A long winded route to a banana bread recipe

It’s finally the weekend!! Thank goodness! It was a long week at work, and the break is welcomed. 🙂 It’s supposed to be the ex’s weekend with the bugger, I mean my lovey, but he didn’t come. Yet again (6th week in a row this bout). Parenting for his own daughter is optional for him. When it first started happening, he would not show a weekend here, weekend there, then it became more consistent. I thought, is this a guy thing? Then I met my ol’ man and realized fairly quickly it is NOT a guy thing. He adores the kids. Parenting for him was not an option. Autumn doesn’t realize how lucky she is to have him in her life. Especially since her own dad makes her his lowest priority.

It is why I plan out every meal. And OMG, that is a pain in the… Kids are picky. Heaven forbid they like something remotely healthy. Sometimes I think they secretly like the healthy stuff, they just like to give me a hard time. And I keep trying!!  🙂 But the healthy dinners aren’t only for them, it’s very much for Rob and I. Every step on the treadmill, every bicep curl has a purpose. It is to be healthy. I need to be around as long as possible. If for nothing else, to make sure Autumn never has to live with a parent who does not make her a priority.

What do you do with the 9yo on a whim that loves to cook? You make Banana Bread of course!!!!

Banana Bread

3 Bananas, mashed           2C Flour                                                                                   1C Sugar                                1tsp Baking Soda                                                                 1 Egg, unbeaten                 1tsp Salt                                                                                   1/3C  Cooking Oil             1tsp Baking Powder

Stir bananas, sugar, egg and oil until well mixed.  Add flour, soda, salt and baking powder and beat until smooth. Bake at 350*F for one hour.


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