Thursday, June 05, 2008

Episode Ninety-eight: How About You?

This week!

Chapters 13 and 14!

Thanks to Bobby Darin; please purchase your version at iTunes!

Banana Bread:
1/2 C butter
1/2 to 1 C sugar (or Splenda blend)
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking soda mixed with 2TBSP milk (for a good reason--check out the comments last week!)
1 or 2 banannas
2 C flour with 1 tsp baking powder and 1/8 or so tsp salt.
350°
1 hour
Fun!

Congrats to Tara!!!!!!! Our Winnah for May!

4 comments:

  1. susetheslowknitta7:55 AM

    A great episode, I loved the idea of the girls playing "Pilgrim's Progress" when they were younger and still using that as a basis for their activities when older. I used to work with very young children and was always fascinated to see how they played, and felt that the UK education system took them away from play far too early and that this has a negative effecton social & emotional development.
    This is a good link for those interested in child development
    http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;119/1/182.
    Its interesting how we view things differently when we are young compared to later in life. When I was young I had no sympathy for Meg and Beth's aspirations, I thought they were a bit wet, and saw myself as a "Jo". Now that I am a mother I can see the value of creating a comforting home environment, and the desire for everyone to be healthy and happy, and while I am still a "Jo" at heart, the other feminine characteristics seem so much more valuable to me now than they did when I was a know-it-all teen. Who knew?
    Hope you enjoy NY Heather, how many fellow Craftlit fans turned up at the meet-up?

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  2. I use Mark Bittman's Banana Bread recipe from How to cook everything. It encourages the use of pecans, dates and coconut.I think these are worthy good additions to consider.

    And then toast the slices and eat with peanut butter. Yum!

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  3. Heather, I'm a fairly new listener--started with Rime of the Ancient mariner, though I think I picked it up a couple weeks late. Anyway I am enjoying Little Women. I enjoyed the book years ago, but didn't realize there was so much in it.

    When I was a kid my sisters and I and a couple of our neighbors used to put on plays in the summer. And my nieces and nephews have done that when they get together for family reunions. It's great fun.

    Thanks for the recipe. I may try that. I appreciate banana bread without nuts or other bits and pieces. I really don't like chunks other than chocolate in my baked goods. Of course I have figured out how to leave them out when I use other recipes. :-)

    I'm in Duluth, MN

    Take care and thanks for an enjoyable podcast,

    Ceci

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  4. I must completely agree with your emotions at the opening of Lion King. I finally saw it last year with my mom, brother and my then 4 year-old son. I was in tears as the animals gathered on the stage and would have sobbed outright if my mom had not been there. Just to see all of that magnificent work and to know that it was the product of a fellow human's imagination and ingenuity makes me so incredibly proud to be human. It was incredibly amazing. I could have left after that and would have more than gotten my money's worth (or, I guess, my Mom's money's worth) out of it.
    It brings to mind Bishop Desmond Tutu's ubuntu idea. (do a search with "ubuntu" and "tutu" for more information)
    You have a great show. THank you so much for sharing yourself with us all!

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