In our household, our roles and duties are strictly delineated. I do all the cooking. My husband mows the lawn and shovels the snow. I do all the laundry. My husband changes the Diaper Genie (I actually refuse to learn how so that I’ll never have to do it). I do all the grocery and household shopping. My husband builds and fixes all the things. This arrangement may seem traditional but it works for us. When I cook, I’m basically cooking for him and when he builds things, most of the time it’s something for me. Like when I found an old secretary’s desk for sale for $80, and he refinished it for me for Christmas.
Or like when I said I needed a beer caddy so I can bring a few beers out to the deck, he built me one and he even let me choose which stain colour I wanted.
And when I said I had no wine storage, he built me a wine rack for above the fridge, complete with a stained glass backing that lights up. I mean, what else can a girl ask for?!
I have never attempted to crossover into any of his duties. I wouldn’t know how to start the lawnmower, I don’t know how to open the Diaper Genie, and I don’t know which shovel to use to shovel the snow. But sometimes, the husband surprises me and cooks or bakes in the kitchen. For my collection of recipes, I have a few of my favourite cookbooks of all time stored in my pantry, and this blog serves as my diary of personal recipes. For him, he has this tattered grey plastic covered notebook that he keeps in the garage, and there are a few of his favourite recipes jotted down in there. I have no idea where he got these recipes from – he says they are either from his mom or from some random place on the Internet.
Anyway, he decided to make a banana bread the other day and it was sooooo good. I was pretty impressed! It was super moist, and it was the perfect snack to have with my morning coffee. Although I appreciate his efforts in the kitchen, this doesn’t mean that I’ll be learning how to change the Diaper Genie any time soon!
Husband's Banana BreadPrint Recipe
- 1 cup ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup margarine at room temperature
- 1 1/3 cups white sugar
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour loaf pan.
Combine banana and sour cream. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time and then stir in the vanilla and banana mixture.
Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl; stir into the banana mixture.
Spread the batter evenly into prepared loaf pan.
Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the centre of the bread comes out clean.