Today has been a pretty productive day - Almost 2 weeks ago our washer died, so we finally broke down and went to the laundry mat this morning. I filled 5 triple loaders and 5 single washers... This is what it all looked like this morning in our driveway all dirty and piled into the back of the van...
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While at the laudrymat, I realized that Pina Coladas and knitting definitely are NOT a good combination! I had to take out all but 3 rows that I had done while at CoCoKey, and then worked another 8 rows. Progress is being made, but Maddy's Cotton-Candy-Rific Slipper may not be done this weekend. I will hopefully get it done by Weds when I go knit at The Fiber Studio.

ANYWHOOOOOO..... I got back and Kevin decided that if I didn't put down the needles for a bit and get some cleaning done he may just go completely off the reservation. So.... I cleaned. I think that by the end of the week I will have made myself a little crafter's niche in our family room - right now if I want to do anything I have to have all of my supplies everywhere in the kitchen and livingroom as they have absolutely NO HOME! But I have an idea.... and it is exciting!!!!!!!

Around 1:30, as I was cleaning out our big cupboard of cooking stuff (cans of things, sauces, taco mix, honey, etc) I found a bottle of Sticky Finger's Carolina BBQ Sauce. Can anyone say Pulled Pork Sandwiches? (Have I mentioned that I am totally ADD?) So I may have mentioned it in passing to my husband, and he may have decided we absolutely needed to have some tonight. I went looking for my recipe and totally couldn't find it. So, I reached out to my fabulous mother-in-law. She then looked up the recipe I emailed her and sent it over to me! She ROCKS! While Kevin was trapesing all over creation looking for a good Boston But, I decided it was time to make banana bread!

My mother makes the absolute best banana bread known to man! I stole the recipe from her a while back - well, she emailed it to me, so technically that's not stealing. So while Kevin was out - I made some banana bread...
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First you smooooosh up 3 really overripe bananas (mine were really overripe like a week ago, but life got away from me)

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Then you melt 3/4 stick of unsalted butter, and let it cool. Make sure you let it cool, becasue if you don't, when you add it to the rest of the ingreadients it hardens up and is really icky.

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In the banana bowl add 2 slightly beaten eggs, the melted butter, 1/4 cup plain yogurt, and 1 tsp vanilla. Mix up well.

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Gently fold in the banana mixture to the dry ingredients (2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt)

I find that a nice glass of Caramel Bailey's ove rice helps to enhance the process... It also may explain the ADD.

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Once it is all combined (DO NOT OVERMIX) scrape it into a loaf pan (9x5) sprayed with vegetable oil spray. Then bake in a 350 oven for 55 minutes (I usually end up going 65 or so) until a toothpick comes out clean.

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Let it cool for 10 minutes in the loaf pan, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool for an hour... slice... eat....


I just called Mom to ask permission to publish her recipe on my blog, and she said she got it from a cookbook called America's Test Kitchen... So... Thank you America's Test Kitchen... you rock!

While the banana bread was cooking, I got the dry rub on my Boston Butt
 
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Anyways... Now I am just sitting, watching the movie "The Losers", waiting for the banana bread to cool enough to bring a loaf over to mom and her friend, Barb, who is visiting from Maine. And YAY! It's time to pull the pork out of the fridge, add the wet to it and get it in the oven...
 


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03/05/2011 15:29

I can just smell you home right now.... yummy! Bill's been working on pork chops all afternoon himself while I've been downstairs. Thinking he got into the rum a little, too. :)
Yeah, for Saturday's!

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07/07/2012 04:27

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