2/9/12

Inspired by Love, Mema's Bread

YUMMY! 

My Mema always made delicious banana bread!  It was moist, not too heavy, melt in your mouth, make you want to slap your...         sooooo good!!


 Thirty-eight+ years ago when the hubby joined the family, Mema made sure he had banana bread weekly! Yes I said weekly!!  She found out he loved her cooking and so she catered to his likes! That's right..my grandmother!!

Now you must remember I was young, a very picky-eater, not talented in the kitchen arena...did I say young!!!  The whole family was afraid that the hubby would die of starvation!  I received a cookbook per week for the entire six months of our engagement!!!  Needless to say he survived!!


My grandmother cooked without written recipes...y'all know... a little of this, a pinch of that... wonderful years of creating food masterpieces!  Masterpieces inspired by her love for family and food!
Sadly I do not have her exact recipe for banana nut bread.  However I do try!  
(I think I can, I think I can....)


Today, on the counter, just sitting there lookin' all gross, were bananas getting very ripe!  Now I was taught to use leftovers not throw them out sooooooo...What better use of the gross, over-ripe bananas than to make banana bread!


Use any from scratch recipe you like...or one of the semi-homemade recipes...

I always add nuts!  (And in the south we love our pecans!!)  So pecans were added!  This year our daughter had wonderful old pecan trees that produced an enormous amount of nuts!  So I have pecans frozen to use this year!  WhoooHooo for Daddy's Girl!!



And voila... banana nut bread...


Hubby says, "Yummmmm, just like Mema's!!"

I know!  He is sweet!  It really isn't just like Mema's but I do love that he tells me it is!! 



Do you have wonderful memories of your "GRANDS?"  Oh, if we had only been old enough, or wise enoughto learn more from them...

Wishing my dear hubby a very happy birthday!  
As you can see from many of our projects he plays a major part in making my "hobby" a success!!  God blessed me and as my Mema would say 'he's a keeper'!!

See ya down the junkin' road!!

Jan

Partying today with...

*  SURPRISE...I want to thank Honey at 2805 for featuring my  Jars of Lighting!  It was a very happy surprise! And yes sweet hubby made my vision a reality!!

*  AND SURPRISE #2...Heather and Vanessa, At the Picket Fence, featured Jars of Lighting for Inspiration Friday!  That's a double honor!! Thank you!




























12 comments:

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I love banana bread. The best part of it is using the over ripe bananas. Yes -- I have several of my grandmother's recipes that I still have and cherish. One of my favorites is her rice pudding.

Barbara F. said...

Happy birthday to your hubby. Today would have been my mother's birthday. Congrats on being featured at Honey's blog. Those lights were terrific. xo

mississippi artist said...

I love using my grandmothers recipes, her homemade rolls are my favorite.It is sad that a lot of todays children will never receive a passed down recipe book. Everything now is out of a box or fast food.

debbie refresh restyle said...

Send me a loaf! That looks so good! Congrats on your features, I love those lights!
debbie

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

Ah, delicious! Banana bread is such a weakness of mine! Please link up to Foodie Friday New follower!

thistlewoodfarm said...

That bread looks so good! How blessed you are to have had such a wonderful grandmother!


blessings,
kariannd

outjunking said...

As I read your post I could smell it baking!
Lisa

Beth said...

i love the recipes from my mom and grandmas the most! That banana bread looks sooo good and I love that you smeared butter on it, cause that is how I behave too! thanks for your sweet encouragement to me! Love!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Banana bread is a favorite of mine! Now following you on Linky Friends as well.
Loved your Jars of Light! So pretty!

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

Yay! Thank you for linking to Foodie Friday!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your Mama's bread sound wonderful! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

Sherry said...

Looks good! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry