Homemade Banana Bread

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Thank you so much for your comments on my last post about Reggio in the classroom.  I’ve been meaning to post this project for weeks, but now that I am working again, I find I spend much less time at the computer than last year when I was at home full time.  I must say, I do enjoy the balance of teaching with being at home.

When I’m at home I think a lot about two things:  cooking and cleaning.  Both which I come to resent at times, but I also enjoy both in the idea that I’m caring for and nurturing my family.  I remember when I was growing up, that I loved my Grandmother’s home so much.  She was always in the kitchen cooking and baking and she was always there to listen, visit and serve up a great batch of goodies.  Thinking of my Grandma, I thought I’d love to create a collection of our favourite everyday recipes.

If you are like me, you might have a cupboard that looks like this,

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With favourite recipes in it that look like this,

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This made me want to have a neat, organized book with all of our favourite recipes in one place. I thought a little binder would be great so we could keep adding recipes as we go.

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I thought I’d start our recipe book with one of the things we bake the most.  Banana bread.  We first got this recipe when Mark and I lived in Uganda and bananas (especially the small, sweet ones) were in abundance.  We have continued to bake lots of banana bread, because the kids love it and it’s a great way to use up those old bananas.  I’m not used to photographing food, so if you have any tips, please share…

I have been completely inspired by Molly Irwin’s style in her December Daily album and to my surprise, she has a new and very beautiful book that she just created here.  Now I’m so eager to learn more about digital scrapbooking!

Here’s another page for my recipe book that I’ve created:

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I’d like to show more pages as I make it and I’m excited to see how it turns out!

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