Saturday, May 4, 2013

May the Fourth be with you.

May the Fourth be with you. Yes Stars Wars fans, here is your day to be geeky and run around saying this silly line. Don't worry, I have been too!
So I woke up today feeling pretty good, I had a good night's sleep and even woke up on my own at 8 (as per usual) but I felt refreshed! Then I proceeded to read about 10 more chapters of the Percy Jackson book, The Mark of Athena. It's amazing! Rick Riordan knows his stuff. Then Lucky Charms for breakfast. I have been looking forward to all week. A shower, get dressed, all dolled up to do... Homework. Yep, I did some homework! I have a little bit more than usual this weekend.. Sigh. After, because I'm crazy, I made banana bread! NOW, this stuff is so good! I got the recipe for anyone who wants to try it! Here's the catch: Vanilla Pudding! It made it super moist and fluffy at the same time. I can't tell how good my kitchen smells now. I followed exact directions and ate a spoonful of batter (very good!) then popped her in the oven for only 30 minutes, not 50. It was perfectly golden and cooked still, which I found odd. I'm not questioning it just changing the rules around. I then after proceeded to share it with my family, who didn't complain. It's almost gone!!

an hour after that, I went to play Skyrim. BEST. GAME. EVER. I'm a huge fan of medieval combat games involving dragons and mythical creatures, so Skyrim. I just love exploring mostly, and using the special abilities given to me for being the Dragon Born.

Anyways, now I sit here blogging, debating on what to do next.
I hope your Saturday has gone well and it was as relaxing as mine!

With Love, Emily

Below is the recipe I used.
Sweet Banana Bread --

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
3/4 teaspoon salt 
1 (3 ounce) package non-instant vanilla pudding mix 
2/3 cup white sugar 
1/2 cup shortening 
2 eggs 
2 tablespoons milk 
1 1/3 cups mashed ripe banana 
1/3 cup chopped walnuts 

In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla pudding mix. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar and shortening until light, scraping sides of the bowl often. Add the eggs one at a time, beating smooth after each addition. Mix in the milk. 
Add flour mixture and mashed bananas alternately to creamed mixture, beating until smooth after each addition. Fold in nuts if desired. Pour batter into a lightly greased 8x4 inch loaf pan. 
Bake in a cold, (non-preheated) oven set to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 50 minutes (I only did 30, and didn't do that last part), then cover with foil to prevent burning and bake for additional 10 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the crown comes out clean. Leave in pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool.

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