Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Banana Bread

1/2 c. butter
1 1/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 tablespoon sour cream
3 bananas, mashed
1 1/2 c. cake flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350
Cream butter and sugar, add eggs very lightly beaten, and the soda dissolved in the sour cream. Beat well; then add bananas, flour, salt and vanilla.   Mix well.
Bake in well greased and floured 8 inch square or 9 inch tube pane for 35-45 minutes.

*This is the original banana bread I make from "The Settlement Cook Book" that I have made for many years.  Nuts optional.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

 Today I tried Sarah at Clover Lane's (memoriesfromcloverlane.blogspot.com) cookies.   What a nice change from chocolate chip!

1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup butterscotch chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl mix butter, sugars, and eggs till smooth.
3. Add flour, baking powder, soda, salt and oats to butter mixture.
4. Don't forget the chips!
5. Drop on lightly sprayed cookie sheets.
6. Bake for about 9 minutes until brown and crispy around edges.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Summertime 2012

When I think of what I enjoy of summer here are a few of the things I am looking forward to.

  • Pool time
  • Cookout
  • Hammock Reading
  • Time at the Beach
  • Start new awesome job
  • Lemonade and watermelon 
  • BLT's
  • Read on my Kindle
  • Fun days with family
  • Movie time 
  • Bestie birthday
  • Sleeping in
  • Freshly mowed grass
  • Washing my car
  • Juicy tomatoes
  • Fresh sunflowers
  • Peach cobbler
  • cheeseburgers
  • Homemade ice cream
  • Get back into running
  • Shorts and flip flops
  • Putt putt
  • Tan Lines
  • Visit Amish store
  • Farmers Market
  • Rest
My list reaffirms that I enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of each of the seasons.  I hope you have a blessed summer if you read this.