Is August really over? What a quick month! I baked/cooked my way through it! I was joking to Monica yesterday that I am going to bake my way through this deployment. Heck... if the next 11 months go as quickly as this month did, Nathan will be home in no time!
September holds for me 3 "Daring Baker" challenges (2 past challenges and September's), 5 "Tuesday's with Dorie", 1 "Cookie Carnival" recipe, and the continuing pursuit of delicious new recipes. So please stop by often and leave a comment to let me know you were here! :)
Now, on to today's recipes.....
For breakfast I made Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from Recipe Girl. I made it into muffins instead of a loaf. These were outstanding!!! I really enjoyed these muffins and will definately be making them again. Wonderful recipe!!!
Dinner was also a hit! I had a recipe for Crock Pot Ribs in one of my folders. I'm not 100% sure where the recipe came from, but it may have been from BabyCenter's Cooking for your Family board. These ribs were amazing! The meat literally fell off the bone! So good! I know it is odd to cook ribs in the crock pot, but Nathan is the one who usually cooks the ribs, so I had to improvise. There is no question about whether or not I will make these again or not. I will even make them for Nathan when he comes home.
I served the ribs with a quick and easy dinner biscuit that has been my go-to fast recipe for a while now. I love making them when I don't have time to get a yeast roll thrown together. I believe it is a copycat recipe for Popeye's biscuits. They are so tender and flaky and are great served with honey.
What a yummy day!!!!
1¼ cups whole wheat flour
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbs baking powder
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1½ cups mashed bananas
1 cup milk
¾ cup smooth peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans (or muffin tins.)
In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugars, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl, combine mashed bananas, milk, peanut butter, vanilla and egg. Add to flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 50 to 55 minutes (give it a check at 40 minutes), or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
Yield: 2 loaves