Well finally the feeling of Fall has hit southern Italy these past few weeks and I love it! I came down with a really bad cold last week but I'm feeling much better now. I had such a lovely and relaxing weekend. I didn't do anything exciting but it was just nice to stay at home and relax. Mr. Amore and I fixed things up around the house, I cleaned as I usually do on Saturday mornings, and then I went for a run and took in the fresh autumn air. I don't run on a regular basis but I like to on the weekends when the weather is nice.
I decided I was in the baking mood over the weekend and I happened to have 4 very ripe bananas laying around that I was probably never going to eat so I made some delicious Banana Nut Bread so that they wouldn't go to waste. I've been having a slice every morning with my coffee and I love it.
I love banana nut bread. I have some Italian readers that follow my blog so before you say ...boring another banana nut bread recipe... let it be known that this is a very typical American recipe so I'm happy to share it with my International friends.
Silvana's Banana Nut Bread Recipe
4 ripe bananas
400 grams of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
50 grams of walnuts
50 grams of butter
120 grams of sugar
It's a simple recipe, it's delicious and your house will smell great.
Mash up the bananas with a fork and mix in the ingredients. That's it. Complicated, no? I like to add the walnuts last and keep them whole. I prefer them that way but you can chop them up if you like.
Grease and flour your baking pan and bake for about 25 minutes at 200°C.
...and there you have it...
On a different note, I still haven't done much fall decorating but the pictures my mom sent of the pumpkin patch ride my sister and her friends went on have put me in the fall mood so hopefully soon I'll show you my fall decorations....better late than never right?
Fall in Pennsylvania is just gorgeous. Here are some pictures of the beautiful pumpkin patch my sister visited. I so wish I could have been there with her.
Those ladies in the back (including my mother) are angels on earth. They are so good with all of the children. It puts my heart at ease and I thank God everyday for the care they give these children.
This looked like such a fun place to visit. I wish we had a place like this in Italy.
The farm is called AGA Farms and here is the link if you're in the area and would like to visit.
I guess I'll just have to make due visiting through Face Time calls from across the Pond!
Have a great week ahead and God Bless!