Time is passing by in the wink of an eye. We are trying to savor each day...each moment doing things that we love- baking, eating, planning.
A lot of our time is spent in the kitchen, and lately we've been crossing off lists - like Autumn activities that we want to get done.
One of the Fall activities that we wanted to do was bake a berry crumble. Since we had a lot of apples we decided that an apple crisp was just the right thing.
Reading about acorns has been the highlight of our week. I think it's all very interesting because, the kids learned that it takes a very VERY long time for an oak tree to grow. Of course, the term "a long time" is relative when you are talking to young kids anyway.
In addition, (so far) we have not seen any acorns on our nature walks, therefore, the children have never held one in their hands.
we love this verse
"May our hands complete our task with patience,
may our work be done with care
May our fingers work as friends together,
and may we our friendship share."
i think the reason why we truly enjoy it
is because it requires few ingredients
it was the first thing we ever baked together
2-3 very ripe bananas, peeled
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup of sugar (can easily use 3/4 cup, or drop it down to 1/2 cup if you want it less sweet)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C), and butter a 4x8-inch loaf pan.
In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour.
Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes (check at 50 minutes) at 350°F (175°C), or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Remove the banana bread from the pan. Slice and serve. (A bread knife helps to make slices that aren't crumbly.)
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