Last summer I picked two packs of these adorable little silicone cupcake molds.
You know, the ones you can bake in.
One day recently, I was in a local grocery store and I saw that Chiquita had boxes of banana
bread mix in the produce isle. I thought to myself as I examined the box, that certainly
Chiquita would only share the best mix recipe with us, since bananas are their specialty.
That on top of the fact that the recipe only required 2 ripe bananas, water and an egg, was
enough for me to pick up a box of the mix, knowing that the overly ripe bananas on my
kitchen counter would be the perfect needed ingredient. I did add 1 teaspoon of vanilla
to the mix, plus 3/4 cup of premium white morsels and 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts.
I filled each small silicone cup with the mix and baked according to instructions.
Look how cute these little guys are! I will store them in plastic containers and freeze
until Valentine's Day.
For fun I sprinkled some powdered sugar on this one.
Then added a touch of color by placing one of these pretty decorated gourmet
lollipops that I purchased by the checkout at Burlington.
I placed it in a clear cellophane bags and
added a small tag.
I froze them until I need a tiny gift that says "I care".
Cheaper than a card, and tastes much better:)
maybe add a tag like this one, especially if someone I know is going through a difficult time.
By the way, my husband and I both agree that this Chiquita mix is so delicious! Just in case
you ever see it in the produce isle of your grocery store.
If you don't really care about banana mixes, or silicone tea cups, you just might like this
picture that I received from my daughter recently. She said, "that her daughter (my grand-
daughter came downstairs in the morning, and told her mother that she is dressed to
go to school." In her pretend world, she was ready to go. I am sure this will bring a
smile to your Monday. A three year old with her own fashion statement.
Thanks so much for stopping by.