Thursday, February 10, 2011

Around Our House

All the Valentine's Day orders shipped this week, with the last of them going out this morning. I would like to publicly thank the US Postal Service for providing me with free pick up at my house, while I am still in my PJ's.

I am thankful.

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I love how things come in waves...this week seemed to be the 'joyful' wave, with orders for various necklaces using that word.

I made banana bread with bananas I found in my outside freezer...one loaf with walnuts (for the daddy) and one with chocolate chips (for the boys).

I used this recipe but did a couple of things different (which is why I never post recipes, Tim!)...
  1. I doubled the recipe.
  2. I made the topping without the walnuts and instead added them into one of the loaves and added chocolate chips to the other...maybe 1 cup each?
  3. I didn't read ahead and put the strusel/crumb topping on at the beginning. Oops...it worked well anyway.
  4. I baked it at 325, but it took 1 hr 20 minutes...I would do 350 next time.
I'm not much of a baker (all those directions to follow!) but I sampled one of them and it was really good...it'll be perfect for breakfasts.

A few weeks ago I had one of my older boys carry this pot from the backyard to the front porch and it decided to start blooming this week...perfect timing for Valentine's Day!

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Brian is slowly getting better. His fever is now hovering near normal but he still has zero appetite and looks pretty rough...but every day is a little bit better.

He actually spent a few minutes out of bed/off the couch and played a video game...and then napped for an hour after. Poor babe.

Baby steps!

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5 comments:

  1. I'm with the boys--I love choc chips in my banana bread. My fave are the mini-morsels. Yum, yum, yum!!!Now I may have to go make me some. :)

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  2. Wow, that necklace is GORGEOUS!! I have a houseful of boys too (and then we adopted our princess), and I giggled when I saw your two cats- they look just like two of mine, ha! :)

    I'm your newest follower, too!

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  3. Glad Bri's doing a little better!

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  4. MMM.. bread. Maybe I should make my Italian flat bread again, so I can take a photo to post the recipe!

    ;-P

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