OM :: The Banana Bread

Many of the blogs I read usually have beautiful photos of stylized objects. I try to make this blog as pretty as possible without compromising reality. This photo ain’t pretty, but the action behind it was.

My husband was home with our 4yo and it was that time of day for whining and possible melt-downs. He snapped the 4yo out of his “mood” by suggesting they make banana bread. In partnership, they created this wondrous pan of mess. Oh, my poor oven…

As I walked in later with our older boy, I had to take a breath and just let it go. I found the humor and ran with it. What would getting upset accomplish anyway?

I’d like to tell you that the banana bread was delicious despite it’s appearance, but I can’t. I will tell you that it’s time to purchase some new loaf pans. Any recommendations?


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If you’d like to participate in OM, just click the button and you’ll be taken to Linda’s post explaining it all.

5 Responses to OM :: The Banana Bread
  1. Laura (@Curry_Kay)
    July 2, 2010 | 9:43 am

    Ha, that’s wonderful! My husband once made a loaf of banana bread when I was traveling (we had an overflowing freezer of bananas). He was so proud of himself for “tweaking” the recipe. I still can’t tell him that it didn’t taste very good!

    Banana bread made with good intentions will always be delicious (in one way or the other!)

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  3. Angie
    July 2, 2010 | 12:01 pm

    This post was the PERFECT way to kick off my day. I love it! Good for him for trying. I know those 4 y.o. moods. Sometimes a loaf pan and a few bananas must be sacrificed.

    This reminds me of the time I was DONE and left the kids (ages 1 and 3 at the time) with my husband. I had made them oatmeal before I left. When I came home there was oatmeal on the ceiling!!

  4. Linda @alamodestuff
    July 3, 2010 | 10:09 am

    LOL, I was expecting a yummy recipe and was so pleased to see this beautifully deformed loaf of bread. It is great that your husband and son attempted to make this together and a shame it didn’t turn out. But the experience is all that matters here! You’ll all laugh about it for years to come.

    I’ve purchased some great pans from Home Goods (TJ Maxx). Also, for a really easy recipe that can’t be messed up, have the guys try this one using Bisquick: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/banana-nut-bread/987a8437-68af-4434-a474-152d9329251e It’s super moist and easy!

    Cyn Reply:

    Ha! Glad I surprised you. Baking seems to diffuse many a meltdown. Thanks for the shopping tip and the recipe. I’ll be sure to pass it along to the menfolk.

OM :: The Banana Bread

Many of the blogs I read usually have beautiful photos of stylized objects. I try to make this blog as pretty as possible without compromising reality. This photo ain’t pretty, but the action behind it was.

My husband was home with our 4yo and it was that time of day for whining and possible melt-downs. He snapped the 4yo out of his “mood” by suggesting they make banana bread. In partnership, they created this wondrous pan of mess. Oh, my poor oven…

As I walked in later with our older boy, I had to take a breath and just let it go. I found the humor and ran with it. What would getting upset accomplish anyway?

I’d like to tell you that the banana bread was delicious despite it’s appearance, but I can’t. I will tell you that it’s time to purchase some new loaf pans. Any recommendations?


:::

om [one moment] meet up
OM is *one moment* and is a meetup designed to notice & relish a moment in everyday life. The meetup idea was created by Linda at her blog, a la mode stuff.

If you’d like to participate in OM, just click the button and you’ll be taken to Linda’s post explaining it all.

5 Responses to OM :: The Banana Bread
  1. Laura (@Curry_Kay)
    July 2, 2010 | 9:43 am

    Ha, that’s wonderful! My husband once made a loaf of banana bread when I was traveling (we had an overflowing freezer of bananas). He was so proud of himself for “tweaking” the recipe. I still can’t tell him that it didn’t taste very good!

    Banana bread made with good intentions will always be delicious (in one way or the other!)

  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by RiverDog Prints, RiverDog Prints. RiverDog Prints said: Blogged:: OM :: The Banana Bread – Many of the blogs I read usually have beautiful photos of stylized objects. I tr… http://ht.ly/17YoBh […]

  3. Angie
    July 2, 2010 | 12:01 pm

    This post was the PERFECT way to kick off my day. I love it! Good for him for trying. I know those 4 y.o. moods. Sometimes a loaf pan and a few bananas must be sacrificed.

    This reminds me of the time I was DONE and left the kids (ages 1 and 3 at the time) with my husband. I had made them oatmeal before I left. When I came home there was oatmeal on the ceiling!!

  4. Linda @alamodestuff
    July 3, 2010 | 10:09 am

    LOL, I was expecting a yummy recipe and was so pleased to see this beautifully deformed loaf of bread. It is great that your husband and son attempted to make this together and a shame it didn’t turn out. But the experience is all that matters here! You’ll all laugh about it for years to come.

    I’ve purchased some great pans from Home Goods (TJ Maxx). Also, for a really easy recipe that can’t be messed up, have the guys try this one using Bisquick: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/banana-nut-bread/987a8437-68af-4434-a474-152d9329251e It’s super moist and easy!

    Cyn Reply:

    Ha! Glad I surprised you. Baking seems to diffuse many a meltdown. Thanks for the shopping tip and the recipe. I’ll be sure to pass it along to the menfolk.