Monday, March 14, 2011

The Monday Recipe Blog

Hello - Spring is definitely on the way, and none too soon.  It's been a rough winter!

Hello, and happy March Monday! Here is a recipe that you will really like...

Lois Elaine Mueller's outstanding recipes from Michigan are featured right here every Monday. Her heyday was in the 1950's and 1960's, and her children swear she was the best cook that ever lived. Many baby boomers will remember these mouth-watering recipes, and these dishes are just as tasty today as they were in the sixties.

The don't grow bananas in Michigan, but Michigan people love to eat them, and the Mueller family was no exception.  And why not, the banana is one of the healthiest foods - a truly guilt-free treat!

Lois Elaine's Banana Cake:

1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1/4 t. baking powder
3/4 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1/4 c. milk
1 c. bananas, mashed
1/2 c. chopped nuts - any kind

Cream the shortening and sugar.  Beat in the eggs.  Add the flour, baking powder, soda and salt.  Then add the milk, bananas and nuts.

Bake in greased and floured pan at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes.


2 T. flour
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar

Thicken the flour and milk over heat.  Cream together the butter and sugar, add to the thickened milk and spread on the cake.

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