Monday, October 5, 2009

Food and Fun ~

Sharing a couple favorite recipes ~
Best Banana Bread ever~
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
3 bananas
3 tablespoons cream
2 cups flour
1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt
chopped nuts {optional}
Cream the sugar and shortening together. Add the eggs and mix well.
Slice your bananas , add them and beat well.
Add all your dry ingredients and stir together.
Stir in nuts if desired and put in a greased loaf
pan and bake in 350 degree oven approx. 1 hour or until
toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
{this came from my grandmother and it is the best I have ever
tasted. Yumm!}
Octoberfest Skillet 16 ounce package Kielbasa, sliced {I used smoked sausage} 2 onions, quartered 2 tart apples, sliced 1 green pepper, sliced 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed Place sausage in skillet sprayed with non stick vegetable spray. Heat until browned around edges. Add onion, apples and pepper; heat until tender. {don't over cook or it will be mushy} Add butter and brown sugar; stir until mixture coats sausage and vegies. Serve over rice.
Makes 4 servings. We traveled to Indiana yesterday to attend granddaughter Keira's 2nd birthday party. She loves the five little ladybugs book that was part of her gift from us.
The dolly stroller we gave her was also a hit. She pushed it all over the house the whole time we were there. Such a sweetie! We love you Keira!! Blessings~

9 comments:

Amanda Kaake said...

Food looks great! Did you serve the sausage stuff over rice?

Keira is so cute!

Irene said...

Your granddaughter is sweet. Your Octoberfest feast looks yummy.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Family... Our true blessing.....

Tracey said...

Well I never, ever tire of banana bread, but my husband would drool over your kielbasa recipe as it is one of his favs!!!

Happy Monday Sandi!

:) T

Marilyn said...

Your granddaughter is adorable.
About the banana bread & the skillet meal.... Yummy!!
Am copying the recipes.... Thanks!!
Have a Great day!
Hugs,
Marilyn

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

Mmmm I just loooove banana bread. It's the best on cold mornings with a cup of hot coco!

fairmaiden said...

Your new header is so pretty...I like all the white. I love banana bread...I have a favorite recipe too. I use butter and honey(no sugar)...my mouth is watering just thinking about it. And that Octoberfest Skillet looks delicious, I will have to try it.

June said...

Hey, how did you know I had over ripe bananas? Thank you for the yummy recipe. I think I will put it to the test.
Keira is a doll. I know I already told you that, but I wanted to make sure you heard me.
Hugs,
June

Splendid Little Stars said...

Happy 2nd birthday to Keira! What a cutie!
yummy recipes!