I had a friend over today for lunch. It was so rich and awesome, talking about not just friendship and family, but we also talked about what we were reading in the Bible, what we struggled/didn’t understand with what we read and where we are being challenged by God.

I love these meetings. Feels so real and fulfilling.

I made lunch, being at my house and all it was the least I could do. I made a girly lunch. Oranges and freshly cubed pineapple, with the random tortilla chips (gotta have those!). I took only 2 pictures and so that is what you’re going to get today.

OK, the first is a nice change from the regular grilled cheese. It’s super gooey and garlicky. We had it on bread that reminded me of European bread- which is the best bread in the world. This is made of, obviously yummy wanna-be European bread (which is the most important part), Mozzarella cheese and Artichoke/Chive Cream Cheese. (the kind in the tubs-pre-mixed) That’s it! Yummo.

Grilled Cheese

Did I mention that it’s super gooey?

The other starch on our menu was my Chocolate Banana bread. Family secret. Sorry, can’t give the recipe away, but I wouldn’t mind giving a free loaf to someone! With the chocolate chips inside you don”t want to defile it with butter.

I served it warm. I’m a good friend.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


in other news:

TRAVIS IS TAKING ME TO THE BALLET TONIGHT! Um, yeah, surprised and super excited. 🙂 I had 3 hours to prep (translation: find babysitter) But, thanks to a great friend all the details are ironed out- hooray! I am so thankful to all the friendships God has placed around me.

I pray you have a FANTASTIC day today as you see/look for all the awesome things God gave you today.

Baking Mania

A friend let me borrow her measuring cups (because we don’t have any yet- moving adventures) and I’ve been wanting to do some fall baking. So I’m taking today and tomorrow to bake my heart out and freeze as much as I can. I’m making 2 loaves of banana bread, tons of cookies, cinnamon rolls and muffins.


Here’s my families banana bread. I did not taint it by putting in nuts. I don’t like nuts in my baked goods- it’s a personal thing.



Next I made the cookies. Well, still in progress, Emma is watching ‘Barney Goes to the Zoo’ while I take pictures and blog. Man he’s annoying…


My mom has a secret recipe that I will never give away. I had to promise her my first child if I gave it away. Now that I think about it she would be just fine getting Emma…too bad mom- she’s mine. 🙂



I’m going to make the muffins tonight and cinnamon rolls Saturday morning. Bye peeps!

Pumpkin Bread

I have had this recipe for forever and have successfully procrastinated this recipe for I think 4 months. It seemed every time I opened my pantry there the ingredients were staring back at me telling me how hard it will be to make. Well, I finally did it! And no, or course the recipe wasn’t as hard as I was making it out to be. I think it took about…30 min to make and bake it. Easy shmeezy.

It feels like I accomplished some large obstacle and now have the power to take on bigger…HUGER feet’s like cleaning the bathrooms and taking out the garbage ON THE SAME DAY. Holy cow, stop the presses- yes I’m thinking about doing a lot today. hehe I love exaggerating. I think I would die if I didn’t do it.(hehe get it?) I always exaggerate and that is what makes me me. OK, so back to the recipe. You can go here to get it. I’m too lazy to write it all down here, plus you can convert it to the metric system and make it in Europe or wherever! It’s SO good on a fall day and I think next time I’m adding raisins- oohhh or even better rum soaked raisins.That would make for an unbelievable taste. Pumpkins and raisins just seem to be good friends. Total, it makes 3 loaves. I am freezing 2 and having one to have with tea. Enjoy and happy November- I hope your heat is on, you are drinking tea and all snuggled in a blanket. 🙂