Friday, August 17, 2012

Old Fashioned Banana Nut Bread

We vintage mom's don't wake up and decide to make banana bread because we want to impress our families.  We make banana bread because we want to bless the finances of our family and we don't enjoy waste.  We are such sticklers on waste that we will throw those brown bananas into the freezer if we can't get to them, knowing that this will buy us more time for when the schedule allows for baking.

We are the masters of getting you to eat things that you don't want!
We disguise ingredients in ways that you would never suspect.
We set to work blending, chopping and mixing.
It is about this time that you all venture towards the aroma that is beginning to fill the home.  We know just what we are doing to you.  We absolutely love the moment that you appear. 
This tells us we have done well.
Now that you are here, could you please tend to a few chores. The bread will take just about as long as those chores will.  (Ah, we are so wise.) If you don't complete your tasks, we will have no problem letting you know that you will not be having some wonderful bread. You see, we grew up on such stories as "The Little Red Hen."
I printed out the recipe for each one of my dear children. 
Someday my young ones will inherit my recipes.

Dear children of mine,
 When you use this recipe to make your own bread,
 please clean up your mess immediately 
be sure sure to wipe off the mixer. 

In the Pink,
Jane Valentine

I'm linking up with Beverly for Pink Saturday:


  1. Awww...I love this! :) I am forever reminding my kids of the story of The Little Red Hen. My mom was careful to drill it into my head as a child, too! :) And, yes, WIPE OFF THE MIXER for crying out loud!!! :) Funny!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  2. Hi, nice to meet you, sweetpea! I want to answer your question and yes, it was Carter. Nixon is known as the strangest president according to his SS agents. I appreciate your visit. I would certainly suggest the book. An easy read and very informative about the agents also.

  3. Always a delight to see these gorgeous and yummy pink! Catching up with Pink Saturday.

    My PINK
    Your comment is always a treat for me!
    Have a blessed weekend.

  4. Hi Jane, I love banana bread and this looks delicious. Great recipe!
    Happy Week.

    The French Hutch