Saturday, March 26, 2011

Banana Bread & Field Trip to the City

Hello, blogging friends I can't wait to tell you about my little trip, but I wanted to include a recipe I promised you first.  I had some bananas just sittting there going bad and I thought banana bread.  I just love it anytime of year!  Lo and behold there was a recipe on my bag of flour.  Here's the link if you want to give it a try.  My family loved it.  It made two loaves so I made one without nuts for my hubby.  Everyone really liked it!

The kids are on Spring break this week so we went down to Cincinatti for the day.  My husband suggested that we go to Jungle Jim's and it was so neat.  I think we spent over two hours there.  Let me just say I'm a self-confessed Foodie and I was in food heaven! Whew...cheese, butter, sauces, wine, Le Crueset, Italian, German, any kind of food and they have it.  It started as a roadside stand believe it or not.  You can read about it here.  We bought the kids some cheese, candy, and a little glass bottled old fashioned soda.  My hubby bought some aged cheddar (his favorite)  I bought chocolate, Irish butter, and some wine a gift for my MIL. 

Just look at all these olives!

Cheese Glorious Cheese!

I loved this giant rolling pin, near the bakery.

 There were several rows like this one of just produce.

A band was playing for us too
I recommend you not go hungry though, LOL!

Next, we went to the John Rosling Bridge.  This one is like the Brooklyn Bridge only smaller. 
My son enjoyed hearing about the design.  He loves to see how things are made.  They got a kick out of it when my husband told them after going half way to the other side that now we were in Kentucky.  

We were going to also go the the National Underground Museum, it was supposed to be free, not!  Then the audio tour was already over with.  Bummer, maybe next time.  My little country bumpkins got to see what the city is all about when we were looking for the restroom.  My son wanted to know why it's so stinky, LOL!

We rounded out the day at the Bass Pro Shop (aka the Man's Mall)

Blessings to you and your family,


  1. I bet your banana bread tasted great. You always make such nice looking baked goods!

  2. Mmmm.... love banana bread. LOL.. it's funny to think of Cincinnati as the big city, but that's how we see it too. We live in the "country" but drive into Covington to go to Newport on the Levee to eat dinner about once or twice a year. We were just there the Sat. before St. Patty's day, and the river was really high!!

  3. Above all else, guard your heart for it affects everything else you do. ~Proverbs 4:23

    God bless you and have a nice day :-)