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May 5, 2014

Amish Cook finds use for overripe bananas

We are still in the process of getting everything cleaned for our upcoming church services that we will host on May 4, Lord willing. Council meeting was set for that day, so lunch will be served during the service. We usaully have two tables set and people turn turns coming to eat over the noon hour.

We made 30 pounds of noodles from our own eggs. Chicken noodle soup will be on the menu that day. Our plans also include to have the youth singing in the evening and serve supper to them all, plus some of the families from our church. It will be a long day but I am happy to take our turn.

A lot of people are planting early garden things and I am hoping to find time to do that yet. We are enjoying dandelion greens fixed with a homemade sour cream and hard boiled eggs. It is always a treat to Joe and I but not many of our children came for them.

Recently Mose (Susan's friend) brought his brother Freeman, 15, and his little 3-year-old nephew, Loren, to spend a day here. Benjamin and Freeman enjoy their time together fishing and playing ball. They always enjoy spending time together. Loren wanted so bad to come to Susan's house. She spoils him and has lots of fun taking care of him.

Son Kevin, 8, was excited to have someone younger than himself in the house. Lovina, Kevin and Loren colored eggs for Easter and also had fun hiding some and taking turns finding them. They took Loren on pony rides and he seemed to really enjoy his time here.

God's blessings to all. Our family doesn't like overripe bananas. Here is a good way to use them!

BANANA MUFFINS

3 large bananas

1 large egg

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 1 /2 cups flour

3 /4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 /2 teaspoon salt

1 /3 cup melted butter or margarine

Mash bananas, add sugar and slightly beaten egg. Add melted butter and stir. Add dry ingredients, mix well and pour into greased muffin tins. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.

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