Monday, April 30, 2012

Woolie Mitch

Guess what?  Mom made a wool penny candle mat and she said that's me on there. Yup, that's my stub tail!   I'm surrounded by apples, my most favorite treat.  For those of you who don't know,  a macintosh is an apple and that's how Macintosh Mitch came to be.
 I was a supervisor in the kitchen today.  Last  weekend was dad's timber frame class and on Monday, the tour of barns.  Mom was left with over-ripe bananas and lots of orange juice.
She wondered if there might be a banana bread recipe out there that used oj.  BINGO!

I got to lick the spoon!
 Orange Banana Bread~

Mash 1  1/2 bananas (about 2/3 cup) with 3/4 cup sugar.  Add 1  1/2 Tablespoons vegetable oil and 1 egg.  Then add 1/3 cup orange juice and mix well.
Add 1  1/2 cup flour, 3/4 teaspoon baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a sprinkle or two of cinnamon.
The recipe called for 1/2 cup chopped walnuts but mom used 1/2 cup of chocolate chips instead.
Bake 325 degrees for about an hour in an 8 X 4" loaf pan. 
It was moist and yummy and dad gave it a 10!

I'll help you out in the kitchen anytime you say, mom!

So until next time............

Love ya lots,


Finn said...

Yum, licking the spoon is the best part! That mat looks great too!

Unknown said...

That's a pretty mat and I love apples too but my mom said she likes your mom's recipe and she is going to make it tomorrow if she can get some bananas.


Unknown said...

Yahoo licking the spoon is the best! This sounds delish!!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

What a khreative and tasty post!!!

I like to help khlean the spoons and spatulas too!!!

Mom says she's going to STAR this post and save the recipe fur it looks khwite yummy!!!


Sweet William The Scot said...

Mitch ~ You make me hungry. I love apples also.
Sweet William The Scot

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Mitch, looks great. I bet it tasted even better.

Remington said...

The wool penny candle mat is AWESOME! You mommy is very talented! That sure looks yummy, my friend!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

That receipe sounds great. Mommy likes how you substituted the Chocolate Chips for nuts. You make a great chef!!!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

That recipe sounds sinful!!! SOO good!!!! To die for !!!
Love your candle mat!!! You are a smart girl!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I LOVE that candle mat your mom made!!!
It is just PERFECT of YOU. I don't think you should cover it up with a candle though.
Now I did NOT know that you were named fur MACINTOSH Apples.. THAT is so cool to know.

Bassetmomma said...

That candle mat is awesome! I love banana bread too! I just made banana muffins this morning! You sure were lucky to be there to lick the spoon!

Gus Dagger said...


that bread looks wonderful. I am gonna try it with boooo berries, they are my fave!

let ya know


Teddy Bear said...

Your Mom did an amazing job on your candle mat, Mitch. We love it! And we can't wait to try out her oj banana bread recipe.:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

3 doxies said...

What a beautiful candle mat. Actually, I didnt knows you was named afters apples.

My mum likes naner bread...I hope hers will makes dis fur me...I mean fur her.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We can hardly wait to try that banana bread!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ivy

Sue said...

You're lucky that your Mom is so creative. We like banana bread but Mom hasn't made any in a long time. Maybe we'll go ask her to bake today.
Morgan and the Porties

Bocci said...

Yum, that bread looks delicious, Mitch-someone there sure can bake! Parental Unit needs to bake her usual double batch of banana bread (she puts a squeeze of lemon in hers...)

violett said...

You have a very creative mom.
I hope you know that!
Lots of Love
Mischka with Gianni

Clive said...

We love banana bread so we are definitely going to try that recipe out!

take care
Clive & Murray

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Supervisor AND TASTER! What a great job. Sign us up, too.

We'll have to try that recipe.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

The Army of Four said...

Mitch! It looks just like you!!! It's just beautiful!
And yum! Spoon-licking is the best!

Winston said...

You Lucky Boy, you got to LICK the spoon..YAY!!!!!

Tell Your Mom..that my Mom... said she is very talented..LOVED the candle mat!!!

Niamh said...

What a nice little mat! I like apples too Mitch but not Mac as they are a bit too tart for me. I prefer Fujis! Your mom is quite the baker. Glad you got to help.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

julee said...

Mitch, You're mom is so talented. Crafts and food...that's talent!

I also liked your hiking pictures. Beautiful place.

Violet Mae

Lorenza said...

Your mom did a pawesome job with yur wool penny candle mat! Beautiful!
Aaaaand.... cooking with your mom...
that is grrreat, right???
Kises and hugs

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We do love banana bread but we have never had it with oj. We don't think we have ever had an orange or oj. But we will take your word for it, Mitch, must be really delicious.

Your mom is so creative - that candle mat is really nice.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Two French Bulldogs said...

Your mom sure is talented! Also in that kitchen, yum
Benny & Lily

Tweedles -- that's me said...

you are so lucky- to lick that spoon of that yummy bread!

Wyatt said...

The candle mat is SOoooo cute, but we are obsessed with the baked goods right now...YUM!!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Ina in Alaska said...

I just LOVE the wool penny candle mat. So pretty!! Never been a fan of banana bread but the baking dish it is in is fantastic!!! Probably smelled wonderful during baking!! xoxo

The Thuglets said...

Mitch you banana brea looks absolutely wicked! Dalicious! We are drooling ere!
Have a good day.
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Ziggy Stardust said...

Mitch, I love licking the spoon! Mommy says thanks for the recipe and she loves the idea of the chocolate chips cause me Sister is allergic to nuts.

Loveys Sasha

Eileen said...

You have a very clever Mom Mitch. Licking the spoon is the best bit of the baking :-)

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Mitch, we wondered where your name came from. Thanks for letting us know. We love apples too and always eat too many in summer. Mum's drooling over your cake recipe. Your mum is very clever. the candle mat is wonderful especially cause its got you on it! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

fromsophiesview said...

Bingo Bango Bongo...banana bread...the bestest in all the world...Mitch is the luckiest doggy south of the border and that's not Mexico way either...just the Canadian!

Jack & Moo said...

Mmmm, that bread looks yummy! We're going to woo at mom to make some here, too! We love your mom's wool penny candle mat - furry cool!

jack & moo

Cassie said...

Okey dokey Mitchie...The banana bread looks great, but I'm really interested in how your mama made the penny mat. Could you have her send me a note with the instructions?? I have always wanted to felt. That mat is fabulous.

WE like the nummers cake the best!!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

KB said...

You lucky dog, Mitch! Licking the spoon is awesome!

Archie and Melissa said...

oh my gosh!
the penny woolie mat is beyond amazing!

i soooo adore it, i cannot even tell you and you got fresh banana bread too!

oh my gosh!

how wonderful!