Sunday, March 3, 2013

Going Bananas

Just as we hoped, it was a 'calm' and a quiet weekend.  For the dogs, the weekend was all about walks and throwing the frisbee.
For me, the most exciting part was baking, and lots of it.  At the grocery store on Thursday I really took advantage of the ten-cents-a-pound for ripe bananas.  And even though I gave part of them to a co-worker, I still had plenty left for us.  I made five loaves of banana bread, two different kinds of  banana muffins, and a snack cake.  I've decided that I really love when a dessert is called a snack, because I think that implies that it's just that, a snack, and you can eat as much as you want....Because it's a snack....Right??
But banana bread is another one of my 'comfort foods.'  Growing up I used to love when my Mom made banana bread.  My brothers and I consumed it like we hadn't eaten in days and it seemed like it would only last about five minutes.  Maybe it did, because we were like vultures!
And then this morning I have to admit that I made banana bread into french toast--Okay, maybe that was too much, but it was really pretty good, even if it wasn't all that healthy.  Which is why it was a good thing that the dogs and I went for plenty of walks and played frisbee.  
 I hope you all had a nice relaxing weekend too!


  1. My mouth is watering thinking of all that banana goodness. I think I might have to go make some and then have french toast too. That sounds fantastic! Glad you had a relaxing weekend.


  2. So happy to hear that your weekend was just what you wanted and needed. And oh drool drool. I think I can almost smell the yumminess.

  3. I think you should share your recipes... ;-)
    We did have a good, if chilly and windy, weekend.
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

  4. Woof! Woof! you know my favorite treat are BANANAS ... mom promised me to make some banana treats when we get to our home. For sure Carl enjoyed it. Have a good week. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  5. We had a good weekend, but we're sure it would have been better if SHE'd baked some yummy things to share with us.

    XXXOOO Daisy,Bella & Roxy

  6. Oh boy, I can smell that delicious baking - Right, now I'm hungry!!!!

  7. Alas my cooking skills, can only be described as questionable????

    If only I had such ability, I would ravish such appeals, instead I must drool over those mouth watering snacks.

  8. I love banana anything. Those muffins and bread look delicious. I would so have a piece or 2 right about now.
    Love the picture of Joshua sleeping. After all that playing and running around and walks he seems exhausted. Have a great monday. Ana

  9. What a deal on and out of the store. No snow there? We are still covered.

  10. Morning Kim, oh you made me so hungry for Banaana Bread, yum yum....My Mother always made it for us kids too, the ultimite comfort food for sure..........Love the pictures of the furry kids, the catching of the frizbee looks neat......Hope you have a better week, Hugs Francine.

  11. sounds awesome! you've got my mouth watering, now!

  12. Your banana bread does look good, are you going to share the recipe?

    Glad you had a quiet weekend, we all need that once in a while.


  13. Hi Kim
    How about some recipes - my mouth is drooling! Hopefully Lucas will find some relief with the dentist soon.

    Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle

  14. Oh, banana bread! I love banana bread (especially with chocolate chips) and I haven't made it for ages. Thanks for the reminder - I have some ripe bananas on the kitchen counter right now, so off I go!

  15. I too grew up with ALWAYS banana bread in the house. sometimes with nuts sometimes not. but ALWAYS delicious!
    as a matter of fact I like breads like that more than I like cake.
    and bananas are so healthy for you!
    I say eat away! snack or not!
    beautiful pictures of the doggies.

  16. So glad you had a relaxing, enjoyable weekend! Banana bread french toast...oh yummy, that sounds so good!
    Stop by our blog and get your moose dose for the week :)

  17. An uneventful weekend is a delight. Maybe we'll have one someday.
    Morgan, Sebastian, the Porties, Syd and Mac

  18. Like our George..Todd has put on a little weight!

  19. Glad you had a good weekend. Banana bread French toast? Wow! I've got to try that.

  20. A weekend of baking comfort bread sounds like just what you needed. I also love banana bread...and pumpkin bread too. I rarely bake because we just don't need it, but I should once in a while anyway.

  21. Yum! Your baking looks wonderful. I made some banana muffins yesterday too; a recipe even my son requests and he doesn't go near a banana. Will have to post in on my blog.

  22. I have a pile of bananas that are overripe and am going to make some banana and oat muffins - do you freeze yours? I have never frozen homemade baking but I have heard it works really well. xxx

  23. Banana bread also counts as fruit...right?


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