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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Family Affair

Kori, Rick and Daci came to visit this afternoon and stayed for dinner. It was so much fun. Tannon made his famous BBQ chicken on the grill (I will share that recipe later next week), we had lots of other yummy food (including my mom's yummiest ever banana bread - recipe and photo below) and enjoyed relaxing with good company. Dan played with the baby while we cooked and cleaned up (he got the best job!) and Dawson had the other fun job of keeping her laughing with his silly faces. Family is so wonderful!

While they were here, I snapped a few cute photos of Daci in the yard; some of her on her pink blankie playing on the grass, and a couple of her by the little stream that runs through the side of our yard. LOVE the contrast of the hot pink and the greens and browns of nature, as well as the glowing little granddaughter that never ceases to make my heart feel like it will burst. I also love the chubby little legs and the second stream photo where she is reaching out her little foot toward the water.

Keep reading for the recipe:

Banana Bread

(Nedra Overstreet)
makes 1 loaf

3/4 C. sugar
1/3 C. shortening (I like butter flavored)

Blend in:
2 eggs
2 Tbs. orange juice
2 Tbs. lemon juice
1 C. mashed bananas (usually about 2 large bananas)

Add, stirring only until blended:
2 C. sifted flour
3 1/2 tea. baking powder
3/4 tea. salt

Fold in: 1/2 C. chopped walnuts

Pour into well greased loaf pan. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes while you preheat oven (it really does make a difference!). Bake 1 hour at 325 degrees or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool.


kimber said...

Oh yummy, yummy, yummy...the bread AND the baby!!!!

Brenda said...

Look at those cute little baby knees! What a wonderful job - to be a grandma!


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