Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Breakfast Sandwich

Hello all! Kim here...It is that crazy holiday season that always has me running around crazily! Breakfast during the week is always something I struggle with. By the time I have fed the kids, gotten ready etc...I usually forget to eat breakfast. Then I wonder why I feel horrible at 10am! I thought I would share this recipe, especially since it is that go, go, go time of year. You can eat it in your car as you drive away to whatever it is that has you rushing!

Breakfast sandwiches

1 English Muffin ( I like Whole Wheat)
1 egg
1/2-1 oz. cheese
Bacon, Canadian bacon,ham, sausage (whatever you like)

1. Toast muffin
2. Take a ramekin dish (Credits to my friend Meghann for this one!) and spray it with cooking spray. Beat the one egg and add the extras you like into it. The more you add, the longer it needs to cook. Cook between 45 seconds to 1 minute. Pop it out of the ramekin and onto the English muffin and you have a to-go breakfast!

Good thing about this one is that it is pretty kid friendly, too.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Banana Bread

Kim here...I can't believe it is Christmas time! Deb and I hit a local craft fair this evening and got some good inspiration on things to do at home. We got our Christmas tree up this week and I have been enjoying the smell of pine combined with the homey warmth of the wood stove. So far Bubbas hasn't pulled the tree down on himself yet by trying to yank all the ornaments off the tree so we are doing good!

Here is a recipe for Banana bread. It is my mom's. I love this stuff! I also thought it was a good one to post since many people like to give it as gifts.

Banana Bread

1/4 cup plus 1 Tbls. sour cream
1 tsp. baking soda
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup (about 2) mashed ripe bananas
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan
3. Combine sour cream and baking soda in a small bowl. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Beat in eggs, bananas and sour cream mixture.
4. Stir in flour and baking powder, stir in nuts.
5. Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Bake for about 1 hour, or until toothpick comes out clean and loaf is golden brown.
6. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Turn loaf out onto rack and cool completely.