Thursday, October 6, 2011

Littlest Chef getting ready for Annual Edible Rosary

Today we baked the first half of the muffins we'll need for the edible rosary for our celebration of Our Lady of the Rosary tomorrow. Toto was anxious to include Baby M in the festivities, so he let him  "help" mash the bananas with nanny Coach propping him up from behind. It was amazing to see how interested Baby M was in what we were doing. Every time Coach would lower him, he would cry. He was only happy if he was held up standing on the table so he could see into the bowls. It was also Toto's idea that we take the picture to share with Daddy later.
We made the Chocolate Banana Nut Bread recipe I've been making for over 30 years. I got the recipe when I was 9 years old from a classmate's Mom, Pat Leible. It remains, to this day, the best Chocolate Banana Nut Bread I've ever had. The secret is the combination of the chocolate and instant coffee, it gives it a light mocha flavor, where banana bread can sometimes taste awfully bland. It is not, however, a low calorie food. My friend Maureen and I once calculated the WW points and it came out to a whopping 11 points per slice. Yowza! But it sure is good once in a while. Tomorrow we'll make a batch of zucchini muffins with all the frozen shredded zucchini we've had since August to complete all the muffin "beads" we'll need to assemble the rosary.  I love having our new kitchen, it is so much fun to be able to bake with the kids.

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