No time like the present to start my first blog post. My husband, Alex, and I moved into our new home about a month ago. We moved from a 1000 sq ft apartment on first hill in Seattle to a 2400 sq ft 1900’s home in the green lake neighborhood of Seattle with our cat Keagan and added on housemates Bobby and Deuce Mac the dog to help fill up the house.
The week leading up to the move was filled with frustrating wallpaper removing and difficult color choices. But now that we are settled it was all worth it!
We were able to open up our home a week ago to all of our friends during our house warming and were so grateful to everyone who was able to come out and celebrate with us. One of our house warming gifts consisted of bread, salt and wine. In the card it had the quote from “It’s a Wonderful Life” when George and Mary gave a house warming gift to the Martinis’.
“Bread – that this house may never know hunger.
Salt – that life may always have flavor.
Wine – that joy and prosperity may reign forever.”
And on that note I feel it fitting to make banana bread for this blog warming.
This is one recipe I grew up with. When I was a kid I loved bananas! If was a rare occasion when we had bananas get to the brown speckled point needed to make banana bread but when they did my mom always made banana bread. This is a very simple recipe that anyone can do.
Recipe from: My mom
- ½ cup margarine (1 stick)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 cup mashed bananas (usually around 2 of them), use when turning brown
- 3 Tbs. sour cream or sour milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour bread pan.
- Mash bananas and set aside
- In mixer cream margarine and sour cream (or sour milk) together
- Add rest of ingredients into electric mixer, adding the flour in small increments, Mix on low to medium.
- Pour mixture into prepared pan
- Bake for 55-60 mins (clean toothpick)
- Remove from pan and place on cooling rack
After cool, slice and enjoy!