I love TLC. Between that channel, Travel Channel, Bravo, and the Cooking Channel, I could probably occupy myself for days. I am normally banned from watching these channels from The Husband because I won’t do anything else all day. The other day I was looking for something to watch as I did my homework. I found myself sucked into Extreme Couponing. While I was in total aww of these women I was also slightly scared. I still can’t get how some of these people do it. If anybody has an idea, please let me know. I don’t live in an area where they allow us to utilize the double and triple coupon thing.
I was initially interested in watching because I’m going to try as much as possible to actually plan out meals for the week. The Husband starts back at school again in May and he has class 4 days a week. I have a feeling if I don’t start planning meals, myself and The Daughter will have to eat cereal for dinner. If anybody has any tips, I’m totally open to this. I’m trying not to stock pile my pantry too much but I want to make sure we are eating a healthy meal. HELP!
I even decided to start making bread weekly again. I am trying to get ride of bulk ingredients in my pantry now. I am concentrating on the bread flour I have. So “hopefully” I’ll try bagels or English muffins again. I did get some motivation last week and made some banana bread. The bananas we had was getting soft. Unfortunately both The Husband and Daughter both gage when they eat over-ripen bananas. I have some weird family members. The only disappointing part is that I am unable to put nuts.
Banana Oatmeal Bread
5 Mashed up Bananas
1/4 Cup of Oatmeal
1 1/2 Cups of Flour
2 Tsp of baking soda’
1 Tsp of Salt
2 Sticks of Soften Butter
1 Cup of Sugar
1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 Cup of Oatmeal
1 Cup of Flour
1 Stick of Soften Butter
1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Mix together the banana, butter, and the sugars until it is well incorporated.
- Whisk in the eggs until it is well mixed.
- Shift in the flour, salt, and baking soda.
- Pour into the batter into a bread pan.
- Take the crumble ingredients and roughly mix the ingredients until it becomes a crumble.
- Top the bread dough with the crumble.
- Depending on thickness, cook for 45 minutes to an hour.
- Let it cool and serve with a pat of butter…ok that is me.
I love crumble toppings. I thought it was a great add.