Tuesday, April 7, 2009

bonus bread

We had breakfast for supper tonight. It's simple, kids love it, and I happened to have all the required ingredients...pancakes, sausage patties, bacon and pineapple. The bummer was that at my last trip to Aldi's I got crushed pineapple instead of chunks. I'm not sure how the kids would feel about a pile of mushed pineapple on their plate, so I was trying to think of a quick easy "crushed pineapple recipe" for dessert. I had marshmallows in the snack cupboard, so if I could find some cool whip in the freezer, we'd have "pineapple delight." No such luck, but while I was digging through the freezer, I found one last loaf of chocolate chip banana bread from the loaves I baked last fall. Bonus! I sliced it up on their plates (right next to the pile of crushed pineaple) and the kids went wild. I haven't baked any sort of sweet bread since the fall, so the kids were quick to suggest we make some more. (I hadn't told them, that while digging for cool whip I'd also found 3 bags of shredded zucchini from last years garden.) After supper was cleaned up, Emma, Charlie, Frank and Rose hung around the kitchen to help me throw together a triple batch of zucchini bread. We baked 7 large loaves. 4 for the freezer, 1 to share, and 2 left out to enjoy...probably be gone in a day or 2. The kitchen smelled wonderful!! Mmm...what might we be lucky enough to stumble upon tomorrow?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jamie-
My family and I love to pineapple-angel food cake. Just take a one-step angel food cake and add one large can of crushed pineapple(in its own juice) to it. Thats it!! Two ingredients!! Mix it and put it in an angel food pan and bake it like the directions suggest. It is awesome and soooo easy!!! And...it's also not that bad for you :)

jamie said...

anon~ thank you for the recipe!!! (and so I get it right...just a simple boxed angel food cake mix, and a can of crushed pineapple?! That's it?!) I can't wait to give it a try!!!

Anonymous said...

Jamie-
Yes...that's it!! Just to be clear-make sure you use the juice, also. Enjoy!!