Friday, April 10, 2009

Dinner and a Movie Friday

I know what you are thinking why would you go to this movie. Hey sometimes we have to do what we don't want to do. I can honestly say I have never been to a Fast & Furious movie before. I can't say I haven't watch bits and pieces of all of the previous Fast & Furious on TV. It was really entertaining from the first minute of the movie. Paul Walker had my attention when he took his dogs across Alaska in Eight Below. He is back again with Vin Diesel and that deep voice of his. Michelle Rodriquez and Jordana Brewster are also back. Boy the action is intense. Women if the hubby or boy friend wants to go check it out you can make it . Or just send the boys and go have a peddi. The entire audience was high school boys except little old me. It is rated PG13.

I have to thank the hubby for today's bread he makes this about once a week by requests. I have never made this recipe before. I will say I haven't had banana nut bread with this much flavor ever it always comes out perfect. Check out all of the spices he puts in.

Mikes Bayou Banana Nut Bread

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add combined dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with bananas, mixing well after each addition. Stir in nuts. Pour into greased and floured 9x5 inch loaf pan Bake at 350 F for 55 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


Cheryl said...

So glad you liked the movie, looks cheesy but with fast cars whoo hoo! I love the recipe, lots of yummy spices!

Mary said...

That Mike is a talented fellow. This sounds absolutely delicious.

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds wonderful.. all those spices with banans, mmm. Lucky girl!

stephchows said...

Too funny about the movie :) At least there are some cute guys in the movie to look at ;)

Pam said...

I love fresh banana bread slathered with butter - yum!

teresa said...

Mmmm, I love banana bread, this looks awesome!

Reeni♥ said...

I saw Fast and Furius I and II, I hated I and loved II. Paul Walker is so cute! Mike's Banana bread looks scrumptious, love all the spices!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I don't think my husband could bake ANYTHING...or at least that is what he is telling me...WAIT!! Maybe he's been lieing to me for 38 years! LOL

Tami said...

Wow! Tell your hubby that his bread looks fantastic!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love banana nut bread. that comfort food from the heart. You are so luck your husband bakes! This bread looks wonderful!

Claudia said...

Banana bread lasts ten minutes in our house. I think I shall enlist my husband! This looks wonderful and I am staring at bananas on the table...