Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Banana Toffee Muffins...















I have just come to the realization that every week I go to the farmers market and buy a bunch of very pretty yellow bananas. Basically, to just throw away at the end of the week. I buy them thinking I will get up every morning/or at least some mornings. Ok..ok... maybe just 1 morning would be nice... to make a very delicious and possibly healthy smoothie for me or my family. For some reason the smoothie making does not happen! The days I work I'm up by 5:30am and out the door by 6:30am. Coffee cup in hand. Breakfast of champs, right? The days I don't work I'm usually up by 7:00am. Coffee cup in hand and still no smoothie to be seen or heard of. Today I was going to make something other than a smoothie with these very brown, almost black bananas...

































































Ingredients...
  • 1 box golden vanilla cake mix with pudding in the mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 3 medium bananas, mashed (1 1/4 cups)
  • 1 package (6 oz) toffee chips (1 cup), or miniature chocolate chips 
Directions...

  • Heat oven to 350 F. Place paper baking cups in each of the 36 regular size muffin cups.
  • In large mixing bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs and almond extract with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Beat in bananas until smooth. Stir in toffee chips. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • Bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown; immediately remove from pan and place on a cooling rack.
These were very fast and easy to make! Moist and delicious too...
XoXo,

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Just A Beach Umbrella...

                                                         
Randy and I went to Hobe Sound Beach today and of course I forgot my camera, but as always, I had my cell phone with me. Its a Sprint HTC Evo ~ whatever that might mean ~ I think it truly means it's a wanna be iphone. Ssshhhhh. Don't tell Sprint. I must say though, that the pictures I took with the phone really weren't too bad. I'm kind of impressed...
The more I use this phone the more I love it and I have found some really great apps. Free apps! Such as... Big Oven, Around Me, ATM Hunter, ColorNote, ColorSnap, Cozi, Drink Recipes, Epicurious, Free Christmas List, GasBuddy, OpenTable, Google Reader, HD Wallpapers, PhotoShop Express, Words with friends, and many more...














We packed beach chairs, beach towels, an assortment of sun screen, a beach umbrella, a shelling bag, and a fabulous beach picnic which consisted of sandwiches, potato chips, peaches, watermelon, pineapple, grapes, chocolate chip cookies of course, water, soda and ice cold beer...

The day was perfect. The water was warm and clear. The breeze off the ocean made the heat of the day tolerable and the people watching really couldn't get any better! I'm actually wondering why someone that is as white as snow, insists on putting oil all over their bodies. Especially in the hottest part of the day! We saw several of these Serious Sun Worshipers, that were as red as a child's wagon! Do they really think this is a good color for them?!




P.S. Have I mentioned that I love my beach umbrella...
XoXo,