I came across Laurie’s recipe for a Banana Snack Cake over at A Taste of Morning. I knew I wanted to make this cake the second I had overly brown bananas. I’m always looking for new ways to bake with bananas and I have to say, I think this maybe a new favorite!
We had an uneventful weekend. It was scorching hot both Saturday and Sunday, and I wanted to limit my time in the kitchen as much as possible. One of the meals was a quick pizza I put together. Everything was basically ready to eat. All I did was melt the cheese and warm up the bread. Aren’t flatbreads wonderful? They make for a really quick meal. Yes, I had the oven on on a scorching hot day, but it was for a short amount of time and totally worth it.
I hope everyone is having a lovely long weekend! We spent it barbecuing with family, some cooking/baking and fighting off the ants and spiders! Ugh… one of the things I hate about home ownership is battling pests! Flies, spiders, ants, racoons, skunks —you name it! I’m relieved that I’m having my home fumigated on Tuesday. Hopefully most of them will be gone by then. Chris and I used to live in a condo so we didn’t encounter pest problems but we did have some noisy neighbors. Either way, they’re both pests. At least with these pest, they’re not loud and obnoxious, just creepy.
I’m starting my weekend early this week. Chris is taking today and Friday off so we can have a little R&R and check out some new restaurants for lunch, happy hour and dinner. Yes, I get a break from cooking and lots of it —whoo hoo! I’ll be posting pictures of my meals on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ so if you’re not following me, there’s still time. 🙂
I made this over the weekend. I was so excited to cut into it for breakfast the next morning too. When I took a bite out of it the next day, it was mush. Funny how it looked fabulous when it came out of the oven. What happened here?! Cakes aren’t supposed to have a soggy and wet texture! I was sooooo disappointed I was going to chuck it in the trash. There goes a wasted day. Chris, however, liked it. He said it tasted like a bread pudding. I rolled my eyes. He ended up taking it with him to work to share. I was somewhat embarrassed but whatever!
Oh wow, is it Wednesday already?! My blog has been seriously neglected. E and M just left. And I’m pooped! It has been quite an exhausting weekend. We were out all day Sunday and Monday. Mostly outdoor stuff —poolside barbecue and picnic barbecue. And I’m not into any of those things. There’s one thing you need to know about me. I don’t like getting dirty and I don’t like outdoorsy activities. OK, that’s two things. Why? It’s mainly because of the insects. I attract them. They love to eat me alive. Plus, I do not like dining with any bugs around. Who does? Aside from that, it was great seeing my nieces, E and M!
It’s Friday! E and M will be visiting us this weekend. Kimi has already planned the weekend out so it’ll be lots of family time. I can’t wait to see my nieces! 🙂 We are celebrating K’s 2nd birthday so it should be lots of fun!