20 February 2008

comfort food...for body & soul

i cannot begin to express my gratitude to all who have been keeping our friend in prayer through this time. she is recovering, making progress & we are so grateful. in fact, we are doubly grateful through this time, as the weekend presented yet another reminder of life's preciousness & fragility.one of K-Bug's friends was hit by a car in a parking lot, of all places. she was not only hit, but drug under the car a considerable distance. i feel like heaven's beggar lately, but if you could, please spare a prayer for Brooke. she is stable & has a very long road of recovery ahead of her. in her favor...she has lots of love around her, she is young & she is healthy otherwise.

my gratitude overflows right now...38. answers to many prayers.
39. the safety net of love that surrounds us & carries us on the harder days.
40. arms to hug, hands to hold.
41. a warm sunbeam in which to sit & just rest.
as i exhale a guarded sigh of relief, i realize that it has been one of those weeks when nothing else will satisfy quite like comfort food. even boyworld is slightly out of commission right now with some kind of bug...you know, the kind that puts you out on the couch for a day or two with fevers, aches, & a need for many, many tissues.
& so i meandered into the kitchen at an odd hour~~ our normal school hours are on hold a bit due to this bug. a favorite comfort food around here is banana bread. & it is even more popular if i happen to have chocolate chips to toss in the batter.
this bread was enough to get some action on the couch! & it is what's cooking wednesday...Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (this recipe has the offical boyworld seal of approval!)
mash 3 ripe bananas & add 1 c. sugar & 1/2 c. shortening...cream together until smooth
beat 2 eggs & add to banana mix
combine 2 c. flour, 1 t. baking soda & 1/2 t. salt...gradually add to banana mix
add 1 c. chocolate chips.
pour batter into 1 greased loaf pan...bake at 350 for approx. 1 hr.

8 comments:

Shan said...

My prayers are with you during this time. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Sunflower said...

\thanks you for this momma.it made me cry...

Jennifer said...

These kind of stories are unsettling - life is so fragile and control is such an illusion. Normal days such a blessing.

Praying for your friend tonight...

and hoping you are all well soon. It seems the whole world has the flu right now! But spring is coming...

Karina said...

Many prayers being sent to both your friend and K-bug's friend for quick recoveries and good health!

the mother of this lot said...

Keeping them (and you) in prayer. Hope everyone is soon on the road to recovery.

Karen Cole said...

Hope all is well today.

That banana bread and the rainbow must certainly have helped a bit.

Leslie said...

I will keep your friends and your family in my prayers. Thanks for the banana bread recipe! I love comfort food!

qualcosa di bello said...

shan...thank you for the prayers & for keeping the faith with my sparse wcw posts.

kbug...brooke is a fighter & a sweetheart...she will get through this.

jennifer...yes, normal days are a true blessing! thank you for your prayers.

karina...& for yours too...

motl...progress is being made...thank you so much!

karen...they sure did!

leslie...can't beat it this time of year...