Sunday, September 27, 2009

i heart donna reed

i have always thought that the perfect era for me would have been the 50's.
the aprons.
the cooking.
the focus on family.
and of course...
donna reed.

today...i was donna reed.

today lu lu and i baked creamy banana bread.

bubba gave direction...
lu lu practiced patience...
while it baked we cleaned and reorganized the dry goods drawer
::and when it was done, we enjoyed our work::
here is the recipe for creamy banana bread {pam}

1/2 c. butter, softened 80z cream cheese, softened 1 1/4 c. white sugar
2 eggs 1 c. mashed bananas (i use more) 1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 T brown sugar 2 tsp ground cinnamon

1. cream together butter and cream cheese. gradually add the white sugar, and continue beating until light and fluffy. add eggs one at a time. stir in the mashed bananas and vanilla. add flour, baking powder, and soda; mix until batter is just moist.
2. in a small bowl mix together cinnamon and brown sugar. you may add pecans if you like.
3. divide batter between greased loaf pans.
4. sprinkle sugar mixture over the batter.
5. bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.


  1. I love this! Oh and I'm kind of curious who wrote corn starch on the top cause I know that's not Joni's handwriting :P

  2. BTW, I added your blog to my roll call... You are under Mia's friends, cause Macy looks like she is around my middle's girl age... :)