Thursday, February 19, 2009

Banana Bread, Chocolate and Trains

Welcome to whimsical Wednesday a little late. Yes, it's been that kind of week.

My son had an interesting homework assignment this week.

He was instructed to cook something with bananas. And, since it just so happened I had rotting (oops, I mean overly ripe) bananas on the counter, we made banana bread.

Yeah, Bug's eyes are closed but my camera batteries were dying so I had to go with it.

Now, since this was a homework assignment, the kid's had to help. So, Mommy was brave and let them operate the mixer. Thankfully, we didn't have any mishaps. And, with my children, that is nothing but answered prayer!

Of course, in my house, we add a secret ingredient to banana bread.

That's right. We put chocolate chips in the bread. I have to give Bug credit for this one. It was his idea.

And, thanks to a Christmas present from Grammy, we were able to do something else special with the bread.

We cooked it in a train pan.

The finished result......

Very cool banana bread. Thanks Grammy, the pan was a big hit! And, the kid's actually enjoyed their homework assignment.

Stay tuned as a new Love Letter to the King will be posted on Monday.


Jennifer Pacacha said...

So great! A chocolate chip, banan bread train is such a great idea. I always add Chocolate Chips, and my husband LOVES it. Did you know you can freeze bananas, even with the peel on and just use them for banana bread or whatever when you have time to get around to it?

Spring Fricks said...

No, I didn't know you could freeze bananas. That's good to know as I have thrown them out before when they have ripened too much....

B His Girl said...

How fun! What a great gift idea! I'm sure using the mixer was a little scary at first...for you.B

Andrea said...

Absolutely adorable. I can't believe you call your son, Bug. That is my younger sister's nick name..she is now 40 years old. I am the only one who uses it now, but I have never heard anyone else call their child Bug!! andrea

Julie Gillies said...

Your kids are absolutely adorable. And a banana bread TRAIN? How cute!

I freeze bananas, too (after breaking them into small pieces) and use them in smoothies. YUM!

Mary Moss said...

What fun! I've had a recipe that includes chocolate chips for years and we LOVE it!

I love the train, what a great idea for the kids!

Melanie Dorsey said...

I have banana bread on the agenda for today, too!
'Just hoping my "nanners" aren't too far gone. Chocolate chips should save the day regardless.

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Amanda in GA said...

Just over from SITS to say hello.

Looks like you had lots of fun "doing Homework" with your kids!

Wising you a blessed day

Beth said...

That looks like the BEST idea!! We usually make banana ice cream milkshakes with our over-ripe bananas but with that train pan . . . WOW! what a great hit!