Is it just me, or is this sidewalk made for us?
You're seeing this, right? I mean, I'm not just imagining that I have a giant letter 'Z' in my front yard, right?
Seriously so cool. Here's a wider shot to give you some context.
Our house is wrapped with a giant letter 'Z'. (Dan also pointed out it could be also be seen as a giant letter 'N', but I'm pretending he didn't really say that.)
We're—or rather, our contractor—is making steady progress our home improvement project. I will continue to share a few shots here and there as it progresses. Renovating nearly 100-year-old homes isn't without its surprises, and especially the ones that will cost more money than you planned to initially spend. Ay yi yi.
But at least we have insulation in our walls and a porch that won't sink into the ground. Soon to come? Front stairs and new siding.
Exciting stuff. Almost as exciting as sex muffins, but I think we can all agree that's gonna be a hard one to top.
Nevertheless, I share with you my revised and updated sex banana muffin recipe, which isn't mine at all, but I make it with an awful lot of love. Enjoy!
Jean Otteson's Banana Bread (or muffins!)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
8 oz (1 package) Philadelphia Cream Cheese (softened at room temp)
2 ripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/4 cups of sugar
2-1/4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Mix oil, sugar, bananas, cream cheese, eggs, vanilla until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Makes 18 muffins.
Each muffin is roughly 180 calories of deliciousness.
Option: sprinkle a little sugar on each muffin before baking to give it a nice little sugar crust.
Option two: Bake two loaves of bread in a greased, floured pan for 40 minutes.
Best eaten warm and often.