Sunday, February 15, 2009

Why yes, there is still a blog here...

Thanks to my schnazy new camera, I've had the desire to do a little blogging again. No promises on how long that will last though.

Happy (1 day late) Valentine's Day. We spent the day busily. Hubs worked the majority of the day for Habitat for Humanity. Little man had a birthday party to attend so Oldest boy and I spent some 1x1 time together. We had lunch at Chili's, yum! Went to Hancock Fabric and Petco. Very exciting for him, I'm sure. He did enjoy lunch though. After all the running I spent the evening at the wheel and was able to start and finish a lovely yarn for my Valentine. This is 4 ounces of Corriedale in "Nova Scotia" from my favorite fiber dealer Spunky Eclectic.

My very first true 3 ply and I was able to produce 95 yards at about 9 wpi (worsted weight). This will some day be a hat for my dear Valentine.

We all enjoyed some chocolate chip banana bread (coffee cake) yesterday too. So tasty, must make again.

Recipe (From our Church Cook Book):

1 stick (1/2 cup) margarine
1 cup sugar
1 cup (2 whole) mashed bananas
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour (I used 1 cup white, 1/2 cup wheat)
pinch of salt
1 egg
I added a pinch of cinnamon too and about 3/4 cup of chocolate chips

Melt butter, add remaining ingredients and spoon into prepared pan.

Topping:
2 Tsp. margarine
2 Tsp. sugar
2 Tsp. flour
3/4 tsp. cinnamon

Melt margarine. Mix in remaining ingred, crumble over top. (this is not a crumble, it's very saucy, I spread on top before baking.

Bake at 400F for approximatley 50 minutes. Can be made as muffins, adjust baking time to 25 minutes.