Food Frenzy!

Yes, the lungs are acting up. And this has somehow spawned a cooking frenzy. Not that there's anything wrong with that!

Pictured: Asthmagirl's Super Moist Banana Bread, The Creekside Cook's Bean with Bacon Soup and Spicy Turkey Meatloaf!

The spicy meatloaf is a combination of 16 ounces ground turkey, 12 ounces spicy ground chicken sausage (Isernios), 2 eggs, quarter of a sweet onion-diced, 1/4 cup of finely diced carrots, 1 diced Telara roll (kind of like sourdough). I also threw in a little bit of whole wheat crust. I mix all that together with a good dollop of Sweet Baby Ray's bbq sauce until I get the consistency I want. For The Old Goat, I baked them in the mini pans for 30 minutes. They're perfectly sized for dinner when I don't feel like cooking and he wants something yummy.

The Moist Banana Bread is a family favorite! I mixed it by hand this time so no getting the big mixer out.

Start with 3 ripe, ripe bananas mashed in a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup butter melted, a squeeze of honey, 3 tbsp lowfat vanilla yogurt (can sub sour cream), 2 room temperature eggs and a tsp of vanilla. Combine and add dry ingredients: 1 2/3 cup flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt and 1 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar. Begin folding ingredients together. When barely mixed, sprinkle a handful of pecan halves over the top and finish folding ingredients until just combined. With the hand mixing, I like that I may get a bit of a chunk of pecan or banana. The wonderful thing about this recipe is that you can pull out the stand mixer and whisk the heck out this before adding the dry ingredients. Its good either way! This recipe can be baked in 4 of the small pans or a regular loaf pan. The small pans bake at 350 for 35 minutes or so. The loaf pan will take 50 minutes or so at 350.

So take a break from your wheezing...

Get in the kitchen and make some comfort food!

AG out!