Hello, friends…welcome to Sunday mornings at home…my weekly lifestyle post.
I hope for this Sunday mornings at home, I find you well and comfy and pondering a good week past and a good week ahead.
Fiesta did not get the start that everyone wished as the opening ceremonies were washed out in a huge storm.
Nevertheless, it goes on in San Antonio this week with the river parade and largest parade in the country overseen by all women….The Battle of Flowers Parade.
So join me this morning as we have our own little celebration right here with a hodge podge of lifestyle topics.
First, my favorite banana bread recipe I have used for years.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: BANANA BREAD
When I heard that my grandsons were coming for the weekend, I went to the kitchen.
They always want pumpkin bread ready for them…and this time I also added banana bread….because I saw three ripe bananas in the counter basket.
There was one time I did not have bread or cookies waiting and I paid for it…so never again…they will always have it here whenever they come.
When their parents were young, I made banana bread with the same recipe and it is still good today.
DELICIOUS BANANA BREAD
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 beaten eggs
1 teaspoon real vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
I use my Kitchen Aid Mixer, but you can easily make this bread by hand. First I whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside. Then I put everything else in the mixer and mix it together well.
This is a one loaf recipe, so I put it in a loaf pan and cook for about 65 minutes at 350.
I watch my breads in the oven closely, because I do not want them overcooked and dry…moist is best.
One slice…as long as it is not too thick…is only 4 points on my Weight Watchers App.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: MOTHER’S DAY
I laughed when I saw this coffee mug at my local Hallmark shop, because I remember those days very well.
Especially on school days…pour a cup and immediately get distracted. But it is a way to remind us that Mother’s Day is on May 14.
So, this week I will share some gift ideas for the mothers and grandmothers in your families.
My daughter is an incredible mother of three young, very active boys. She is doing an amazing job and we could not be more proud.
She loves James Avery Craftsman Jewelry, so naturally I went there first to find something she would enjoy.
These BEE HOOPS practically buzzed off the page.
I believe she will be super excited about them.
Every time I see her, she is either wearing a James Avery necklace, earrings or ring.
Take some time to look over the James Avery Mother’s Day Catalog and see if this quality Texas tradition has something for your moms.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: SHOES
More than any other accessory, I get requests to show more shoes.
Several of you have asked to see more sandals with straps on the back…so here are a few for your consideration:
This week, I will show you what is in the box that I am really happy with…need to style them with a fun look.
Also, this week I will share the first of the wedding showers…what I wore and how it went.
This is why my family came to town…not just for homemade breads!
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: AFTER THE STORMS
We have experienced some storms lately with damaging winds, hail, small tornadoes.
However, after one storm which had me concerned for family out in it, I turned around and saw our lantana blooming. That made me smile.
Family was safe…flowers are blooming…and I thanked God for the rain.
KEEP SMILING, FRIENDS!
By Pamela Lutrell
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