Last night Jeff came down to the studio where I was working and said:
“So, I see you brought home some really bad bananas from the cabin”.
And that twinkle in his eye let me know that he had a request soon to follow.
“Mom? You haven’t made that Banana Bread in a long long time.”
“I know,” I replied. “I am planning on freezing these and making some when I get back from this next trip. We don’t have any shortening or self rising flour on hand.”
“How long will you be gone?” He asks.
“About two and a half weeks…..” is the reply.
“TWO AND A HALF WEEKS?!?” was his exclamation followed by a heavy sigh.
I had a million excuses to put it off. A zillion valid reasons on why I could not possibly make banana bread before leaving for Texas.
This morning I was up before 7am. The little local Food Lion grocery store about 3.5 miles up the road opens at 7am even on Sunday, so I showered, dressed, and headed out, all before Jeff woke up. I was on a mission. Shortening. Self-Rising Flour. Walnuts.
Two loaves ready to bake!
He must have awakened to the sound of my mixer running.
Is there anything more precious than a bear hug from behind by a grown up man-child? Yes. Handing him the spatula and watching him lick the batter in delight.
I am a mom. No matter how old my children get, I am THE mom.
And I will always cave when there is something like this that they want from me. Even if it means going out to the store at 7am with wet hair to get the shortening and the self-rising flour that I need!
You can find the recipe for my Bodacious Banana Bread under the Recipes tab at the top of the blog. It’s in the desserts and sweets section because this is good enough to be dessert.
Simple pleasures. One more day with my son before I head out on the road, and the smell of banana bread baking!
I’m hoping for Quilt-Cam at 2pm EST TODAY!
I’m going to try to do a test video to see if I can get it to do more than just record my voice and show my profile photo. I don’t know what the deal was with Google Hangouts last time – and I’m hoping it works for us!
Meet me here on the blog at 2pm EST and let’s find out!
Go get a project ready ---