What'sup? I went to bed last night fully expecting to wake up to snow and ice. What happened? The roads are completely clear, not even a dusting of frost upon the ground. This homeschooling momma was really hoping to have an excuse to have a "snow day". I could have used the extra time to sleep in, meal prep for the dinner I'm expected to deliver to our priests, or just relax with a long soak in the tub. Now it looks like Math, Spelling, Language Arts, Literature, History, and Science. Darn.
Dear Tooth Fairy,
Thank you for making my son's morning. 2 teeth in as many weeks. And only his 3rd tooth to come out, ever. Yes, he's 11 and should be cutting his 12 year molars soon but won't be. You see, the poor kid is missing 9 adult tooth buds. That means he needs to keep his baby teeth as long as possible as there is nothing to take it's place once it falls out. Which also means he'll have to deal with a "gappy" smile until he finishes growing. At that point Mr. Sister and I will have the joy of investing in implants! (Can anyone say 2nd mortgage?)
Also, you're welcome. I saved your hiney! Munchie Boy was going to set a trap for you (one of those motion detector alarm spy gear type of contraptions). I had to tell him about that time when I was little. Come on now, you remember, don't you? When I set up a bunch of tin cans around the bed, at the door and window. You decided to teach me a lesson...you didn't take my tooth or leave me any money. Instead I got that letter of reprimand from you. The next night I cleared the room, left my tooth out in the open and you came! After I told Munch about about this he promptly removed his trap.
Dear Black Beauty (aka Kitchen Aid),
You are undeniably, totally awesome! When I decided to make 3 loaves of my Nana's banana bread you didn't even flinch! Within 5 minutes everything was mixed and poured into the loaf pans! Wow! This could pose a wee problem, though. I'll be mixing up all kinds of treats (cookies, cakes, breads) and that can't be good on the waist line! Oh well. I think we can deal with it.
Forever your fan and biggest admirer,
Nana's Banana Bread
(isn't she a beauty?)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda dissolved in 3 tbsp. hot water
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups flour, divided
2 mashed ripe bananas
(optional: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts)
Mix sugar, butter, eggs, and dissolved soda. Add 1 cup flour and beat. Add bananas and beat, Add rest of flour and mix well. Bake in a 350 oven for about an hour (until toothpick inserted in center comes clean). This is enough batter for one big loaf.
Slice while warm and top with a pat of real butter. Yummy! Enjoy.