The sun was going down, so it was getting a little dark when I took this pic, but I still like it.
I took lights and draped them all around my little picket fence that Vitaliy and I built this summer. I am not finished with the decorating.......but it will be fun to finish it up in time for the family when they come for CHRISTmas! Are you decorating anything special?
Okay......I have another review for Gooseberry Patch!!!!!!
It is from the Hometown CHRISTmas Cookbook!!!!!!! It is a really really easy recipe! You will like it, if you like Banana Bread. The college kids ate it up I made it for breakfast. Whenever the bananas start going bad...... we get them in the Bakery at the college.
We have to take a recipe and do it times 4 or 5. That's why you see so much made up here!
Nannie's Banana Bread
1 cup sugar
1/2 c. butter
1 c. very ripe banana, mashed
1-1/2 all purpose flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
Optional 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients except garnish in order listed. Spoon batter into a greased "9x5" loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. May also be baked in 16 greased muffin cups, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm with butter. Makes one loaf or 16 muffins.
We like to dress our muffins and quick breads up, so I make a crumb topping to bake on the top.
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup unbleached flour
1/3 chopped nuts (opt.)
1/4 c. butter
Mix all ingredients with a fork or pastry cutter until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of each muffin or bread before baking.
You know how Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks always have the neatest ideas at the bottom of each cookbook!
Love their ideas! Thought this was a cute CHRISTmas gift idea!
If you haven't signed up for the party, you are welcome to go
Here to do so!
Hope you are all getting ready for the holidays. I just love
this time of year!
Hugs and God bless you!!!!!!!