Saturday, April 4, 2009

My new Saturday morning routine

My once very early romantic Saturday morning breakfast out with the hubs is over. Somehow, the word got out and his friends thought it was such a good idea that they started showing up and it has turned into a men's group meeting of ten or so men, so I just started staying home.

I'm not bitter about it.

Instead, I am enjoying sleeping in and spending Saturday morning in the house. On an energetic morning, I change the sheets, clean the bathrooms, start laundry, start an organizational project. On not so energetic mornings, I just lay around in my PJs watching the Food Network or QVC and bake.

This morning I was not so energetic.

So far today, I have ordered a pair of shoes and made Banana Chocolate Chip bread.

Preheat oven to 350.

Spray Pam into a loaf pan

Mix 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour (I use half wheat and half white flour) with 1 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt and 1 package instant pudding mix (I used fat free/sugar free white chocolate pudding mix or Vanilla) set aside.

In another bowl, cream 1/2 cup of shorting with 1/2 cup sugar. Add two eggs, one at a time, mix well. Add 2 Tbsp milk, 1 Tbsp vanilla extract and 3 large ripe banana (I throw mine in frozen and I think it makes it creamier).

Slowly add the flour mixture until blended well. Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips.

Bake 45-50 minutes.


Pegi said...

Well sounds to me hubby is getting the best of both worlds - - his breakfast with the boys and your delicious baking when he gets home. But he is a sweetie-pie - so that's good !

tammi said...

Mmmmmm, I make Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, but a loaf tin would be a much easier clean-up! Must give this a try!!

gin said...

sometimes change is good. ummm, bread sounds good.

Darlene said...

I need to get organized myself. I wanted to start each day cleaning out at least 1 drawer. Well, I haven't cleaned out the first one.
The muffins sound wonderful!

Sharon said...

Yummmmmm gonna have to try that!
You have a heart of gold and so very blessed my friend!
It's a good day, because we have Jesus in our life!
Have a Great Resurrection Sunday!