Happy Sweet Friday Everyone!
How is your Friday treating you? Mines been so crazy eventful and it’s only 2:00 pm. I think we should first start with the most amazing Banana Bread recipe you will EVER have!
Maren’s Easy Peasy Banana Bread
This bread is so delicious the loaf is already almost half gone.
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup shortening (earth balance)
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 medium mashed bananas
- 1 heaping tsp cinnamon
- you can add walnuts, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, peanut butter (1/2 cup) and it’s amazing but this is just straight, no additives.
- Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream together sugar and shortening well, it will no get creamy but definitely combine well.
- Whisk together all dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Mash bananas in a small bowl.
- Add dry ingredients to wet interchanging with mashed banana. Mix well. Pour into a loaf pan, don’t worry batter will be very sticky and un-runny.
- Sprinkle with rolled oats so it’s pretty and bake for 40-45 minutes.
Even if you aren’t vegan conscious this is a delicious bread. My brother shies away from anything dairy free and he even loves this loaf, hence why it’s almost gone ;-).
Ankle Doctor’s Appointment #3- The Cast is OFF!
I can’t even explain how ready I was for this appointment. The cast is coming off, not to be replaced by another but by a removable walking boot! REMOVABLE! Hello showers, Thank God!
I was good with the saw until she sawed a little too close to my incision. It made me jumpy and worried.
Get it off, Get it off! The doctors assistant immediately wanted me to get some x-rays so I got to walk down the hall to the x-ray room. I walked with nothing, it felt really weird at first because my joint wasn’t used to being so bendy but I was able to do it with no pain. So cool, I actually walked today!
The wall is my friend :-D.
The doctor did 3 different x-rays two laying on my back, one with my ankle just normal and my foot pointing up then another with my foot pointed in. Then one laying on my right side with the outside of my joint laying on the table. This one hurt but it was quick, so not too bad.
It felt so good for my leg to be out, I laughed in pure joy! There were lots of fuzzies still stuck to my leg, time for a bath.
This is my new foot, complete with walking boot. 3 weeks and I’m apparatus free. I also start PT as soon as possible which just happens to be in 2 weeks. The PT office is crazy booked right now. I’m a little sad to not start until the 14th but I guess it’s the right time. Everything works out how it is supposed to.
After we left the doctors we went by my grandmas house so I could let my ankle take a bath.
Hallelujah Hallelujah! Chorus of Angels everywhere!
Oh best foot/leg bath EVER! Plus all the little bandages came off so I didn’t have to pick them off. So nice. And after about 30 minutes this is how my incision looks.
I think it looks pretty good for being all fresh. I hope you wont be able to see the stitch holes forever, but who’s being picky. It is a pretty amazing scar, don’t you think?
In celebration I enjoyed a Tall Soy Pumpkin Spice Latte WITH WHIPPED CREAM! Holy yum and wow.
Cinnamon whipped cream deliciousness only to be enjoyed in fall. Heaven!
Have a wonderful Friday and beginning to the weekend. Try the Banana Bread it’s killer amazing! :mrgreen:.
What Sweet Friday Treat did you have today? Do you have any amazing scars?