I had 3 somewhat, over ripe bananas, and I wanted to make more than one loaf of banana bread. I whipped through some online recipes (quick and painless), and made banana-blueberry bundt cake. I used my home canned applesauce (50-50 with canola), and used my homemade lemon extract in the drizzle.
Baking this winter, is keeping me sane. I made us a batch of hummus too (no photo). I used 1 can of organic cannellini beans and one can of chickpeas this time. It was creamier and still delicious. It's what I had in the pantry.
My Army daughter stopped in for a visit recently. Luckily, it was a good night to stop in. I baked a double batch of pumpkin-sage macaroni (just google it, you should find it online), crock pot BBQ pork chops, wild rice and peas, and a steamer pan full of broccoli.
I took some updated photos of the "pups" yesterday. I took so many due to their ambitious activity. For once, Jesse was not sleeping like the 'ol dog typically does. He was bee-bopping around as you see in the photo. Zuri thinks the camera is a bad thing (always for some reason). She refuses to look at it, ha ha! King just stares at me confused and curious.
King is still a "food shark" and Zuri is his partner in crime. Jesse is the tattle teller. He can usually give me a look or behave a certain way to warn me the "trouble two-some" are into something. I've learned to keep things as high as a mountain when I'm in the middle of making something, and have to leave the kitchen for some reason. The sink has be be clean of dirty dishes too.
Everything is rinsed right away. I even lined the edge of the sink with duct tape to see which one was the culprit. Unfortunately, the duct tape ended up all over, and not attached to anyone. Keeping the dishes washed is just a must (until we can completely train them to stay out of the kitchen, or buy a long gate for the other entrance).
Zuri eats curtains too. Especially when her kennel is close to the window and she wants out of it. Before anyone gets out of bed at 6am. Don't believe me? There was a lot of jaw-dropping going on one morning here.
This used to be a 56 inch by 63 inch floral panel. The rod is destroyed too. She consumed some of it, the torn up remains were inside her kennel. It's a bad photo, but I took it quick to show Hubby (who was not even as happy as I was). It cost me $24.00 to replace the curtain, and these are temporary curtains until I decide what I want in that room (has been that way for 9 years, ha ha!). I'll need a new "temporary" rod too.
I keep hoping that the "pups" grow out of their "puppy" behavior sooner than they are. Hubby realizes that a fence really is needed to allow them to release some bottled up energy. Zuri is great off her leash. If she is out with Jesse or by herself. She runs and runs and looks so happy. King? Well, let's just say, that's not happening.
Enjoy your Friday folks. It's bitter cold here again. Stay healthy, warm and wealthy.