Saturday, March 3, 2012

Old Books and Coffee

Seems I've made a liar of myself. This morning I stated we'd spend the afternoon hunkered down in wait for a large storm. We didn't. Instead Sweet Wife asked if I'd like to get out of the house, storm or no storm. I hit the shower and was in wait behind the wheel before she had a chance to take a deep breath. Women, are slow.

She wanted to take in a large antiques mall. Fine, I knew they had nice benches and a coffee shop. What I didn't know was it also held a fine book shop. As you know books are one of my loves in life. I was happy.

I truly hope you had a nice day too. Try the Balzac.


Sweet Banana Fritters

Our forecast for the day calls for heavy afternoon thunderstorms. Think we'll hunker down today and make a few banana fritters.

Recipe from this nice lady.   

If you like fritters, you will love these banana fritters. It seems I am always looking for recipes using bananas and this is a favorite at my house.  We like them for breakfast or just anytime.
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 bananas, mashed
2 eggs
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
1/4 cup milk
1 cup oil
Confectionery sugar
Whisk together the dry ingredients in a bowl. (Flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and salt) Add eggs, butter, vanilla, milk and bananas and mix well with a spoon.  Heat the oil in a skillet. Drop mixture into hot oil   (I use an ice cream scoop full for each fritter).  Brown on both sides.  Remove and drain on paper towels.  Sprinkle with confectionery sugar.  (You can use syrup or any topping you like). Makes about a dozen fritters. Enjoy!