Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I'm NOT a banana fan. So when I have bananas turning the corner to yuck street, I usually throw them in a baggie and put them in the freezer for smoothies. This morning, however, I made muffins. And I was short on time. So I grabbed me a yellow cake mix, and when they were done, I wondered WHY? it took me so long to think of this?!
These babies are moist and delicious, and not so heavy (one of the reasons I don't make banana breads so often).
one box classic yellow cake mix (I used Pillsbury)
1/2 cup applesauce
over-ripe bananas (I used five (!) small ones)
1/2 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Peel bananas and throw in the kitchen-aid mixer.
Add applesauce, eggs and water.
Pour in cake mix, and mix until there are no lumps.
Pour by 1/3 cup measures into paper-lined muffin tins.
Sprinkle 1 TBSP streudel topping over batter in tins. (see below)
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Tops should look slightly browned.
1/2 stick margerine or butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
cut butter into dry ingredients until mixed together.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
It isn't so pretty, but MAN! does it taste good and fill the belly.
I like to call this MAN FOOD.
Hunting and Gathering:
-Red potatoes. Enough to feed your brood.
-Smoked sausage (or kielbasa) One package should do it.
-Some oil (your preference) and salt and peppa.
Wash and cube potatoes. Skins on.
Cut sausage into bite-sized pieces.
Liberally sprinkle some oil onto a cookie sheet to prevent sticking.
Dump meat and potatoes onto pan. Spread uniformly.
Bake at 325 F for about 50-60 minutes.
Turn once, about half way through baking.
Salt and Pepper to taste.
You'll know they're done when the potatoes are soft and slightly browned, and your kitchen smells like man-food.
We like this with a green salad or an alternate choice of applesauce.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009