This week Sunday Supper celebrates Grandparents Day! You’re invited to join in the fun!
Whether you have fond memories of cooking or baking with your grandparents or making memories in the kitchen with your grandchildren, I’d love to hear from you!
I’ve been blessed with both.
My Grammy was my rock. She was my buffer when my Mom and I got into it. You know how teens can be!
“Don’t worry, she’ll come around to our way of thinking,” she’d say with a wink.
So true. I wish I’d have had half her of her confidence.
Strangers saw a sweet, little old woman clad in a colorful cotton dress and apron. White hair combed back and bobby-pinned. Always smiling. The proverbial twinkle in her eye. That’s Gram and me on my first birthday and how I remember her most. I still have that cutting board with the teapot on it that was hanging on her wall.
She was all that but so much more. My Grammy survived the Great Depression, raised 10 kids and helped us 17 grandkids. She could cook anything from soups to chickens in those old enamel coated 4-gallon pots. If an army stopped by, she was ready to feed them!
Grammy always seemed to wear the same aprons and use the same old towels for potholders. Every Christmas I would buy her a new apron or set of tea towels. She smile and thank me but I never seemed to remember ever seeing them in use.
When Gram passed, we found an entire metal cabinet full of unopened packages of aprons, tea towels, potholders and flannel nighties. I guess we all wanted better for her. In typical Grammy style she lived by, “Less is more”.
I strive to be like her. I hope someday my granddaughter and grandson look back at me as fondly.
So today I want to share one of my favorite cakes from Grammy’s recipes.
Chocolate Chip Banana Cake!
Chocolate Chip Banana Cake turns those mushy over-ripe bananas into a moist, delicious dessert! Enjoy the nutritional benefits of bananas as a bonus. Believe it or not but ripe and over ripened bananas are higher in antioxidants and easier to digest than their less ripe cousins.
I had an uncle that lived with my grandmother. My uncle was sickly and had extreme digestion problems. He ate an overly ripe banana with a spoon every day. That was back in the 1970’s when doctor’s advised their patients to eat better to feel better.
I do love bananas in cream pies, breads, Bananas Foster Banana cake is great by itself too. I like it plain or with a handful of chocolate chips thrown in. Of course walnuts work too!
- 2 cups cake flour
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup eggs (2 small)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Add shortening, bananas and half the milk. Beat 2 minutes. Add egg and rest of milk.. Beat for about 3 minutes until smooth and aerated for a lighter cake.
- Stir in chocolate chips
- Pour into an 8x8-inch greased and floured pan. Bake at 350 until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (approximately 40 minutes)
- Cool completely in pan on wire rack before removing.
The more air in the batter produces a lighter cake. Cool completely before cutting.
Enjoy all these great recipes and grandparent stories as Sunday Supper celebrates Grandparents Day!
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- Chocolate Chip Banana Cake by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Chocolate Covered Cashews by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- German Applesauce by Magnolia Days
- Grandma’s Lemon Meringue Pie by The Freshman Cook
- Grandmas Raisin Bread by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Homemade Brotchen by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Irish Brack (fruit loaf) by Caroline’s Cooking
- Laura’s Old-Fashioned Prune Cake by Palatable Pastime
- Nana’s Million Dollar Cake by The Crumby Cupcake
- Nanny’s Tea Cakes by Whole Food | Real Families
- Nanny’s Raisin Filled Cookies by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Pop Pop’s Peanut Butter Fudge by Runner’s Tales
- Pumpkin-filled Cream Puffs by Brunch with Joy
- Summer Peach Cake by Pies and Plots
- White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake by The Redhead Baker
Savory Meals with Special Memories
- Busia’s Barbecue Sauce by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Gram’s Cajun Rice Dressing by Food Lust People Love
- Grandma’s Greek Salad by FamFriendsFood
- Grandma’s Polish Meatballs by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Grannies Clam Dip by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
- Individual Breakfast Fritattas with Vegetables by Delaware Girl Eats
- Nunney’s Super Mac N Cheese by Momma’s Meals
- Portuguese Stove Top Pork Roast by Family Foodie
- Potatoes Stroganoff by Cookin’ Mimi
- Shepherd’s Pie Quebec Style (Pate Chinois) by Curious Cuisiniere
- Taco Pie by Food Done Light
- The Best Boiled Peanuts by 30A Eats
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