I have lots of tidbits floating around the old noggin this morning.
I'm loving this weather. It's awesome to wake up to a 60 degree morning.
I woke up, got Buddy up and fed, made the Evil Twin's lunch and then promptly crawled into Sissy's big girl bed to snuggle with her a bit. Turns out, she's a lazy lounger just like her Mama. It makes me so proud!
I drank a metric assload of wine last night and decided that the really nearly black bananas in the fridge needed to be turned into banana nut bread. I didn't think about the fact that I had given up bread (and baked goods) for Lent. I didn't cheat - I guess the rest of the family will have to eat the loaf.
Just when I thought we were out of the woods with the stomach virus, Sissy threw up twice yesterday. One time, she splattered the really expensive area rug in the den (that's TV/living room to the rest of you). Thank goodness for Febreze.
She seems fine this morning. She's had a sippy cup of Gatorade/Pedialyte mix and a piece of Banana Nut bread.
This is my 577th post. I'm amazed that I've had that much to blather about. I guess my brain just knows a lot of words!
I watched Survivor last night and DVRed American Idol. The show cut off before they announced the final contestant to be in the final 12. Anyone have a clue who they picked? (not that I really care, I just watch out of curiosity).
Today is Friday. That means no meat and I guess we'll hit the Fish Fry at my parish this evening. Buddy has to work it anyway, so we might as well. Plus, the food just rocks!
Today is also March 6. Mom - you would have been 69 today. Happy Birthday. 3/6/40 - 11/26/04. RIP.
UPDATE: I meant to add the Banana Bread recipe:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/3 cups (about 4) mashed overripe bananas
(I added one small bag of chopped pecans to this as well)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x5 loaf pan. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir flour mixture in with banana mixture, stir just to moisten. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 60 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.
I just used a small plastic bowl for the flour mix, then used Beauty to do the rest: