Thursday, May 20, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
The mat was okay but not the proper theme for my photo, and it was also designed for a 4x6 photo, not a 5x7. Off to the framing department I headed. They carry pre-cut mats in a variety of colors. The size I needed was $1.99.The mat itself was a little bit boring, so I raided my scrapbook stash to personalize the frame a bit and make it more decorative. I didn't Mod Podge it since it will be displayed behind glass. The finished product turned out perfect and I made a lovely gift for my grandmother for $7.43. Don't dismiss a great find just because it's not exactly what you are looking for. Sometimes with a little imagination you can turn that bargain into something wonderful.
Or you could use a binder and page protectors. Or just a paper clip and stick them in a pretty box or tin. You can go crazy organizing them by room/project/date (Yes, I've done this.) or not. At least now you have only the newest copy of your magazine(s) sitting out, but still have the stuff you wanted from the older ones close at hand and (somewhat) organized (looking).
So tell me. What magazine are you fond of right now?
Friday, April 23, 2010
Whole Wheat Banana Bread
1/2 C. (1 stick) butter
1 C. sugar
1 C. mashed ripe banana (2 or 3 bananas)
1 t. vanilla
2 C. King Arthur Stone Ground Whole Wheat Flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 C chopped walnuts (optional, pecans are also good)
1. Cream butter and sugar in a pretty big bowl.
2. Add vanilla, bananas, and eggs. Get your mix on.
3. Mix your dry ingredients (no nuts yet).
4. Stir wet stuff into the dry (now add the nuts). "Let's get nuts!" (Name that tv show quote)
5. Pour into a greased 9x5" loaf pan (or muffin tin) and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50ish minutes (less for muffins). Let it cool for 5-10, and then take the bread out to cool on a rack.
Sorry no picture, but you probably know what banana bread looks like, right? Enjoy!