Saturday, October 27, 2007

A girls night out and a few recipes to share

I went to a girls night out at the church last night. We all brought projects of our own to work on. I worked on a baby album as a gift for my new niece that we'll be having a baby shower for next month. It is a simple little book where the recipient can add a photo of the newborn and then a photo of the baby for each month of the first year. There is also a page at the end to record "baby's firsts."
We ate lots of goodies and it was a fun time. I enjoyed seeing what everyone else was working on too. I had a request to share the caramel popcorn recipe for the popcorn balls I brought last night to share.

Caramel Popcorn (from Desiree Reading)
Pop 2 bags of microwave popcorn and remove any unpopped kernel
In a sauce pan combine: 1 cube of butter, 2 cups brown sugar, 1 cup light corn syrup
Bring to a boil
Add: 1/2 can of sweetened condensed milk
Return to a boil
Pour over popcorn and mix well
Form into popcorn balls if desired

I was also telling Shelly about a easy and yummy recipe for banana bread last night and so I though I'd post that too. I picked this one up from the Real Simple magazine. I like to make it with vanilla pudding and since my kids don't like nuts, I never use them either.

Banana Nut Bread
1 box yellow cake mix
1 package Jell-O instant banana cream pudding and pie filling
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup veg. oil
2 ripe bananas, mashed
4 eggs
1 cup chopped pecans

Mix all the ingredients well. Pour into 2 large or 4 small greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 -45 min.


Wendy Sue said...

What a fun little album - your niece is very lucky! What font did you use for the quotes? Thanks for sharing the yummy recipes too! :O)

Shelly Brown said...

Yeah! I'm sooo happy to have both of those recipes! YUM! The album is DARLING...even more so in real life!

Shelly Brown said...

Oh, and p.s. I was shocked on Friday night when I got home and realized it was only 10 o'clock. I seriously thought it was 11 and I was like, oh man, I could have stayed another hour!!! duh!