I don't get that? Do they sneak gold into the pedals? Sounds like Giz and I are going to make the arrangements ourselves.
What I'd really like is something like this (sorry, this is a link to the source of the flower picture below, but you have to register for the site to actually view the picture), but in burgundy and with fewer flowers (maybe five).
Do you have any experience with flowers? If I were to do this myself, what price should I anticipate? Where would you suggest looking for square vases like this?
Now...for today's post. This recipe was inspired by both R, who seems to get very stressed at the sight of bananas turning black and Ben, who is hosting his third homemade event.
Peanut Butter Banana Bars
1 egg (or equivalent in egg substitute)
1/4 cup reduced-fat peanut butter
1 cup banana, ripe mashed (3 medium)
1/4 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons sugar substitute (I just used regular sugar)
1 cup flour (I used 50-50 whole wheat to all purpose flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 X 8 pan with butter flavored cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine egg, peanut butter and bananas. Mix well. Stir in milk. In a small bowl, combine sugar substitute, flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add to wet mixture slowly. Evenly spread battter into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Cut into 8 bars (I cut the portions into 16 - which would make pieces half the size of the pictures here). I also added chocolate chips. Not in the recipe - but how can you go wrong with peanut butter banana and chocolate chips?
NOTE: Make sure your sugar substitute can be used for baking.
Verdict - oh yeah baby. These are good. I had one and put the rest in the freezer for R's lunches. I was worried that it would lack sweetness, but it really doesn't.