Archive for October 13th, 2010

13 Oct 2010

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

9 Comments Cooking/Baking

Okay, I don’t know if you ladies are asking for recipes to mock me, but you’re getting them either way!  Here’s a bread I used to make all the time to pretty great reviews.  It’s been a couple years since I’ve made it, so I’d love someone to try it and let me know what you think!  The following recipe is for one bread. Just double it for two! And if you like it super banana-ish, add a little more banana!

Sift Together:
1 1/2 C. Flour
1 TSP Baking Powder
1 TSP Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Salt

In a separate bowl, mix together:
1 C. Sugar
3 Tbsp Canola Oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C. Peanut Butter
2 eggs

Add dry ingredients to wet and combine
Stir in 1 Cup Mashed Bananas and 1/2 Cup chocolate chips

Bake at 350 for about 45 to 50 minutes.
If middle seems undercooked, cover with foil and bake an additional 4 minutes. Then turn off oven and leave an additional 4 minutes if needed.

13 Oct 2010

Quick Preschool Update

No Comments Toddler

I went to pick Garrett up today and the teacher stopped me:

She told me Garrett had been crying a little in the morning and saying he missed his mommy. She realized that, it being free-play-time, he didn’t really have anything to do. No purpose.

“Garrett, maybe we should give you something to do”, she said.
“To make me happy?”
“Yes, to make you happy.”
Then he said, “Why don’t I draw a picture for mommy. That would make me happy.” And he did. And he was happy. And when I got there to get him, I was certainly happy to get my picture.

Isn’t it cool that a teacher, a preschool teacher, a teacher who spends her day with three-year-olds, cares enough to talk to them like people? She didn’t pander to him or only say, “Don’t cry”. She gave him something to do with his feelings. She gave him a purpose. I think that’s pretty gosh-darn fantastic. Here’s to all the teachers, from preschool to high school, who care enough to teach kids individually and to pay attention to who they’re teaching.

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