Most of you know that I would rather cook
, but I've been wanting to try this recipe for Pineapple Banana Bread
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
2 cups mashed ripe bananas
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
I just couldn't bring myself to put that much oil in the batter so I substituted applesauce for most of the oil...
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. In another bowl, beat the eggs, oil and vanilla; add pineapple and bananas. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. I doubled the batch to make enough for everyone!
And since I had the oven on, I baked a pie for my friend, Kari. It is her birthday today.
Line's week in Hawaii went by quickly. She had a fabulous time and I am looking forward to seeing her pictures.
Her flight brought her into Fargo this afternoon so we made the trip there to pick her up. My project for the car (after correctig papers) was to crochet dishcloths. You know...when the winter dulldrums set it, these cheerful yarns just make me happy.
My friend Karren crochets beautifully and is going to teach me how to make this sweet round pattern.
If you have watched the news and weather, you know that we have been having ice and snow here in the midwest. About an hour down the road, we came upon emergency vehicles. We stopped and we were told there was an accident up ahead. After about a 25 minute wait, we were allowed to proceed...
We got to see Emily and Jake for about 20 minutes. We collected Line and
her suitcase, and started for home. It was pretty slow going...
This was going south...when we still had some daylight.
Here the road is pretty clear...but do you notice the snowflakes are not coming straight down...
In fact, the wind was so strong, that once it blew us into a skid...
Going west...At times we were driving in nearly a white-out...The road was white...the ditch was white and the blowing snow was white...
We were very happy to see the lights of home...