Welcome to the Historical Fiction Online forums: a friendly place to discuss, review and discover historical fiction.
If this is your first visit, please be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above.
You will have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.
To start viewing posts, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

The best thing today

User avatar
diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 8:18 am

"MLE" wrote:The best thing today is my new granddaughter (first grandbaby) Haley Alexis. I'm pooped, I've been my daughter-in-law's labor coach (along with her mother) since the wee hours. Even if I got nothing on my schedule done, it's been a very productive day! :D :) :D



Congratulations to your family!!


Banana cake with choc chips in it is always good too! I have a mega easy recipe for that!
My Blog - Reading Adventures

All things Historical Fiction - Historical Tapestry


There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

User avatar
pat
Avid Reader
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 9:33 am

Congrats MLE!!

(On the banana cake hing, I make one with walnuts! Well, it is actually a bread, lovely with butter!)
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

User avatar
LCW
Compulsive Reader
Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 7:24 pm

"EC2" wrote:LCW If you have time I'd love to see the recipe.
My best banana cake of the one's I've tried so far is the one from Nigella Lawson's How To Be a Domestic Goddess. That one has rum-soaked dried fruit in it (except we don't like rum, so use whisky and it works fine).


That sounds delicious! I'll have to try that sometimes...although I think I'd prefer the rum over whisky. The Banana Peanut Butter cake came out delicious. It was so rich that I couldn't even finish a slice...and I can usually put some desert away, lol! It didn't look very pretty though because the frosting came out too thin. I used natural PB, the kind where you stir in the oil, and it was way too thin. I didn't adjust for that and added the amount of milk the recipe called for and the frosting literally made the layers of the cake start sliding off. It was sort of a mess. But at least it tasted good! Here's the recipe (The measurements are American but there are converters easily found all over the net.):

Cake:
3/4 C softened butter
2 C sugar
3 eggs
3 medium banana's, mashed and very ripe (I also added 1/2 tsp banana extract)
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 C all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 C butter milk (didn't have this so I used 2 tsp vinegar in one cup of milk)

Frosting:
6 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
3 tablesppons softened butter
5 1/2 C confectioners sugar
8-10 tablespoons whole milk
Peanut halves for garnish, optional

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well. In a seperate bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add eggs one at a time and beat well after each one, beat in banana's, add dry ingredients to wet alternately with buttermilk and mix well

Pour into 3 greased and floured pans, bake at 350 (F) for 25-30 min.

For frosting beat peanut butter and butter until smooth, add sugar 1/2 C at a time and mix well alternating with the milk until you get the right consistency. Garnish with peanuts if desired.
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

User avatar
SonjaMarie
Bibliomaniac
Location: Vashon, WA
Contact:

Postby SonjaMarie » Mon November 24th, 2008, 6:16 am

I hope it's not messing with me, but Amazon emailed me that the book "The Complete X-Files: Behind the Series, the Myths, and the Movies", which is my birthday present from my mom (my birthday was Aug 23), was mailed today. Last week they emailed me the delivery date was changed to sometime in Jan or Feb. Guess I'll find out in a few days if I'm actually get it or not!

SM
The Lady Jane Grey Internet Museum
My Booksfree Queue

Original Join Date: Mar 2006
Previous Amount of Posts: 2,517
Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
Full List Here: http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=114965

User avatar
Carine
Compulsive Reader
Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Contact:

Postby Carine » Mon November 24th, 2008, 6:43 am

"MLE" wrote:The best thing today is my new granddaughter (first grandbaby) Haley Alexis. I'm pooped, I've been my daughter-in-law's labor coach (along with her mother) since the wee hours. Even if I got nothing on my schedule done, it's been a very productive day! :D :) :D


Congratulations MLE !!
Beautiful name too !! I love it.

User avatar
pat
Avid Reader
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Mon November 24th, 2008, 11:47 am

Not one thing, just had a good day! Been a bit off colour lately, nothing I can put my finger on and I was about to go to the doctors but I feel so much better today so I will put it off for a while!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

User avatar
SonjaMarie
Bibliomaniac
Location: Vashon, WA
Contact:

Postby SonjaMarie » Tue November 25th, 2008, 10:49 pm

My "X-Files" book came today! After I read it, I'm going to try to sell it on Ebay and use the money towards something on Lady Jane for my collection, since I'm not really sentimental about books unless they're my books with Jane stuff in them, I just don't have the room to keep all the books I get.

SM
The Lady Jane Grey Internet Museum
My Booksfree Queue

Original Join Date: Mar 2006
Previous Amount of Posts: 2,517
Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
Full List Here: http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=114965

User avatar
nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Wed November 26th, 2008, 1:23 am

I know it's not the same Jane but do you know of any good books on Jane Seymour (mispelled maybe), I've seen books on all six wives and L. Gardners books but haven't seen any others on just her.

User avatar
donroc
Compulsive Reader
Location: Winter Haven, Florida
Contact:

Postby donroc » Wed November 26th, 2008, 1:50 am

Celebrated our 44th.
User signature picture

Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

http://www.donaldmichaelplatt.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6OtI&feature=channel_page

User avatar
SonjaMarie
Bibliomaniac
Location: Vashon, WA
Contact:

Postby SonjaMarie » Wed November 26th, 2008, 2:04 am

"nona" wrote:I know it's not the same Jane but do you know of any good books on Jane Seymour (mispelled maybe), I've seen books on all six wives and L. Gardners books but haven't seen any others on just her.


Nora: Go here and scroll down to the Jane Seymour books, hope you can find something you want:
http://www.bitterwisdom.com/ladyjanegrey/store/wives.html

SM
The Lady Jane Grey Internet Museum
My Booksfree Queue

Original Join Date: Mar 2006
Previous Amount of Posts: 2,517
Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
Full List Here: http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=114965


Return to “Chat”