20 November, 2008


i was not feeling well today... so i stayed home instead of going to the weekly yo-c meeting. but i got a few things done... i started crocheting the edges of the pinky-brown weave-it squares.

i going to make a scarf as a Christmas gift... not naming the recipient... i dont think she checks here... but dont want to take any chances!

here is a close-up of how the squares are looking -- i think they are looking pretty good.

then i decided to surf ravelry, check email and blog... but as you, can see, mr. jubal had other ideas. he tried to lay down on top of my little bitty asus eee pc (which i just adore!) ... he decided that was just too uncomfortable... so climbed up on me... blocking my view.

so i had to wait until he went out for his evening walk to finish updating my blog!

here is tonight's supper... i went for super easy since i wasnt feeling well.

sugar daddy grilled chicken thighs that i had marinated in a mixture of olive oil, cumin, chili powder, oregano, cocoa & bijol

i roaasted carnival squash wedges and sprinkled with grated italian cheese; and i also roasted green beans tossed with olive oil, seasonings, drained diced italian tomatoes & onions

yesterday, i noticed that i had a few (ok, way more than a few!) bananas that were getting to the over-ripe stage... so i decided to make some banana nut muffins. i gave the ring to our neighbor, sent a few muffins home with my nephew, sent some to sugar daddy's office and kept a few for us.

here is the recipe that i use for a loaf-pan size (please note that the above picture is 4 recipes worth!)

3 or 4 ripe bananas - mashed
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup of brown sugar splenda for baking mix
1 egg lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup crushed or chopped nuts
(i use planters nutrition heart-healthy mix and crush with a rolling pin)


preheat oven to 350 degrees

spray a loaf pan with pam w/flour for baking

i dont use a mixer, i just use a wooden spoon to mix the oil into the bananas

add and mix sugar, egg, vanilla, cinnamon & ginger

add and mix flour, oats & nuts

spoon batter into loaf pan

put pan in oven and bake for 45 mins-1 hour

(if you decide to make muffins, adjust the baking time to about 25-35 mins)


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