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Grandmas Banana Bread
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
2 large eggs
4 very ripe bananas
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 Tablespoon flax seeds

1. In bowl combine flour, soda, nutmeg.
2. In seprate bowl mash bananas with fork, using same fork cream sugar and butter together mixing with bananas.
3. Add eggs, vanilla and milk to banana mixture stirring well.
4. Next add flour mixture to bowl with bananas slowing stirring together until just mixed.
5. Fold in walnuts and flax seeds until combined.
6. Spoon dough into greased loaf pan.
7. Bake at 350 for 45-60min. Bread is done when top is brown and when pierced in the middle with toothpick it comes out clean.

2-3 pound beef roast
1 pound of baby carrots (washed ready to eat)
1 1/2 pound of new potatoes (washed ready to eat)
1 large onion chopped
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt (to taste)
enough water to cover 1/2 of roast

1. Add roast to large oblong baking dish, cover roast with soup, smoothing soup over meat with spoon.
2. Lay bay leaf on top of roast, next cover meat with chopped onions, thyme, rosemary, pepper and salt.
3. Add just enough water to cover 1/2 of meat.
4. Cover baking dish with lid or tightly with foil.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 2 1/2 hours. Add carrots and potatoes, placing around roast, the last 30-40 minutes of cooking time. Cover pan and continue cooking until potatoes are fork tender.

Smoked Sausage and Potatoes
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
1 pound of beef smoked sausage cut into 1/2 inch slices
4 pounds russet potatoes peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
1 large yellow onion chopped
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 teaspoon black pepper (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt (to taste)
1/4 cup water

1. In small bowl combine sea salt, black pepper, thyme, dill, and paprika for seasoning mix.
2. Oil baking pan with olive oil.
3. Add layer of potatoes, onion, seasoning mix, smoked sausage, dabs of butter. Continue layering ingredients in same order.
4. Add water by pouring into one corner of pan.
5. Cover baking pan with foil.
6. Bake at 375 for one hour, or until potatoes are fork tender.

Grandmas French Toast
1 tablespoon canola oil
6 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
6 slices of bread

1. Whisk together eggs, milk and cinnamon, mix well and set aside.
2. Add oil to pan heat to low.
3. Dip bread into egg mixture, one slice at a time, submerging slice until it is completely covered in egg.
4. Add bread slices to pan, cook on med low until both sides are lightly brown.
5. Serve with real maple syrup and butter.
*Makes 3 tasty servings.


authorThyme To Eat is dedicated to my Mom, my Grandmother, and all the family who have shared their love of cooking with me.