Awesome weekend with a little bit of everything. A 5k which made me realize all too well what 3 months of lack of consistent exercise can do. But I did come in 99 out of 300+. Better next time...
We also had a nice evening visit to the park. It couldn't have been more beautiful as we're FINALLY starting to feel Fall down here. We also enjoyed a special-fest in our quaint little downtown area, a fundraiser for a young girl who was severely injured in a car crash. I love my town...
I also cooked a bit & am excited to post a few yummy things this weekend. Sunday brought a very spontaneous visit to my best friend Tammy's house. We were only supposed to swap out some food items quickly but it ended up being a longer visit consisting of a sampling of new beer & the kids frolicking in the yard kicking bouncy balls everywhere. Good times....
Anyway, this banana bread is amazing. It really is some of the best I have had & the main reason is the yellow cake mix in it. It couldn't be more moist or delicious. This recipe comes from Mommy's Kitchen. Go check her out.
1 package yellow cake mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 bananas, mashed
2 eggs beaten
½ cup milk
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Add dry cake mix to a large bowl. Add eggs, oil & milk. Blend on low with mixer then add bananas. Mix in half the nuts. Pour into a greased large loaf pan or two small loaf pans. Sprinkle the rest of the nuts on top (I didn't use nuts this time). Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Let cool & slice. If the banana bread starts to brown too fast just tent with foil & continue baking.
I made my loaves in an 8 mini loaf pan so I had to keep checking for doneness. It took about 25-30 minutes until a toothpick came out clean. I thought these mini loaves would be awesome for gift giving around the holidays, wrapped in paper & a bow!