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Quiet Sunday Morning Banana Bread

March 9, 2021

Sunday mornings are perfect for a slow, quiet start. As the household snuggles in, I love the sound of coffee perking and the smell of baking in the oven. In our pandemic hobby development, many recipes for the easy and perennial banana bread are available but banana bread has been a frequent baking staple for me since childhood.

One reason that banana bread is so prevalent is that everyone seems to end up on the weekend with some overripe bananas sitting there on the counter desiring a more purposeful end to their life than a pitch in the bin. My recipe stash is filled with ‘perfect’ banana bread recipes. One recipe stands out as the ‘just-right’ recipe for a quiet morning.

In both of my cozy houses, the kitchen has been located in the heart of the house. Many days that is a blessing as I can continue to be present in the life of the family as I prepare food. Sometimes, quiet preparation is ideal, which brings me back to our Sunday morning quiet.

On Sunday morning when I am the only one awake, I love to create that deliciously warm smell as the house is waking up. What better than my ‘quiet’ banana bread. Requiring no mixer, this bread can be whipped up with ingredients on hand and bakes quietly before anyone wakes up.

So here is my quick recipe for Quiet Banana Bread, just the right recipe for your quiet weekend mornings.

A side benefit of this recipe is that it only requires one bowl. (Melt the butter in the bowl before mashing the bananas).

Tip: Cool bread in the pan for 15 minutes or until mostly cool on a cooling rack and then serve on a bread board with some whipped butter or cream cheese.

Original photography by Susan Kennedy.

Banana Bread recipe origin unknown.

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March 19, 2018

I stare into the mirror brushing mascara across my lashes, not really seeing. My mind scrolling through the day: emails composing across my eyes, conversations practiced, list created, blogs realized. I hear him in the kitchen and then the hallway and then near the bathroom door.

Ok, he says.

I focus in the mirror, but he’s not there in the image.
Ok, I say.

Ok.  Just two letters but so much meaning.  Meaning built over 38 years together.  It says,  you’ve got this. It says, I’m with you.  It says, start fresh.  It says you look beautiful today.  All in short hand.   It says everything needed at any given moment.   OK?

img_1716-1This is blog post 105 for @readingteachsu.  I published my 100th post last Wednesday.  This is slice  18 of the 31 day Slice of Life Story Challenge.  View some wonderful slices every day in March and every Tuesday year round at Two Writing Teachers.