For me and my family, Christmas is a time of year when we show people that simple word in action. I use the adjective “simple” to describe love because it really is if you think about it. Love can’t be bought or sold it simply is a free gift that you can choose to give to another. Love is an action word..so put your love in action this season and if we could all do that all year round.. think about what kind of world we would have.
One way I like to show love is by cooking or baking something homemade and from the heart to share with others. This season I like most people will be doing a lot of that.
The other day I made my husband’s unit at work peppermint bark. That simple recipe can be found on this blog in-case you have never tried to make it before. It’s simple and easy.
One other recipe that I make usually around the holidays is Banana nut bread. It’s another easy recipe and is so good in the toaster oven or just cut up with some sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on top. Or if your a chocolate lover like myself spread some nutella right on top of a piece of banana nut bread it really hits the spot.
What ever you choose to do this Christmas Season choose to do it in Love and see how long you can keep sharing this free gift…as the saying goes be the change you would like to see in the world.
In Love, Jane
What you’ll need for Banana Nut Bread: (I double this recipe to get 2 loaves)
3 very ripe bananas, peeled
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup of sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose gluten free flour
1 cup of walnuts or if you don’t like nuts you could use chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C), grease a 4×8-inch loaf pan.
In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas until smooth.
Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the gluten free flour.
Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour(check at 50 minutes) at 350°F (175°C), or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Remove the banana bread from the pan. Slice and serve