Peh-CAHNS

While I’m working on whittling down my “30 before 30” list (which may just become a bucket list), I gave Norm a trim. She has had an emo haircut complete with eye-blocking side bangs for a few weeks now and was in desperate need of a beard trim. She kept getting snow chunks caught in her beard.

I also made a couple of batches of candied peh-CAHNS, one of my favorite sweets.

  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cp sugar (I prefer brown)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lb peh-CAHNS

Whisk together the egg white and liquid ingredients. Add the peh-CAHNS and coat them. Then add the sugar, cinnamon and salt. Mix well and bake at 250F for 1hr. Then TRY not to dig in and eat ALL of them. Soooo tasty.

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Banananana Bread and a Brontosaur

Update on Phase 3! It is no longer Phase 3! We have successfully made it to Phases 4 and 5, 4 being “Lookie! Lookie!” and 5 being a combination of “Awww” and “WTF is that?” (common sentiment I have with most newborns). Thus far, our experiment has yielded one blue alien creature, a lovely brown and yellow lizard and even a delightful baby brontosaur!

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While I’ve been catching up on my Criminal Minds and Backstrom episodes today, I HAVE managed to be somewhat productive by finishing some laundry and baking some banananana bread. I used this recipe.

Best Bananananana Bread

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 bananas, finely crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs and crushed bananas.
  3. Combine well.
  4. Sift together flour, soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Add vanilla.
  5. Pour into greased and floured loaf pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.
  7. Keeps well, refrigerated.

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Ugly loaf, yes. Moist deliciousness? Oh yeah. I’m sure there are other great recipes out there, but this is one of my faves since it comes out soft and keeps well in aluminum foil for several days.