!

      2 C. Flour
      1 t. Baking Soda
      1/4 t. salt
      1/2 C. butter
      2 large bananas
      1 C. sugar
      2 eggs
      1 t. vanilla
      1 C. chopped pecan (optional)

      Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs & vanilla. Stir in mashed bananas. Fold in dry ingredients & nuts. Bake at 325 for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes.

      I also love this recipe for a change: