That is about what all I’ve been doing lately, that and cleaning up my room after the quilt show. Sunday night I did manage to get some of my topstitching done on my Primitive Gathering wool block. I didn’t finish the block yet; it seems to be going slow.
I wanted to share my recipe for my Banana Nut Bread. This recipe is one that I got when I was in high school. We always had fund raisers and I was in the youth in government club and our American History teacher, Cynthia Wright had this recipe and we sold cupcakes, I liked it so, that she shared it with me – yes, way back in the 70’s. It isn’t it kind of funny some of the back-stories of our recipes.
Banana Nut Bread
3 cups of sugar
1 cup of shortening
1 cup of buttermilk *
½ teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoon of vanilla
2 teaspoon of baking soda
3 cups of flour, sifted 3 times
1 cup of chopped pecans
6 mashed bananas
* I never have buttermilk and I always make some “sour milk”. You take one cup of regular milk and 1 tablespoon of vinegar and set aside for about 5 minutes. It actually curdles.
Mix as given. You can use 2 bread pans or 9×13 inch pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours till brown on top. Very moist cake, cool and slice.
Last night was the Baytown quilt guild meeting and Cathy Miller; the singing quilter did our lecture. She really did a great job, I have to say I was a tad skeptical about it, but I really enjoyed her fun lyrics and the jesting she does with her folk singing. It was really funny – lots of laughter in the room.
Oh, I was able to get some more topstitching done, only 2 more leaves to stitch, plus some accent work. Maybe I’ll finish tonight while I watch the Biggest Loser.
I got home from the meeting and David had this towel on the kitchen floor – not a good sign! Come to find out, our freezer has gone out. Luckily we have a big freezer and we had a backup storage. That was messy enough; so the repairperson has been called and is scheduled to come today.
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,