1. Dryers eat socks (resulting in M.S.S. missing sock syndrome)
2. When socks hang out together they keep their shapley figures (if you were put in a hot dryer and spinned around every week for an hour....how do you think you would look?)
Last Friday, I wore my charcoal grey socks around the house. I took them off , rolled them up and placed them next to my bed at night and when I woke up in morning they were GONE. I searched all over my room to find them to no avail. How did this happen? I couldn't blame the usual suspect DCL (Denise Cleaning Lady) because she was in the house the prior day. I couldn't accuse the kittens because they wouldn't play with a toy that is larger than a mouse. All I knew was....my grey socks were no longer visible to the human eye. Where are my socks?....to be continued.
1 1/2 cups bananas, mashed, ripe
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 1/8 cups sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, softenened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups icing sugar
Preheat oven to 275°. (yes 275...this is not a mistake)
Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.
In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla.
Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk (I never have buttermilk so if you don't feel like running out to get some just put in 1 1/2 tbls of lemon juice into the 1 1/2 cups of milk)
Stir in banana mixture.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake very moist...I am not kidding.
For the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Add icing sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high speed until frosting is smooth.
Spread on cooled cake.
As you can see by the above recipe it's not a ONE bowl task to complete. I think I had about 8 dirty dishes out on my counter when all was said and done. Totally worth it but a huge clean-up to contend with. I then go hunting for my faithful finger protectors....they are not in their usual place. I look in the cupboard ....not there. I pull open the drawers ....not there. I walk into the laundry room....and spot ONE orange glove sitting on top of the wash bucket. It's match is nowhere in sight. Now I start to panic. I can't possible do a ONE GLOVE WASH JOB. Where is my other glove? ....to be continued.
Fast forward to Thursday. I leave a little note for DCL to ask her to search for my orange rubber gloves.
How are you? Hope you had a nice week.
Would you happen to know what happened to my orange rubber gloves?
If so, let me know.
Thank you ! :)
When I returned home from work that night I walked into the kitchen and spotted my gloves. Laid on the counter...with my note tucked inside two of the fingers.
I didnt' wear the gloves.
I probably got distracted and put them in the bucket
with the other cleaning stuff.
sorry about that....
First of all.....if you have read prior stories you will remember that DCL is always distracted because she talks on her cellphone all day and works with one hand. Secondly, she loves making me crazy by sabotaging the showerhead, hiding things and throwing things out that are not really garbage. She did however redeem herself this week. I have to hand it to her ......not only did she produce my orange gloves, she also found my charcoal grey socks and put them on my bed! Two cold case mysteries solved in one week. Now I just have to teach her to throw out the PICKLES.