25 August 2008

Will It Nom?: Intro

Speaking of bananas...

When I adopted my new kitty in December, I expected rambunctious, talkative, and adorably squishily cute. What I did not expect, and what I quickly realized is that she has a VERY unusual palate for a kitty. I won't spoil the fun, but there are plenty of foods or drinks that I've never before seen a cat partake of that my cat will readily eat, slurp or at least lick to death.  It makes me wonder... how far does it go?

How many various usually eccentric-for-cats foods will Cassiopeia nom? A new series is born! To compare Cass with a "normal" kitty palate, I will see also what our more conservative kitteh, Decker, will nom or not nom. Without further ado, may I introduce you to.....

Will It Nom?
(perhaps related to: Will It Blend?)

Featuring: Cassiopeia (The Wild Card)

Also Featuring: Decker (The Control)

Watch as these kitties battle it out to find the limits of their taste buds.

Stay tuned for the first episode soon to come, Will It Nom?: Bananas!

Note: Will It Nom? will never feature dangerous foods for kittehs!!


24 August 2008

Awesome Banana Bread

This is my mom's recipe for banana bread, she has it posted here at recipezaar. I've made it about 5 times in the last month now because we keep having leftover bananas at the end of the week that are getting too ripe for my taste.  Only thing I've changed to the post here is the number of bananas - I usually just use two.

Awesome Banana Bread


* 1/2 cup butter (or 1/4 c butter plus 1/4 c applesauce)
* 1 cup sugar
* 2 eggs
* 1 1/2 cups flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 2 ripe bananas, mashed
* 1/2 cup low fat or fat free sour cream
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)


Cream butter, sugar and eggs together. Combine dry ingredients. Blend both
mixtures, beating until well mixed. Add mashed bananas, sour cream, vanilla
and chopped nuts. Pour into buttered loaf pan. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at
350 degrees for one hour. Cool upright for 15-20 minutes before inverting
pan to remove loaf.

Hope you enjoy this as much as I do!