Friday, January 31, 2014

January 31, 2014

Can you believe the first month of 2014 has already come and gone? is flying by!    This week kept up the same pace...another tornado of a week.  But in my mind all this activity is helping me stay young!  (And that sounds like a good thing since my birthday is in just a few days!)  More snow on the way for us but at least we are out of the deep freeze.  It is winter, and we shouldn't complain because before we know it it will be July and the mercury will be hitting 100.  We'll wish we could come inside and sit by the fire.

We had winners and losers this week.  Pretzel muffins with mini chocolate chips...sounded good as I read the recipe, but weren't fabulous.  Bummer.  Lemon & orzo spinach - ingredients looked great, but was only so-so.  But, we did have one keeper which is always better one than none!  On Saturday morning we all tried and loved banana bread pancakes.  And bonus...this recipe is another great outlet for those bananas that have been on your counter a few days too long!

With the expected snow on the way maybe we'll find some extra time to be creative in the kitchen.  But I know we won't try new recipes on Sunday...Go Seahawks!

Happy Cooking!

New Recipe
Banana Bread Pancakes

Banana Bread Pancakes

* 3/4 cup AP flour
* 1/2 tsp baking soda
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 2 overripe bananas
* 1/2 cup milk
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 4 tbsp butter, melted
* 1 egg
* 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
2. In another bowl mix the bananas, milk, sugar, butter, egg and vanilla.
3. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture; stir until just combined.
4. Cook on a preheated griddle until bubbles appear around the edges and then flip.  Cook until they are golden brown and then enjoy!

These were great! We are always looking for another outlet for that last banana or two that have passed their prime and this recipe fits the bill!  Super easy and yummy!