Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lazy Day

With my cold, my son's cold and the girls just getting over theirs we've been attempting to rest and relax this week.  Today is a good day for it, it's cold and rainy.  So, we watched/ are watching Arthur Christmas (we're currently on the third viewing for the day).  I started bread in the bread maker and apple banana bread in the oven and we went outside in the rain and kicked leaves up and down the yard and street.  Then we came back in and I made some cookies, delivered the 2 loaves of apple banana bread to two of our neighbors and came back in and watched the movie again with warm milk and cookies.  We're on our 3rd viewing and all snuggled up on the couch with bread baking in the bread maker.  The house is cozy and it smells soooo good.   Happy Thursday Y'all.


  1. What a wonderfully relaxing day! ...Also the apple banana bread sounds lovely, I'll have to seek out a recipe and try that. Do you put cinnamon in?

    Hope you all start to feel better soon!

  2. Thanks. The recipe is really easy and doesn't use milk or eggs of any sort which is kind of nice because you can taste it as you go. I can also let my daughter who is allergic to milk taste it as we go. I put the apple and banana in my food processor to save me a little time. I'll post it here. It's in standard measurements, not metric but the measurements don't have to be exact. If you double the recipe or something, the measurements have to be adjusted anyway because you can't just double the ingredients.

    Preheat your oven to 350

    1/2 c. all purpose flour
    1/2 ts baking powder
    1/4 ts baking soda
    1/4 ts ground cinnamon or nutmeg
    1/8 ts salt

    1 egg (3 Tb applesauce)
    1/2 c. mashed bananas (2 medium...although I've often used just 1 or 1 and a half)
    1/2c. shredded or diced apple
    3/4 c. sugar
    1/4 c. cooking oil

    Mix the dry first and whisk to aerate, the wet in a separate bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry and pour the wet mixture in and stir until just combined. If the batter is too wet, add flour 1/4 cup at a time. If it's too dry you can add something like apple cider 1 tablespoon at a time. Put it in a greased loaf pan and bake for about 50-55 minutes until the knife or toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle.

    1. Ah, and the original recipe is from
      I use a great amish bread recipe from
      I use it as a base recipe for cinnamon raisin bread, super tasty with cream cheese or quince paste ooh or nutella or cream cheese and quice paste together.

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