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Blessed by everyday blessings

these are a few of my favorite things

~smiling faces~

~hugs and kisses from grandchildren
and hearing the name Nanny from far away places~

~mostly old sometimes new~

~quilts with love stitched through and through

~Babies and butterflys and all things created~

~To know you are loved makes life sweet with grace traces ~























recipes

Monday, July 25, 2011

we like it the old fashioned way
Wholesome and FRESH!


It's fair time 
 and since I learned to make muffins many moons ago
 when I was just a young chick
In 4-H
I am going to share a recipe that will make your home smell DiVINE on a summer day!

I have served it over and over for family and over night guests .
I have never entered it in the fair but I think 
it is a BLUE RIBBON RECIPE!

enjoy!

BANANA BREAD MUFFINS
1 cup sugar ( I use 3/4 cup and it is plenty sweet)
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk ( add 1/2 TB white vinegar to milk to sour)
1 cup mashed banana .......approx 2 bananas
( use applesauce to fill the remainder of the cup if you don't have enough bananas)
1/2 cup butter or margarine  melted
( I use 6 TB butter so I can eat more muffins with butter on top melting...  fresh out of the oven YUM)

Mix above ingredients in a medium bowl with a fork or large spoon until blended.

1/2 cup oat bran (find in the hot cereal section at your grocery store/ use dry do not cook)
1 1/2 cup white flour
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp scant salt

combine dry ingredients and add to banana batter mix just until blended.
butter 12 count medium size muffin tin or use paper muffin liners (makes 13 if you use the liners)
Fill muffins cups to 1/2 inch from top using all the batter.

Top with streusel topping
NUT STREUSEL TOPPING
2 TB walnuts chopped fine
2 TB wheat germ
2 TB margarine or butter
3 TB white flour
1 TB Brown sugar
1 TB white sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
use a pastry blender to cut in margarine with other ingredients

Press topping into muffins with the back of spoon a little bit.
Your muffin cups will be full to the brim but I promise you they will not overflow into a big mess.





BAKE 325  20-25 minutes
test with a toothpick to determine when they are done. 


To save time, make a batch of streusel topping and store in the refrigerator.
then when you want to whip up a batch of muffins it is all ready to go. 
 while your muffins are baking make a new batch of topping for the next time.




SOUTHERN IOWA FAIR HIGHLIGHTS
NOTE.......if you take a little girl to the fair she will not want to leave
EMERSON  with a   BIG rooster  and a  HOT  rooster.... no smiles from him




Emerson with JJ. 
 the only horse who would come close enough to let her pet him.
We loved looking at all the names of the animals
and if they didn't have a name she named them!.




      sharing ice cold strawberry deliciousness




THUMBS up!




the next best thing to sitting in a BIG tractor...sitting on a small tractor




OOOOOOH  Doggies  IT IS HOT  out here!
she is waiting very patiently for the show to start.





volunteer with eagerness and they might pick you.
she knew they were going to need assistance
 before the show started
and she wanted to be the one chosen.



LUCKY GIRL
welcome to show biz!



jump little doggie


Five little indians in show biz



Now that takes talent........look at that form.




She loved every minute of the fair.
It brings you back to the basics
time together and
making memories!


  next year we'll take you addilyn!


Happy trails little doggies....

summer is going way toooooooo fast


NEXT STOP on the A train....
RAGBRAI    Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa  for 3 days





catch me if you can 

Bryce my husband will be riding his bike,
I will be support while I shop a local quilt shops along the way :)
that's my kind of vacation!

stay cool




janita








      
                                                      
                            
     

1 comment :

Sue Frelick said...

Love the photo of the muffins on the chair, and the little pup in mid air. Great moments to share.

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