Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Housekeeping...catching up on things

Easter Hat by Google Images

When I say housekeeping, for me it means that I need to "show and tell" some odds and ends. Things that I have been working on these past few weeks that I'd like to share.
I have been adding to my life resume, a few more "hats" . The past few years I have become a Doula, an Officiant, and Master of Ceremonies.
Now I can add two new hats; a Notary Public, and a new CPR card. My school principal asked me to become the Notary for the high school. If any staff member needed the service of a notary, they can walk on over and see me.

And the CPR card needed to be renewed.


A few of you have asked for my recipe for Banana Bread. The kind that I take to my son, Todd, every time I visit him.
It is an old recipe and is so very easy. Remember, I don't cook or bake much so it has to be easy! This recipe came from my Great Aunt Dorothy, my grandpa's younger sister. I have used this recipe for about 30 years. It has never failed me, except when I have left out an ingredient or two.

Great Aunt Dorothy's Banana Bread

3 bananas - smashed

3T. buttermilk - I use regular milk and add about 1T. vinegar

1t. soda - heaping

1 egg - not beaten

1T. butter or oil - I use oil

1 cup sugar

2 cups flour


Mix, pour (greased loaf pan), bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour.

Use only dry potholders. a damp pot holder transmits heat. Also, avoid using dish towels. they're not thick enough to protect you.


  1. oh yum! I love that first pic as well Christine.

    Congrats to you with your CPR thats something to know believe me.

    Happy Friday!

  2. Christine,
    You have been very busy!
    Congrats on the CPR, I was nervous enough taking just the first aid part! I have a good friend who is a lawyer and a Notary, you will be kept busy!
    Thank you for the banana bread recipe, I have my Pop Pop Friend's recipe, but it is very full of butter, Madison loves banana bread so I can't wait to try yours! I like the photo of the bunny, plate and recipe card!
    Dee Dee

  3. Glad you got your CPR card, renewed. Mine is expired...and I need to get on that.
    Hugs, andrea

  4. I tip my hat to you, dear friend!
    Congrats on all your achievements!
    And thank you for the Banana Bread recipe!

  5. Congratulations on learning new things and wearing new hats! (I like the bunny's Easter hat, by the way) =) Thank you for sharing the BB recipe!

  6. Oh fun........ loved that bunny pic from google.

    And I'm smitten with your banner photo. What a feeling that view gives.... perfect for your adventure, your life, and your blog name.

  7. You are definitely a woman who wears many hats! My CPR expires this year so I'll be renewing soon too.

    Thank you for the recipe!

  8. Thanks for sharing the recipe. So many hats, so little time! Congrats on the CPR and Notary. I'm sure you will be busy. Have a great weekend! Jude

  9. Lots of hats for you to wear, Christine! Congratulations! I made banana bread yesterday-so good. Have a great weekend.

  10. Good for you! I have a few "housekeeping" details I need to take care of too. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great day. Oh and thanks for the bread recipe....I may use that this weekend!

  11. Busy bee. That looks like a tasty recipe.

  12. I love banana bread also! I love that you bake this bread for your son when you go to visit! :)

    You do wear A LOT of hats! Have a nice weekend!

  13. You are indeed a very busy woman juggling all those "hats" at the same time and I bet you do a great job wearing each and every one. Thanks for the recipe - I'll be baking it tomorrow for Sunday tea.

  14. Christine,

    The picture at the top of your page is so beautiful! Did you take it yourself?

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  16. Christine, thanks for sharing this recipe. I have one but it's mediocre at best.


    P.S. Wish I could say the pink phone is mine but it came off of the internet!

  17. A Notary now too? You're just the hat lady aren't ya?

    i had to take First Aid & CPR this past fall too. I hadn't taken a course in about 15 years. Things have changed some.

    Hope you're enjoying the nice days we have off & on. I've been busy planning and getting ready for my daughter's 13th birthday party tomorrow.

    My gareden can really use some attention. I've got to get out there. Maybe on my spring break this week.

    Your banana bread sounds yummy. I bet it's really good warm too.

    Love your little Easter decorations.

    have a great week and Easter if I don't get back.

  18. Well aren't you something? Saving lives and notarizing things... and baking banana bread to boot. I'm impressed, girlfriend.


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