Tuesday, July 22, 2008

High Hopes to be a Domestic Goddess

I have a messy kitchen. My dining room chairs are in the kitchen, because I vacuumed under the table. I have laundry folded on the couch, ready to be put away. I need to dust the fans and furniture downstairs. HOWEVER, today I have acquired this chair and I've just finished cleaning the slipcover and vacuuming the whole chair. Despite my best efforts to de-rid the chair of mustiness, it still smells musty. I acquired it through the seminary Clothes Closet today. It's very comfortable and the chair underneath actually is in very good condition, it's just hideous. Very hotel-ish. And now I'm sitting on my couch and admiring it. Pretty cool, huh?

These are in my refrigerator. They are (do you not know?) rotten bananas. More like banana soup. Gross to look at and they don't smell good either. I cannot throw rotting bananas in the garbage. When they get a little spotty and start turning, I throw them in the freezer. They make great banana bread. They've been thawing for two days and I need to make the bread. But I'm blogging instead. Which is excellent for you because I'm about to give you the best banana bread recipe known to mankind. I dare you to find one better, and if you do, then you have to make one for me so that I can REALLY see if it's better or see if you're just trying to show me up. I know you. You're like that.
Banana Bread
1 cup oil
2 1/2 cups of sugar
4 eggs
1/4 cup milk
3 cups self-rising flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 salt
4-5 bananas(2 cups mashed)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans

Mix wet ingredients in small bowl. Mix dry ingredients in big bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix just until ingredients are combined (mixture will be lumpy). Pour into two greased loaf pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes to an hour (or until toothpick comes out clean).
It's very good hot, but it's even better if you remove the bread from the pan, let it cool for about 15 minutes or so, and then wrap it up with foil or cling wrap and let it "sweat" overnight. Mmmmmm...

Try it out.


Missy said...

Very cute chair!
I'm sure febreeze will eventually get that smell out.

Anonymous said...

gross bananas. i hate over-ripe bananas, i know they make the best bread but i simply can't stand them. that and the smell of cold coffee.

i'm weird what can i say. cute chair though, way to go!

Rachel said...

oh that i would be able to eat bannana bread!

Ginger said...

Great chair find!

Uh, you know how I feel about the bananas. That's gross and I hope the person you give the banana bread to doesn't read your blog and see those bananas.

I'm just saying...

laytonfamily said...

are you trying to make me foam at the mouth?? I LOVE banana bread - love it! When hubby's Aunt (from Laurel, MS) visits - she makes 3 loaves for me to freeze just to last me awhile. yum!

Virginia said...

Love the chair! I found this stuff at Walmart that is a foaming upholstery spray... it's supposed to clean old furniture. I got it after I bought several pieces of furniture from the thrift store- one even smelled of old smoke. It did WONDERS for the smell and for the dirt. Look and see if your Walmart has it.. I preferred it to Febreeze for the deep dirt & smell.

(What am I, an infomercial?)

Crissy said...

Like the chair very much. Nice. What'd you do with the old one?