I can not take credit for the picture I borrowed it from my daughters blog. While we were playing Grandma and Grandpa we took our little buddy to see Up. This is exactly how we had him positioned between the two of us. I can honestly say I have not seen very many animated movies, I can count them on my fingers. Up is a Disney Pixar film and it was very enjoyable from start to finish. It is about an elderly old couple who has saved all of their lives to travel. When suddenly the woman passes away. The county tries to make the gentleman sell his house and he wont. All of his life he has sold balloons so he hooks his house up with balloons, and takes off not knowing he has a young boy as a stow away knocking at his front door. Typical Disney with the bad guys but a happy ending. I can honestly say I loved it. Our little buddy was perfect until the last 20 minutes darn those 30 minutes of previews.
We are trying to use up everything in the fridge. Still had a few very ripe bananas. I made these fun and healthy miniature muffins. Don't let their miniature size fool you. Loaded with flavor and crunch and high on the fiber. Perfect little low cal treat.Banana Bran Muffins
3 tablespoons canola oil or olive oil
1/4 cup dark honey
2 large egg whites
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup wheat bran
1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
2 tablespoon stone-ground cornmeal
2 tablespoons freshly ground flaxseed
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts toasted
1 teaspoon grated orange or lemon zest
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Lightly coast 16 miniature muffin cups with cooking spray.
In a bowl, whisk together the oil, honey, egg whites, bananas, and vanilla. Set aside.
In another bowl, combine the bran, flours, cornmeal, flaxseed, baking soda, and salt. Stir to mix well. Add the banana mixture and stir just to combine. Place about 2 tablespoons batter in each muffin cup. Bake until the muffins are puffed, golden, and firm to the touch 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Menu for the Week of December 21, 2014
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