I’m from Tennessee, y’all. I’ve lived here most of my life. One reason I love it is because we get to enjoy four true seasons of the year here. It gets hot in the summer & cold in the winter. And every once in a while it snows. This is not a big deal to those of you who live north of the Mason-Dixon Line, but let me explain what happens here when a weatherman mentions there could be snow. The local TV stations begin the frenzy by dropping the words “accumulations” and “wintery conditions” days in advance of the possible snow sighting. As a result, Grandmas stayed glued to their TV’s, calling every family member in the viewing area to make sure they have seen the news. This word-of-mouth weather alert system soon carries over to complete strangers cautioning one another beside you at the gas pump or behind you in line at the grocery store, which of course is having a record sales day because everyone in town is stocking up on everything from milk & bread to Cheese Whiz in case they are stuck inside for a week. If you think I’m exaggerating, I assure you, I’m not. Then, there are the teachers & students who bring back prayer in the public schools and resort to superstitions like wearing pajamas inside out & doing a snow dance around the toilet. (Don’t ask.) These are the circumstances brought about by a single word uttered by a meteorologist on an otherwise ordinary winter day. And one more big factor in this mix is the decision by the school superintendent that always keeps everyone on the edge of their sofa. Will there be a snow day? And, yes, it’s true that more than a few times in recent history, the school superintendent cancelled school before a flake was spotted &, you guessed it, it never actually snowed. And that is where we are today. We have a snow day on a so-far-snowless-day. The big snow is predicted to start this afternoon, so we’ll have to wait & see, but meanwhile, we got to have a lazy morning without the usual rush, so I had time to make a special treat for the kids for breakfast. These are quick & easy & absolutely yummy! Perfect for a Saturday or Snow Day (with or without actual snow).
BEST EVER BANANA MUFFINSfrom COOKS.COM3 lg. bananas3/4 c. sugar1 egg1 tsp. baking soda1/2 tsp. salt1 1/2 c. flour1/3 c. melted butterMash bananas. Add sugar and slightly beaten egg. Add the melted butter. Combine the dry ingredients, add to the banana mixture and mix lightly. Spoon into well-greased muffin tins. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until done. Makes 12 muffins.
My notes: I used self-rising flour & omitted the baking soda & salt, just like my mother taught me. Plus, I found that this actually made 15 muffins rather than 12. And these were delicious as is, but I also think these would be divine with chocolate chips.