It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Good news and….

Thanks to the reader who commented on my post yesterday correctly identifying my vine.  It is the cardinal vine.  http://awaytogarden.com/cardinal-climber-and-its-cousins-annual-vines-that-are-hummingbird-favorites/  I am going to see if I can be allowed to plant it around the light pole at the end of the driveway.

I got wonderful news yesterday after a visit to the Cancer Clinic headed by my oncologist and the ENT surgeon.  I am officially in remission.  I will have to visit the cancer clinic ever 2 months.  No pet or ct scans unless they find something in my examination.   Thank you God!!!  And thanks for all of the well wishes and prayers from my blogging friends.

It is now 11 days on the countdown till Spring.  Not very spring like here today.  In the low 30s with some kind of precipitation going on out there.  I am not sure what kind.  To be in the mid to upper 50s on Monday.  Sounds heavenly!

Daylight savings time starts tomorrow.  Time to set the clocks ahead 1 hour.  It takes time for me to get used to this.  I don’t like it.

I am all set to make the banana bread today using my tried and true recipe that I have used for the last 40 years or more.

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Banana Bread

This is the recipe I have used for banana bread for all of my married life. Jim loved it. I will never forget him sitting in by the front window in July 2006 eating banana bread and drinking a glass of milk while he was watching the city finally put a new curb in front of our house.


•1 cup margarine
•2 cups sugar
•4 eggs
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•2 teaspoons soda
•4 cups of flour
•6 large ripe bananas mashed
•1 cup chopped pecans (may use walnuts) optional


Have oven preheated to 350 degrees. Sift the dry ingredients together and set aside. Cream the margarine, sugar and eggs together. Add the flour mixture together alternately with the mashed bananas to the creamed mixture. Fold in the pecans. Pour into two loaf pans (or several small loaf pans) that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for approximately 1 hour for lg loaf pans. Watch smaller pans. Bread is done when the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Have a peaceful weekend.

Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

30 comments:

  1. I couldn't be more thrilled with your good report!

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  2. Hi Beth, So pleased for you about your doctor's report. It is a lovely spring day here today, birds are singing outside. Hope you have a blessed Son/Sunday. Hugs Nita

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  3. Great news! The very best! Thanks for the banana bread recipe. If I could keep a banana in this house, I would try it!

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  4. What an awesome report you had and how blessed you are dear Twin.

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  5. Awesome news, Beth. Praise the Lord for answered prayers.

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  6. Beth, Hooray, it is something to cheer about. We will continue to pray that it stays that way for a long time. We had 56 yesterday, but we went the opposite way today. I don't know if we will get above freezing today. Your banana nut bread sounds yummy. I don't keep a lot of sweets in the house because I would eat them all and that is something I don't need. Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend. Take care and stay safe. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend

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  7. GOOD NEWS! Please save me a piece - a LARGE piece of that banana bread! No -save me 2 one for now and one for tomorrow.

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  8. First and foremost, Beth, praise God for this glorious news!!! That banana bread sounds so good, thank you so much for sharing.

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  9. Beth, GOD is good !!! I am so happy for you. I will twirl around on the porch for you. Oh after the nasty long winter, the tornado last year, the check ups , it is wonderful for you and your blog family,to get good news. Blessings to you sweet Beth, xoxo,Susie

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  10. O, Beth...such great news...so thankful you are in remission.
    I just wish I had some sweet, ripe bananas...I sure would make a loaf, using your recipe. I'll bookmark it so I can use it later.
    xo bj

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  11. First off, Beth...I am SO SO SO very happy that you got an "all clear" from the doctors. That is so wonderful and SUCH a blessing. I am so happy for you, Beth.

    I saved that recipe for banana bread and will try it for my son. I can use butter in place of margarine I am assuming? Wisconsin here and we use butter, you know. It must be kind of bitterswseet when you make it to remember how much your hubby loved it. I can see him sitting there in that chair right along with you-you described it so clearly. xo Diana

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  12. Thankyou God! Such happy news I am doing the happy dance.

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  13. Such good news from you, Beth! I am overjoyed for the outstanding report from the doctor yesterday!

    I will join you in dislike of the time change. I like my daylight to come in the mornings.

    Enjoy your Saturday evening! xo Nellie

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  14. What great news about your remmission! May you never ever be touched by cancer again!!!!
    Blessings, Joanne

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  15. Lovely news for you, Beth. So glad you got this good news. Enjoy the rest of the weekend - spring is almost here!!

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  16. Oh that is great news. : ) Our God is so good!
    I've copied your banana bread recipe. I have tried many and like them all but haven't had a great one. Maybe this will be it!!

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  17. Such wonderful news being in remission. So pleased for you.
    Your Banana bread recipe is very similar to mine, and I call mine a Banana loaf with a few added other ingredients.
    I love daylight saving, ours finishes at the end of this month. Makes me get up earlier :) due to clock change.

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  18. What great news Beth, that's just awesome!! I guessed wrong on the vine, I should know better then to guess in public ;)

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  19. Great news, Beth! That's wonderful, indeed! Here, we are going to change time at the end of the month and it's good for me because my days will be longer and I'll be able to do lots of things with natural light, above all painting :) Thanks for that banana bread, I have already tried it and it's delicious!

    Have a good Sunday!

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  20. Good news Beth! Wonderful . . .
    I will be over for some Banana Bread . . . might take me several hours though!

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  21. Yay for your wonderful news! Your bread sounds so good, too. And what a nice memory of Jim.

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  22. Congrats on the wonderful news!!
    I hate daylight savings time and wish they would abolish it altogether.

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  23. WooHoo! Awesome news from the doctors! Thanks for the banana bread recipe. I'll have to give that one a try.

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  24. That's great medical news Beth. Save me a slice. I'll make the coffee.

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  25. Now that is great news Beth I am so happy for you

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  26. That recipe sounds good Beth, maybe I will give it a shot. Our clocks go forward end of March, I don't like it either Beth. x good News on the medical news Yah! xx

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  27. So happy to hear your good news Beth. Now if all that snow could just disappear and spring can come with all the green and flowers it brings. Our desert got no rain this winter so it is colorless. The only color is the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Wishing you a wonderful week and warm weather.. Hugs Carrie

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  28. AMEN sister!!! That is wonderful news!!!

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