Friday, September 19, 2008

Keeping apples fresh

Alison Parker gave me the best advice on how to keep apple slices from turning brown when you take them with you on an outing. Some people put them in lemon juice but I have never liked the way that makes them taste.

Slice up the apple and then pour pineapple juice on them. Works like a charm and they taste almost the same-maybe a little sweeter, but they are tasty!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Banana Bread

This is a recipe from my friend Rebecca - Its delicious. Not very hard, takes a few bowls though...

Oven: 325 Pans: 2 greased bread pans

5 Bananas
4 Eggs
1 Cup Shortening
2 Cups Sugar
4 Cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt

In Bowl 1: Beat bananas to a liquid add eggs and beat.
In Bowl 2: Cream together shortening and Sugar - add to bowl 1.
Her directions are to add Flour, Salt and baking soda and mix. I did those in a separate bowl first and then added them. I don't know if that was necessary, but everything I have baked says to mix the dry separately before adding, so I don't know...

Bake at 325 for 1 hour (Makes 2 loaves or a few little loaves.)