Friday, September 23, 2011

Applesauce, Bread & a Rescue

good morning,
oh my! Does it ever smell wonderful in here....I had 3 overripe bananas laying on the counter. I found a new recipe a few weeks ago & tried it....my son & I loved it... We both love toast with peanut butter on it, topped with banana slices. Now, imagine that in a bread! Yes, peanut butter & bananas in a bread...oh my!!! It is impossible to bake this & NOT eat it as soon as it comes out of the oven. And on a crisp, cool, first day of autumn.........
Earlier this week, I didn't have to take my little charge to preschool, so a friend & I traveled to our favorite little Amish store. I bought 2 bushels of apples, some clear jel & a scrubby for dishes. One bushel of apples is for pie filling & general eating purposes. The other bushel??? Applesauce!!!!
After my TWO visits to the hospital for tests yesterday, I set out making my applesauce. I got 40 pints out of the bushel.
A few weeks ago, Nicole listed some UFO's for sale on her blog. I really liked a few of them, but since I have only stitched on linen a time or two, I was good & only got one. I really wanted to try it. This piece is done on 40 ct. linen....so, not only is the idea of linen pretty new to me, the size is even more so...the smallest I have used is 32 ct. You can see that I have added a small, very small amount of stitches to what she had done before declaring it a UFO...I am going to enjoy stitching this, once I get a few obligations out of the way...
I am suppose to be working on my SAL piece today, but every time I sit down on the couch, I start to doze off. I will be so thankful when my medicine & vitamins start kicking in again.....
Peanut Butter & Banana Bread

Applesauce Anyone?

UFO Rescued

12 comments:

Carol said...

Bananas and peanut butter are big in our house, too, Shari. That bread sounds delicious :)

And good for you for trying linen--and how brave to start on 40ct!! Such a cute design--glad you "rescued" it...

Hope your meds kick in soon and you get some of your energy back--that must be very frustrating. Enjoy your weekend :)

CalamityJr said...

Looks like you're doing just fine on 40 count linen! Are you going to share the bread recipe?

Michele said...

oh YUMMY! That bread sounds delicious! and so does your applesauce :)

That is a sweet UFO you rescued ... I'm sure you'll enjoy working on 40 ct after you get used to it. I've stitched a couple of things on it and it's not too bad :)

Denise said...

While the idea of the bread sounds good - I'm starting to itch - no bananas please.

40ct - eegad woman are you nuts? I did 40 ct once and about poked my out before I was done! My thoughts are prayers are with you!

You got lots done! Yippee for you!

Mouse said...

oooo my MIL does a wonderful bananna cake ... don't like peanut butter i'm afraid ... way to go on the 40 count :) hope you start to feel better soon :) love mouse xxxx

Angela Michaud-Mourer said...

Love banana bread and pb and banana slices, you have me drooling here. And yikes all that home made applesauce, I got tired just thinking about it. And, envious too, there's NOTHING like freshly made applesauce. I make and refrigerate small batches, but would like a bushel full.

Hope your body gets back to balance after your two weeks without your medications and vitamins.

Nancy M said...

Love the smell of banana bread of any kind!!! Nice UFO rescue. It might be easier to work on the smaller count since this is already started. You would just keep working the 20 ct....don't think about it being 40ct!

Tricia said...

Oh, how fun! You'll love stitching on that!! I'm so glad you rescued it!

Rita said...

Yum!!

Enjoy stitching your rescue.

I hope you feel better soon.

CindyMae said...

Oh my goodness, that bread looks wonderful!!! Everything sounds amazing!!

Vickie said...

I am sitting in a meeting and this foodismaking me hungry! That UFO looks so pretty!

Julie said...

mmm that sounds lovely, i could just eat a slice of that with the cup of tea i have here