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For Shadow Shot Sunday, one day while taking a stroll after a delicious brunch at Kingston”s Main Street Bakery and coffee shop, I happened to see this black cat. He was taking a stroll, too! See below for Scenic Sunday.
Here’s my photo for Scenic Sunday! The tree looks pretty with little pillows of snow and leaves.
Revisiting a recent Sunday in October, we had an unusual snowstorm that caused many trees in the Northeast to collapse from the combination of the weight of the leaves still on the trees and the heavy snow. This caused extreme power outages in many towns and surrounding states. People resorted to using candlelight at night and flashlights at night. At our house, the power was out for 3 days and nights.
I recalled with humor, the children’s book, ” Twas the Night Before Christmas” and the true meaning of one of the lines. The line that came to mind was, ” And I in my kerchief and mama in her cap had just settled down for a long winter’s nap when my husband and I went to bed with winter hats on because of the lack of heat in the house.
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Comments are always appreciated. Please take the time to tell me what you think of these photos. Thanks to fellow Shadow Shot Sunday/ Scenic Sunday / and Sunday Favorites meme for stopping by and visiting me. I’ll visit yours as soon as I can.
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Sunday Favorites” Information
“Sunday Favorites”…. A New Sunday Meme!!!
Hello my friends! I hope that you’re having a super Sunday!
“Chari” Of “Happy to Design” blog thought that it might be fun to dedicate Sundays to a “re-run” of a favorite blog post!
“Sunday Favorites” is designed to give bloggers an opportunity to share, once again, one of their favorite posts! She loves this idea!!! So many fabulous posts have been published…and regrettably, forgotten about…they have been buried under a myriad of previous posts. She believes these fabulous posts deserve a second showing!!!
Here’s Sunday meme( begun in 2009)…”Sunday Favorites”…where we can repost a favorite! Many of you have been blogging for years and you have published some really great posts…it would be so nice to share them again!
Cranberry Banana Bread with Orange sauce
********[Originally posted in 2009] ***********
Delicious fruited bread to eat on a Saturday morning or to serve for a brunch or afternoon tea.
Bake the night before plan to serve it.
Cranberries were probably first known as crane berries because cranes living near cranberry bogs fed on the fruit. Later they were dubbed “bounce berries” because by the way ripe berries jump if dropped (bruised ones stay put).
The marshy waters of Cape Cod are a prime source of this native wetland berry and they are also in southern New Jersey.
CRANBERRY BANANA BREAD WITH ORANGE SAUCE
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 beaten eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup coarsely chopped cranberries
3/4 cup mashed ripe banana
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
In a mixing bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.
In another bowl stir together eggs, sugar cranberries, banana, oil, and orange peel. Ad to flour mixture, stirring just until combined.
Pour batter into greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes.
Remove from pan;cool on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight. Serve with Orange Butter.
Makes 1 loaf(18 servings).
In a small mixing bowl beat 1/2 cup margarine or butter with an electric mixer til softened. Add 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel, 1 tablespoon orange juice, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla.
Beat until smooth.
173 calories, 2 gram protein, 22 gram carbohydrate,9 gram total fat,(1 g saturated), 24 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 53 mg potassium
Heritage of America cookbook, copyright 1993.
Better Home and Gardens.</strong