Putting dinner on the table, one night at a time.

Banana Bread to go NUTS over

I ❤ Banana bread.    It is so yummy, and it’s got healthy stuff in it.  A little.  I make mine from scratch as follows:

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs, beaten

6 large mashed overripe bananas

Splash of vanilla – about 1tsp

1/2 cup Sour Cream

2 cups self rising flour

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Grease 1 loaf pan or line 24 muffin cups or prepare 8 mini loaves.

Beat the butter.  Add the sugar, beat some more.  Add eggs, bananas (the mixer will mash them if you just chunk them up), and sour cream.  Add the vanilla.  Slow the mixer way down and add the flour 1 cup at a time, stirring it in to avoid making a mess.  Mix about two minutes after you get all the flour in.  Pour into your pans.
Bake loaf for 60 to 65 minutes, minis for 30, or muffins for 22 minutes – or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out and cool on a wire rack.

You can add nuts if you want to, but I serve mine warm with crunchy peanut butter.  It is SO GOOD!

Hot Dogs

Turkey Hot Dogs on white buns

Potato salad (previous post)

Fancy Mac from the Pioneer woman (recipe at http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/12/fancy-macaroni/ )

Deviled eggs

Boil the eggs (I boil a dozen)  To keep the yolks pretty and the eggs completely cooked, I put the eggs in the water, bring to a rapid boil for five minutes, then turn it off but leave it on the stove top for 10 minutes.  Cool and peel.  Crack them all over and peel them under running cold water to make them easiest.

Cut the eggs in half.

Pop out the yolks.  Mix the yolks with a little bit of mustard, a little bit of mayo, about twice that much ranch dressing, and a little bit of steak seasoning.  Stir them up with a fork and make them smooth and yummy.

Put it in a heavy ziploc bag with a corner cut off (small – about 1/4 – 1/2 ” cut)  Pipe from the bag into the eggs.  Sprinkle with Paprika.

I hate deviled eggs.  Actually, I don’t like eggs at all – except sunny side up with fried bologna – but my family swears they’re DELISH!