Sunday, November 04, 2007

Sunday Confessionals

Well, a happy afternoon to ya! LOL Yep, I'm la-a-a-a-z-y today about gettin' on this computer. I've been going strong all day though, just on other things. I needed a break from the Chair.

I have a delish-i-o-so recipe for you today as my daily creative (remember, there's a very wide latitude in the rules for this thing. And I aim to keep 'em that way, tuh-duh-duh! LOL )

This one's called Easy Banana Bread, but don't let the name fool you into thinking that easy means bland or dry, cuz this is neither. The key to it is 3 ripe bananas that are almost trash-worthy. You want to be able to mash them thoroughly with your potato masher or whatever you use. I've been making b-bread for years, and I was told when I began that they need to be that ripe because only then will their flavor fully blend and gell with the other ingredients. There have been a few times that I doubted that and went ahead and made it with bananas that were still edible, well, as peel-and-eat bananas. And the bread was kind of tasteless. So, wait to make this until the time is "ripe".

I took a pic of my bananas before I made this so you could see just how disgusting they look. Not so far gone as to be attracting any insects, I want you to note, LOL, but I personally wouldn't eat them. Then again, I usually give a banana one bruise; any more and we are done, so I might be a nana-wuss, LOL.

Anyway, on with the show: (oh yeah, babe, doncha know, I'm Rachel Ray in 20 years, cough-cough)

3 large bananas , well mashed
1 egg
1 stick of butter, melted
1 1/2 cup of flour
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 cup nuts, optional (I add chopped walnuts, yum)
Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl; put into a well greased loaf pan. Bake at 350° for about 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in middle comes out clean.

And, voila! I plan to eat on this for breakfast, snack, and dessert, if the mood strikes me. I actually get pretty lazy when it's in the house. That's two of three meals, ok? Cereal works for the third, I mean come ON! ROFL

I will be back tomorrow with a full-fledged episode of Aimeslee's Antics (hey, I smell a blog name change, don't you? LOL) Enjoy the rest of our weekend!


Noelia said...

I have two banana bread recipes and I'd love to try this one. I always put my bananas in paper bags so they ripe faster. I LOVE banana bread! Do you put walnuts in yours? I don't because the kids don't like it but I like it.

Drea said...

OH YUM!! I love Banana nut bread. One thing I have noticed that when I use bananas that are VERY ripe, I can cut the amount of sugar I use. Cuts down on some of the calories.

mendytexas said...

LOVE that bannana bread! Hot with some sour cream frosting....mmmmmm! You were right about the game against our hoo. We are watching all the TX teams' games!! Happy Sunday! Come to the Quilt Festival next year!! :) mendy

Rachael said...

oh yum!! Why do you do this to me?? LOL

Do you know that I cannot eat a banana, I think they are disgusting, but I love me some banana bread!!! :)

Mmm, mmm good!!

grandmascraps said...

Your not helping my diet, that sounds yummy my friend. TFS

Leah said...

lol...i love banana bread. it looks delish!

Gina (frazzledmom) said...

G'morning Aimelsee! I'm starting my day on your blog as promised. And well worth it too - that banana bread looks mmmm mmmm good! Haven't made banana bread in a while, so I'll have to get on this one soon. My bananas are greener than green at the moment .....I'll have to get riper ones, or wait a few days.

Thanks for your awesome comments on my blog - and for adding me to your blogroll. ;)

csimmers said...

I love banana bread too. I like it with or without walnuts. Since it's just me, it's whatever strikes my fancy. I personally like most of the fruit breads. I'm not a huge sweets person so the breads are just right.

Wyanne said...

Thanks for posting this! I have some bananas on my counter right now that are looking just like yours....guess I need to make some bread!