|Mashing the Bananas|
Hazel is a good banana masher as well as a pretty good mixer. She also loves adding the ingredients.
|Mixing the dry ingredients|
|Beating the eggs|
|The completed batter|
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 60 min
|3 large banana(s), over ripe and mashed|
|1 1/2 cup(s) whole wheat flour|
|2 tsp baking powder|
|1/2 tsp baking soda|
|1/3 cup(s) sugar|
|1 tsp ground cinnamon|
|1/4 tsp ground nutmeg|
|1 pinch ground cloves|
|1/4 cup(s) ground flax seed meal|
|1/2 cup(s) uncooked rolled oats|
|1/3 cup(s) lard and vegetable oil shortening|
|1 cup(s) fat-free skim milk|
|2 large egg(s)|
|1/4 cup(s) chopped walnuts|
- Preheat oven to 350. Mix dry ingredients. Mash bananas and set aside. Beat eggs, then mix in shortening and milk. Then add banana. Add liquid to dry ingredients. Mix well. Stir in walnuts. Pour into a sprayed bread pan and back for 1 hour. Let cool 10 minutes in pan and then let cool on rack.
Then for dinner we put some chicken in the slow cooker. Since we had our usual Wednesday babysitter here, I didn't want to spend too much time cooking when I could be doing something else. We changed the salsa chicken recipe I have seen in cook books and heard at WW meetings. I wanted it a little more well balanced. I will serve this with rice tonight. Oh, and my chicken was frozen. Hopefully it cooks in time.
Hazel helped with this as well. I didn't let her touch the chicken, but she loved adding the vegetables, salsa and canned goods. And of course turning it on. Sorry I didn't take any pictures of this.
Salsa & Vegetable Chicken
Again, we all liked it. This Steve did tell me was good as well. So it got four thumbs up. We had it with rice but you could also serve it in a taco shell or tortilla. My little kitchen helper loves to help prepare all meals. Of course her favorite thing is to chop the vegetables now that I got her a cutting board and chopper. We seem to be eating a lot of zucchini now that she is chopping since it is easy for her to cut. Unfortunately, it is not one of our favorite vegetables here, but we are learning to love it.
|6 item(s) cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast(s)|
|1 cup(s) fat free salsa|
|2 cup(s) canned diced tomatoes|
|1/2 package(s) frozen mixed vegetables|
|1 1/2 cup(s) canned black beans|
- Mix all ingredients into slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 hours or if chicken breasts are frozen cook on high for an hour and low for 4 hours.
How do you let your kids help you in the kitchen?
Places I sometimes share.