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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

spring is in the air

Spring is in the air which means we are starting to see some of the fruits that we missed all winter.  The main one at Green Acres being the strawberry!  That lovely, sweet, bright red fruit that just makes you smile. 

We have been able to get them for $.99 a carton the last 2 weeks.  I consider that a post it note from God that we needed to get some.

Henry and I did a little baking yesterday afternoon when the Sippy Cup Gang had left.  Cameron was outside playing with his buddy, Jack and so I thought that Henry and I could embark on a special adventure ourselves.  We made Strawberry Banana Bread.  I also have been known to make this with blueberries.  Super moist and it made a great breakfast for us all this morning.  We will revisit it again tomorrow.  I know there won’t be any complaints.


Strawberry Banana Bread

1 1/3 c all purpose flour – (I have used 1 1/3 c Pamela’s Gluten Free Baking mix as well just leave out the baking soda and baking powder.)

1/2 tsp salt, baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

5 tbsp butter, room temperature

1/2 c sugar

2 eggs

1 c vanilla yogurt (lemon, strawberry or blueberry work as well)

1 small banana mashed

1/2 c strawberries (like I mentioned blueberries are great too)

Preheat oven to 350 and grease loaf pan.  Combine butter and sugar, add the dry ingredients.  Once blended add the yogurt, eggs and banana.  Finally add the berries.  Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.  Let cool before removing from pan.  Makes 1 loaf with 12 slices.

This was a great way to use one of the bananas that we all stick in the freezer for later plus finish up some strawberries that were on their way out too.

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