In the picture below is a goose feather tree I made several years back. The round white base is from one of the columns from my paternal grandfather's front porch. It was salvaged by my father when the front porch was removed and then recovered by me. The fencing was a found piece in a thrift shop.
Maryland Beaten Biscuits. When I turned past the 60 year old mark my baking was reduced to only holiday banana nut or zucchini bread, a more healthy option. But the last few years I've not even baked those; until this week when I decided to make a banana nut bread.
Retrieved my stained recipe and it had too much sugar and too much fat. So went on line and found a Skinny Banana Bread recipe.
Now I'm NOT skinny by any means but do want to reduce my fat and sugar intake and this recipe fit the bill. To say this was a 'make do' baking event is an understatement.
First of all I used Egg Beaters instead of a real egg. Next I had 3 bananas which I'd frozen in March. I'd learned bananas can be frozen and used in baking but won't look pretty when thawed. And they weren't pretty!
Well, I was one-third cup short...but I had some fresh blueberries so washed enough to make the 1 1/3 cup and made do. Plus I wanted to add some walnut pieces in mine. If that weren't enough 'making do' I didn't add my ingredients in the proper order, which sometimes ruins some recipes. Thankfully the bread tastes great and to ensure I don't eat it all in one sitting I cut it in thirds and froze two of them. There's one more slice left in the first third ~ already had a slice today but I'm feeling indulgent so might fail and eat that last piece.
Yesterday when walking to pick up my mail I carried two bully sticks with me to give to a neighbor's dogs ~ that kind neighbor who sent me the video of Santa visiting our neighborhood. By the time I got home and checked my email I'd received a photo of Captain and Morgan enjoying their Christmas gift. Both dogs are recues and are well behaved and affectionate dogs.
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