Raining and Homemade Breads and Soups!
Yep! The cooler weather is slowly seeping into SW Florida much like a gray fog slithers and slides in from the Sea on cooler mornings.
And that tells me, it is time to pull my hair back, slip on my granny apron and head for the kitchen.
I LOVE to cook and I LOVE to make breads and I LOVE to eat!
With a combination like that, my kitchen…my little workhorse shouts out it is ready for the challenge.
I started with banana nut bread as the black bananas in my freezer had been hanging around just a little too long.
Each time I opened the freezer and moved them from side to side, I felt they were mocking me.
“Hey! Do something with me!”…..
…..”I can’t last in here forever… laying next to the frozen blueberries and peaches”.
……”Why do you keep passing me over?”
So I rescued them.
And I turned on my oven.
Can I tell you the wonderful aroma coming from the oven after I quickly mixed up the banana nut bread?
My friends, I was on a roll and I was taking no prisoners as I grabbed the can of pumpkin in the pantry along with the cinnamon and nutmeg and I began to make pumpkin bread.
Oh, my goodness!
Why stop there?
Into the stock pot went stew meat also from the freezer, and cabbage, and carrots and potatoes and onions.
And a few spices…the recipe for this soup is filed under soups and sauces….as are the banana nut bread and pumpkin bread recipes easy to find.
You might remember these white soup tureens from this post…I love using decorative individual soup bowls.
Wow! was my kitchen smelling good!!!
But I didn’t stop there.
No, something, …..probably the rain outside…compelled me to keep going.
The next thing I knew my hands were flying through a coffee cake but I put it in a loaf pan…actually two loaf pans.
You see my dear friends and readers…there are no fast and steadfast rules when it comes to putting your recipes in odd shaped pans.
As I toiled and worked and toiled…I knew that my extra baked goods were going into the freezer wrapped tightly in freezer wrap for another day when I might want that special something to go with my cuppa hot tea.
Or I may need to take homemade goods to our church bake sale.
OR…they would go to neighbors who are always so grateful when they are on the receiving end of my homemade baked goods.
Today was the perfect day for baking, and making homemade vegetable beef soup.
Come sit with me and have a steaming bowl of veggie goodness and a slice of warm banana nut bread.
Have a great day…
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