Wednesday, June 26, 2013

RAK From Shirlee

Hello Friends,
I stopped at the post office on my way home from work yesterday and inside the mailbox was a surprise from Shirlee aka the Easily Influenced Stitcher.

Binx had to help me open the package.

Look at this fabulous pin cushion. I love it.

Lovely backing fabric. Thank you Shirlee!
After happy dancing around the house with my pincushion and finding the perfect place to display it, Rich and I had dinner.

See why I love these dishes?
Later in the evening I tried a new recipe. You slice and freeze bananas.

Then put them in the food processor and chop them up until it turns into something the consistency of soft serve ice cream.

We added some peanut butter and cocoa powder and ran the food processor some more.

And you end up with this. It was pretty yummy. I think next time I will try some vanilla and cinnamon .
I always have bananas in the house and make a loaf of banana brea once a week but this was another great way to use those bananas that are a little too ripe for Rich to eat.

Well I am going to bed. I have had 3 mentally exhausting day at work.
As always, thanks for stopping by and visiting.

Sweet Dreams!


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Krista said...

What a sweet surprise! It is so cute! Great idea with the bananas I will have to try it!

diamondc said...

Chris: What a lovely pin keep, love the backing material.
Your banana treat looks yummy, have you ever thought of the Chopped show on the Food channel you would do very well.
Your sandwich looks good.

Margaret said...

Lovely RAK! And that banana cream stuff looks delicious!

marly said...

Isn't her work wonderful? I've been seeing recipes similar to this with different flavors added. Need to give it a try!

Peggy Lee said...

Shirlee is a sweetheart for sure. The pin pillow is cute!
I need to go get some bananas. YUM!!

Mouse said...

lovely RAK you got and mmmmmmm sounds lovely and banana bread .... let me know next time you bake and I shall make the cuppas love mouse xxxxx

Annette-California said...

How sweet of Shirlee to surprise you with a beautiful gift. Love the pincushion she made you. Now I want to make banana bread:) love Annette

Karoline said...

What a lovely gift

butterfly said...

Lovely gift from sweet Shirlee.
That looks so yummy I am thinking you do like your food just like I do.
Hope you have a less stressful day today Chris.

cucki said...

Very sweet gift :)
Yummyyyy banana creamy...enjoy x

Julie said...

Super little surprise.

Anonymous said...

A very sweet pillow and the ice cream looks yummy (:

Vickie said...

I like your gift from Shirlee very much.
When I make banana bread I always add chocolate chips, we skip the nuts in this house.

Beedeebabee said...

What a lovely surprise, Chris! The pincushion is just adorable, and that banana creation looks so yummy. I hope things calm down for you at work soon. xo

Vera said...

What a great RAK Chris!! The pincushion looks beautiful. I'm going to have to try the banana recipe -- sounds great!!

Penny said...

What a lovely pincushion! And we love our little helpers don't we - what would we do without them?? :) Your banana dessert looks very refreshing and delicious!

Myra said...

Your little gift from Shirlee is fabulous! I will have to give that dessert a try. Have a great weekend! We need to plan a "date" for July. :o)

Heidi Kuijer said...

That frozen banana dessert sounds yummy. I think I will try it some time. I do not buy bananas like I used to as the prices here have gone out the roof for them. We just finished off a small loaf of banana bread which is a favorite of DH. I can make it that size with one banana.

So this week when Jos got back from working again in Belgium he went to his laptop case and said he brought me a surprise. Belgium is famous for its absolutely heavenly chocolate bonbons. Yes...I assumed that is what he would pull out of the case but guess what? It was a single banana to let ripen for banana I about fell off the couch laughing. He asked if I really expected chocolate...UHHH...YES. :-)

Hugs from Holland ~

Jackie said...

What a lovely RAK!

The banana "ice cream" looks interesting. I wonder if my nieces would like it? You use rip bananas? Free with or without the skin? They'll be here a week in July and I'm trying to figure out kid friendly kitchen activities and low processed snacks. This looks easy, fun, and delicious!