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Cheers to a New Calendar Year!


"What got into you?" asked the Husband, looking across the table as I cracked walnuts.

"The bananas got browner just like you said would happen," I answered. We bought the bunch of organic bananas yesterday afternoon. I only wanted three bananas, but when I saw that the bananas were a bunch for a dollar, I couldn't bring myself to buy three bananas when I could purchase eight for the same price. Would you?

I don't remember if I fully answered the Husband's question. I recall that he went back to checking out Facebook so I must've said that I want the walnuts for making banana bread. Now I think I'll bake scones. Easier. Then I'll freeze the rest of the bananas. I found out I don't even need to peel, slice, or stick them in freezer bags. And when I want to use one or two for baking or smoothies, I simply microwave the bananas for a minute or two. Voila!

It's been a good new year so far. I've been very productive, too. Along with cracked walnuts, I've made a pot of New Years' beans and rice, wrote a couple of short pieces (I'm including this post), brought some books downstairs,  and envisioned a bit more about how the living room shall look. The Husband and I went down to the storage lockers and brought back a few boxes and things and looked in the attic to see what the Mama hid there. 

I know. What's gotten into me? The possibilities of the new year I suppose. Let's see what happens tomorrow.

May you all have peace, joy, and wonder in 2017!


To start the new year, I'm linking up with All Seasons, a joyful meme hosted by Jesh. Click here to check out the meme. Maybe you'd like to join in as well.



Comments

  1. Walnuts!!! For many years I'd visit my aunt & uncle in Tulare . . well, the house was in Tulare - the mailbox, just across the road was in Visalia. They invested in walnuts . . along with many of their neighbors. They had 40 acres . . . and neighbors had similar orchards . . . I was always given the raking task - there was a machine that shook the tree, walnuts fell to the ground, i could rake them away from the trees so another machine could pass by and gather the nuts - then they were sent to be sorted. i always enjoyed those times. Walnuts!!! How Grand. Terrific Days of 2017 - and waaaay beyond.

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    1. I love the sound of the name Tulare. I feel like I'm singing when I say it. Too-lair-ee. Too-la--rue-a-larie, too-la-rue-a-rye. Here we are in Too-lair-ee, a lovely lullabye. :-)

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  2. Happy New Year Susie, The Husband and The Mollie Cat,
    You have been industrious, we just sat around yesterday. eating nuts (including walnuts) and a selection of cheeses and grapes then the customary N.Y.'s day roast pork, husband cooked it, along with Chloe the Cat helping by winding herself around his legs until she got her usual slice of meat chopped into small pieces with a drizzle of gravy...spoiled cat or what ?
    The weather here is very cold -3 but a bright blue and sunny sky, may join the grandchildren in the local park later....
    Love n hugs,
    Di xxxx

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    1. Your first day of 2017 sounded delightful. Lucky Chloe the Cat. Today, the godmother had us over for a belated birthday meal for me. It was a lot of fun. xoxo

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  3. Happy New Year Susie, to you, the husband and Molly. The weather here is very frosty but lovely and sunny so I've been able to get out with the dogs, other than that it's been a very quiet time for me.

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    1. Happy New Year, Eunice! Quiet is nice, I say. :-)

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  4. Let me know how the banana bread tastes:) For our son (he's on All Seasons post this week) I made a banana dessert with vanilla wafers, chocolate and whipped cream- he got most of the 13 x 9 dish, since the rest of the family had moved on to less sweet desserts, lol!Thank you for sharing your experience with ALL SEASONS and wishing you and your hubby a bright and happy 2017, Susie!

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    1. Yummm, your banana dessert sounds yummmmmm. When I was a kid eating a slice of banana between vanilla wafers was one of my vices. This morning I baked banana, applesauce,and walnut scones. The applesauce substituted for fat. I added a bit too much milk so the scones were more like a bread pudding. Tasted great. I froze the rest of the bananas. I might experiment with a lemon poppyseed banana recipe.

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  5. So far I've read a book and played lots of card games. We took the out-of-town granddaughter and partner their Christmas goodie basket. We had a lovely New Years Day feast, several very deep conversations, and shoveled a good 25-30 centimeters of snow off the driveway, and ... :)

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  6. Best wishes to you for the new year!

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  7. Happy New Year and you started off with a bang! I wonder what you will find in the attic and in boxes. I always feel it is a treasure hunt.

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    1. Happy New Year, Birgit! The first four days were such a bang we didn't get up until 10 a.m. this morning. lol. We peeked into the attic the other night. Couldn't see much with the flashlight but at least there isn't as much stuff as I thought, Yay!

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  8. Wow! You are inspiring! We've been eating out so much with family and visiting friends that I haven't been in my kitchen much this season. Time to get back to healthy eating!

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    1. As long as I have yummy ingredients, including leftovers, I'm inspired to put them together.

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