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Monday, July 11, 2016

Banana Bread and Tea

Hello everyone,

Hope you had an enjoyable weekend. I had a delightful one.
I'm going to take a friend some banana bread, but before
I give it away I wanted to taste it. I made three
small loafs of banana bread. I eat one, took a
photograph of one and wrapped one for delivery.
Awile back  at the thrift store I found a
cookbook by GladysTaber.  Called the Stillmeadow Cook Book.
Susan Branch is a fan of Gladys Taber and I can
understand why. Reading the recipes turns back the
clock to my early days of cooking as a young bride
and new mother. The cookbook was first published
in 1965. I was married on July 17, 1960, at the age
of 19. Raising three children in the 60s cooking
was a real job. Without fast food restaurants
 to catch a quick meal and a break from cooking that
I would have enjoyed. Cooking was a chore. Three meals a day,
packing school lunches and sweetheart's lunch for work
I put some long hours in the kitchen every day.
So here is a nice and simple delicious Banana Bread recipe.
 I hope you enjoy.

Old Hundred Banana Bread
  • 3 bananas
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 flour
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 eggs
Blend mashed bananas, sugar and eggs, and shortening. Add nuts. Sift dry ingredients and add to dry ingredients and add to mixture. Mix swiftly,  pour in pan. Bake 
The bananas should not be green, just yellow, flecked with brown at the tip.

I couldn't help stopping for afternoon tea to taste the Banana Bread with 
a little bit of cream cheese slathered on a slice of bread. 

Lomonosov Blue and White Cobalt tea set

I am a little late for the fourth of July with my red, white and blue,
but my roses are blooming again and 'Ingrid Bergman' was begging to
be picked. She is a beautiful and fragrant rose. I wrapped the
bread in a box set I found at Wal-Mart in the baking section. I have
two boxes left. The twine is from Wal-Mart too.
Thank you for visiting.
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Bernideen's BTTCG Blog Party
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes


  1. Betty sounds good to me looks wonder and easy recipe. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful evening with love Janice

  2. Dear Betty:
    Just last night I told my hubby "I need to make a banana bread" with those bananas! What perfect timing Betty. Thanks for sharing and linking this delicious recipe and information about Susan's "hero".

  3. Mmm, I love home made banana bread, Betty! And I especially like it with cream cheese slathered on it. Back in the day, we didn't eat out in restaurants either because we couldn't afford to. So I too spent many, many hours cooking and baking in my kitchen. But I loved every minute of it. I have admit however, that it is a treat for me to get out to a restaurant now though. I have been baking up a storm here lately because my whole family will be home in a week or so. Banana bread wasn't on the menu but I like the sound of your recipe so I may just have to bake up some. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.


  4. I so enjoyed your post for this Pink Saturday!! Thank you for the recipe share. . .I love banana bread!!


  5. Sounds so good. I didn't even realize Walmart had boxes and twine like that for packing baked goods.

  6. Dear Betty:
    This post was featured on my blog today - congratulations!

  7. Thank you so very much for sharing this recipe with us at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday.
    Always such a joy to have you join us!

  8. Betty, you were so lucky to find that book! When I read Susan's posts about Gladys Taber I always wish I could read some. Guess I should work on that. :)

    Your banana bread looks delicious and it's always the perfect thing to share.

    Happy Thoughts of Home. Pinning. :)

  9. Wonderful! I love tea like this with tea. Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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