Jun 30, 2008

Banana Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour (I usually use wheat flour and it turns out just as yummy)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (5 medium ripe bananas)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup veg. oil
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix together in a large bowl and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine eggs, bananas (mash bananas before adding them), sugar, and oil. Mix together and add all at once to flour mixture.

Stir just until moistened (batter will be lumpy). Fold in nuts (if you desire nuts in your banana bread...I usually don't :)

Spoon batter into greased bread pan(s)...(makes 1 large loaf or 4 mini loafs)

Bake at 350 for 55 to 60 minutes for large loaf or for 30-35 minutes for mini loafs.

Jun 17, 2008

Baked Beans

These are the BEST baked beans EVER. I got the recipe from my grandma and they are DELICIOUS!

1/2 lb of hamburger
2 cans of pork n' beans
1 can tomato soup
1 tsp. dry mustard
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. vinegar
chopped onion (about 1/8-1/4 cup or so) - optional

Brown hamburger
Mix everything together

Bake @ 350 for 30 minutes


Jun 3, 2008

Asian Salad

Asian Salad:

1/4 c snow peas
1/4 c broccoli
1/4 c carrots
1/2 c lettuce
1 c leftover roast beef
1/4 c crisp Chinese noodles

Salad dressing:
4 T vegetable oil
1 T sesame oil
3 T rice vinegar
2 T soy sauce
1 1/4 t sugar
2 t ginger, finely grated (I used 1/2 t powder instead)

Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined. Stir-fry snow peas, broccoli, carrots, lettuce, and roast beef with 1 T sesame oil for 5 minutes, until vegetables are just slightly tender. Serve over lettuce. Garnish with noodles and dressing.