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.