Monday, January 16, 2006
Believe it or not there is room for other hobbies in my life. One of them is thrift store shopping. I know that might seem weird but in our household one man's trash is another man's treasure. Most often when we need something it's off to the thrift store to find it. Isaac & I have so much fun exploring and we love finding deals.
Here are a few of my favorite thrift store finds (click the thumbnail for a bigger picture):
Those items are all gems to me!
Some of you may have realized that I also love to cook & bake. It seems so similar to knitting in my mind. You can be creative and make things up as you go along, there are a few simple rules to know and live by and it's soothing (to me at least). Sometimes when I'm frustrated with something I'm knitting I put it aside and go bake something.
So, I leave you with this:
My Grandma Myrick's banana nut bread recipe.
1/2 cup oil
1 cup brown sugar
4 ripe bananas
2 cups wheat flour (or any flour of your choosing)
2/3 cup milk
3 tsp cold water
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts
Cream the sugar and oil and add eggs and bananas. In a separate bowl sift together the dry ingredients then add them to the banana mixture. Mix thoroughly. Add milk, water, vanilla and nuts. Mix & pour evenly into 2 ungreased bread pans and bake at 350 for 1 hour.
I am hoping to go to a thrift store sometime soon. I want to try and unravel a sweater.
Banana bread, however, is ALWAYS riveting. Must try your recipe as soon as I can ripen some bananas.