I created this blog to share with my friends and families about what I love about life. Most of the entries may focus on the Little guy but will occasionally add my Other Love (Hubby, family; Love of creating; Drawing; Mixed Media art; Photography, Beading and Wire Art).
I went to a record store on Danforth tonight while Aidan was in swimming. I spent some time perusing the record albums and admiring the Artwork on cover. I've forgotten how the albums got so artistic. I quite miss it. Here's a Cindy Lauper Album cover.
During my walkabout tonight, I was walking back to the pick up Aidan, I almost got sprayed by a skunk. I originally thought it was a black cat, until I saw the white stripe slowly coming up. I hightailed it across the street but got stalked a few steps later by the same creature. Luckily it disappeared in the dark.
This one is my all time fave banana snack cake from Looneyspooons Collection (by Janet & Greta Podleski). I've substituted 1 cup sugar with 1/2 cup of maple syrup or Cranberry Syrup.
1 1/2cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp each baking powder and baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup light (5%) sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup coconut (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside. You can also use regular muffin pans or min-muffin pans. Just bake it at 20mins instead of 25mins.
In a medium bow, combine both flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside
In a large bowl, beat together sugar, eggs, and butter on medium speed of electric mixer. Add bananas, sour cream and vanilla. Beat again until smooth.
Gradually add flour mixture to banana mixture, beating after each addition. Batter will be thick. Fold in chocolate chips.
Spoon batter into prepared pan and spread evenly using a spatula. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted i centre of cake comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into 24 pieces and store in an airtight container.
Make 24 servings
Per serving 173 calories, 4.9 g total fat; (2.7 saturated fat), 3g protein, 31g carbohydrate, 1.4g fibre, 36 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium.
21| Grow. I've had this orchid a for a few Years now. It's nice to see it bloom and growing. I've lost a few orchids when I first started buying orchids, now I have half a dozen of orchid thriving. #fmsphotoaday
Aidan was supposed to play at Long and McQuade Recital for Music Therapy fundraising drive on Dec 8 but I double booked him and wasn't able to do the recital. Sharing this video. He has an amazing new piano teacher - Natasha Frid Finlay.
Red. Our Christmas tree was finally decorated during the weekend.
We've been buying real tree for the last 11 years but finally bought an
artificial tree with lights. Easy piecey...no tangled lights to have
to deal with. #fmsphotoaday.
8| Red. Something Red. Love the Candy Cane Lindt chocolates. #fmsphotoaday