Monthly Archives: January, 2012

Decluttering


I am starting a decluttering program.

Since I will be moving to a new home sometime this year, (fingers crossed) it only makes sense to sift through some of the great stuff that I have collected through the years.  As far as I can recollect, I have lived in the house that I am in now for 16 years, give or take a few.

I am actually doing someone elses plan, Beth’s plan at  www.mysimplelife.com

Hey it’s worth a try!!

 

More later………………Sally

  

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Banana Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting


Yesterday after church we all went to my daughter, Kamille’s house for dinner.

She had a great spread.

Oven fried chicken, roasted potatoes, asparagus, rolls, rice with mushrooms, it was all very good.

As I mentioned before in an earlier post, I took her set of dishes that I collected for her over the years to her.

Here is the cakeplate underneath this banana cake with peanut butter frosting that I made.

I put some chocolate chips on top because you just can’t have peanut butter without chocolate!!

Here is the recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter or shortening
1 cup milk
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 mashed bananas
1 pkg of banana pudding mix

2/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.

Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating just to combine.

 Finally, stir in vanilla, mashed bananas, and banana extract.

Pour batter evenly between two greased 9 inch round cake pans.

 Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Frosting

2 sticks of butter, room temperature
1 cup of smooth peanut butter.
4 cups of powdered sugar
Up to 2 Tbs milk

In an electric mixer cream together the butter and peanut butter until smooth and fully incorporated.

Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time and use milk to adjust the consistency to your liking.  

It was pretty good, too.

 

More later………………….Sally

 

Courtwarming 2012


My daughter, Madison and her friends Bailey, Tristan, and Kylie,  got ready for the courtwarming dance together at Bailey’s house.

They were really lucky because Tristan’s mom and Bailey’s aunt helped them all with their hair.

8th grade girls getting ready for courtwarming dance.

8th grade girls ready for the courtwarming dance.

They all looked beautiful and just a little too grown up!!

From what I hear it was a fun night!

More later…………………………….Sally

Scarf Video


It is cold outside and we all need our scarves on.

Here is a cool YouTube tutorial.

Watch this!!

http://www.wendyslookbook.com/2011/04/behind-the-scenes-25-ways-to-wear-a-scarf/

I bet that gal has some tired arms.

More later……………………………..Sally

Dishes Of The Month


These dishes are some that I have had for over 20 years.

I started buying them one at a time at the grocery store until I had the set.

They are beautiful.

The original set was a set of eight, dinner plates, saucers, bowls, and glasses.

I found four extra plates at an antique store about ten years ago.

The extras with this set are a divided plate, pedestal cake plate, and a large bowl.  

The design on these dishes is very pretty.

You will be seeing these again shortly because they are going to my daughter’s house this Sunday.  She is making Sunday dinner for all of us. And I am taking these dishes to her and blogging about it (of course).

When I started collecting these dishes I did it so I could give them to my daughters when they had a home of their own. 

My daughter, Kayli already has hers.  They were a set that my Grandma Stroup gave to me and Kayli’s dad when we got married. 

 Kamille is ready for hers.

 

More later……………………Sally

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