I’m sure we have all had a bunch of bananas sitting on our counter and after a week come to realize that no one has eaten any of them… and they’re all getting extremely ripe. So here is a great recipe for you to try….my family just love it! Grab a bunch of ripe bananas about 6 to 8… this is just perfect for this double batch of sour cream banana bread.
In one bowl beat together…
1 cup of sugar
2 teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract
10 heaping tablespoons of sour cream
2/3 of a cup of vegetable oil
After this is thoroughly mixed add in your 6 to 8 ripe bananas and whisk or I like to use an electric hand mixer to thoroughly mixed it together.
And then in the second bowl mix together…
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
4 cups of flour
Optional items that you can add could could be a half a cup of dried cranberries, dried blueberries, walnuts, or even chocolate chips.
Combine your dry ingredients with your wet ingredients and gently mix together.
Grease to 2 bread loaf pans, place them in a preheated oven on 350° for 45 to 50 minutes
Let stand for 10 minutes and pop out the banana bread from the bread loaf pans… Place on a plate cover until it cools off.
Make sure you lightly cover it even when it is still warm, so that the bread does not dry out.
Add a little butter… peanut butter… or your favorite fruit jam and enjoy this delicious homemade bread.
We are a homeschooled family and love to learn new ways of teaching just about anything. Having someone with special needs and teaching them has been interesting and also challenging at times!!!! One of the uniquenesses that our son has (or as we like to call them) is Autism and ADHD. Now he also has a few other uniqueness….and roll them all together and you never quite know what you will have when you try to teach him.
Trying to teach the simplest things can be a big hurdle and we need to look around and always find new and different ways to approach things.
Our one goal has been as he gets closer to adult age is basic life skills. How can he function the best he can in the “real” world as he get older? When he wants to be with his friends….how can he maintain as “normal” of a life as he can? What can we do to assist him in learning how to feel like he can fit in?
We needed to make a list of areas in life where we needed to help him fit in the best he could. One area we thought of would be when he goes to a restaurant. I think we take things for granted and just maybe assume that reading and understanding a menu is the “norm”. Well in fact I found out that it is not. So in my search around I actually found math workbooks called “menu math” and we just love them!!!
Real life math…..with real life restaurant menus, it doesn’t get better than this. We choose places that we frequent to make this as real and normal as we could. Chick-Fil-A, MacDonald’s etc.…. here a few samples of what we choose below. Stay tuned as to how we apply these in our homeschooling in my next blog.
Here are a few links to some places where I was able to purchase some great “menu math”… Let me know if you find any other great resources in the comments below.
I decided to take on the challenge of dehydrating chili… And so many of my friends were critics that it couldn’t be done. So I sat and I googled ideas, of course there’s also Pinterest and YouTube videos to check into. And I found that it is something that can be done.
The people that I saw on YouTube were going backpacking or camping and so this was an idea that they would have to bring with them for a simple and easy meal to rehydrate. It might be something you want to use to keep in storage just for an extra meal, or if you live in an area where there’s frequent power outages due to weather conditions it’s something that’s a simple meal to make. For me I have a son with Autism and I don’t allow him to use the stove… So to have something that I make homemade, and he can add hot water to and rehydrate and have a nutritional meal that I prepared ahead of time …I think is fantastic.
I took my favorite chili recipe… then I let it cool in the refrigerator overnight to thicken up. Next I put it on my dehydrating trays. It took about 18 to 20 hours to dehydrate and it came out fantastic.
To rehydrate it all you have to do is to add 1 cup of hot water to 1 cup of dried chili let it sit for 10 minutes and you have a delicious meal.
You can use a Mylar bag with an oxygen absorber to keep it fresh for a long time until you need to use it.
Check it out… It might be something you would enjoy having on a cold winter night, by the fireplace… for when the power goes out.