Thursday, December 12, 2013

I Hear From Her At Christmas by Edna Jaques


I hear from her at Christmas,
And oh I am so glad,
To once again renew the warmth
Of friendship that we had,
Although she lives so far away,
We are still friends on Christmas Day.

She writes about her children,
And the way they're getting on,
What they are they fare,
And all but one is gone,
The house seems empty-like and bare,
Without their happy presence there.

She says that Dad is slowing up,
His hair is white as snow,
And sometimes I feel weary-like,
(We all get old you know)
But Christmas with its happy cheer,
Brings the old friends forever near.

And though she lives so far away,
We are old friends on Christmas Day.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Banana Pecan Nutella Muffins

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 medium ripe bananas
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium mixing bowl, mix flour, soda, powder and salt together.

In a large mixing bowl, mix mashed bananas, sugar brown sugar, egg, oil and vanilla.  Mix in dry mixture.  Fold in pecans.

Fill lined muffin pan 3/4 full.  Add a dollop of Nutella and with a toothpick swirl together.

Bake muffins for approximately 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.