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Monday, August 5, 2013

Smokey & New Fires ~ Crockpot Banana Bread ~ Waffled Grilled Cheese

8 + 5 = 13                                         (8/5/2013)

Good 54ยบ already smokey morning. UGH. 

You can see the smoke making the mountain back of me hazy. (1:30pm yesterday) Still not letting Dude do his morning run.

Red Cross shelters in Grants Pass and Glendale have closed.

Red Cross volunteers will continue to distribute face masks and water at the Josephine County Fairgrounds and roving groups of volunteers will be handing these items out in the communities of Merlin and Cave Junction.

Firefighters continue to fare well against the Brimstone Fire that is burning 10 miles northwest of Merlin and they now have the blaze 60 percent contained. The fire has burned 2,298 acres in total and firefighters have the fire 100 percent lined and are continuing to bring hose into the fire to continue mop-up. 660 firefighters are on scene with 31 engines and 7 helicopters.

Updates from ODF.... new fires in Oregon...

And this morning looking east before the sun makes it's appearance... smokey.

Hi Mom, whatcha doin'??

Yesterday I noticed I had three bananas that were getting over ripe. I don't like to eat them that way. Sat down at my computer and an email popped up from a blog I follow on Crockpot Banana Bread.....using 3 over ripe bananas!!! Fate.

So I made the banana bread! Here is her recipe... I have two crockpots, a 3 quart and a 6 quart... I used the 3 quart. I didn't have any dark corn syrup, so I used molasses. I sprayed the crockpot with cooking spray instead of "greasing and flouring" it. And I added about a cup of chopped pecans!

I found this recipe at

Crockpot Banana Bread

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
2 tbsp dark corn syrup
3 ripe bananas, well mashed

Grease and flour a 4 1/2 quart crockpot. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a small bowl, set aside. Cream butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Slowly add sugar, eggs, corn syrup, and mashed bananas. Beat until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture.

Pour into crockpot, cover and cook on high for 1 1/4 to 1/2 hours or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let cool, then invert bread onto serving plate.

OMG it's soooooooooooo good!!!!


I ate this piece before dinner..... dessert before dinner! Mmmm.... so had a small bowl of leftovers for the meal. LOL


Historically this date...

1884 – The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid on Bedloe's Island (now Liberty Island) in New York Harbor.

1914 – In Cleveland, Ohio, the first electric traffic light is installed.

1949 – In Ecuador, an earthquake destroys 50 towns and kills more than 6,000.

... Good Lord!

1957American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage "baby-boomers" by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network.

1981Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers who ignored his order for them to return to work.

And births this date include....

1911Robert Taylor, American actor (d. 1969)

1930Neil Armstrong, American astronaut (d.2012)

1935John Saxon, American actor

1946Loni Anderson, American actress




All I know. Happy Monday. Nuff said. Going to stay indoors and away from the smoke!! Ciao.

xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 5th
National Waffle Day


Remember, cook the cookie dough in the waffle iron and make waffle cookies! Or that cheese sandwich, instead of grilling it, cook it in the waffle iron for a cheese-sami waffle!