Thursday, March 20, 2014

ATTN: Seeking male business partner.

Well I've had a lot of down time lately, between my nannying gigs and other random jobs. So I've been trying to plan my life out.

I laugh every time I say that out loud. "Plan My Life"

Because I know well from experience that nothing really goes to plan.

However, I also know that planning and goal setting is super important.

So therefore I told my parents that this week I was going to "plan out my life"

As far as immediate plans and goals. I have no idea.

But I came up with my ultimate plan. And I need your guys help.

I am currently seeking a nice guy. Preferably tall and handsome. Some musical talent would be preferred but not required. This guy also needs to be good with money and have a background in business. Returned Missionary. Smart. Good with kids. But most of all just kind : )

Now here's why.

I've decided all I really want to do in my life is bake cupcakes. And treats. And maybe teach on the side. So here's the master plan...

I want to move to Cody, WY close to family. And open the most adorable and delicious bakery on main street. Summer tourist season would be hoppin'! Then during the winter I could teach elementary school. Because A. Wyoming pays teachers well. B. Not very many people are in Cody in the winter.

However, moving there and opening a bakery would be social suicide. Therefore I need to be married. Also. Me opening my own business? You would know from my bank statements that I'm terrible with money. And I don't have much knowledge in business. This is where future husband comes into play- he can do all the business stuff and I'll just bake him treats and make his babies. Sounds like a good arrangement don't you think?

So I'm keeping my eyes open and taking applications. So please send your resumes to : )

Friday, March 7, 2014

Beautiful Day for Banana Cake

Well. I'm back. Back in MT that is. I had a lovely time in UT this past week to celebrate a wedding and reunite with all my pals from school! (to be documented on the blog soon) But now I'm back. On the job hunt again! (the crepe place was just seasonal...) And since it's a beautiful day. And I have lots of time. I thought I'd make banana cake!

This is one of my favorite things to make ever. Back in the Chatsworth days at BYU, boys would literally bring me their brown bananas in hopes I would make this for them! haha. But it's also my favorite because I'm a sucker for Bundt cakes. Especially after watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding. "booondt cake" anyone?

  • 2 C. Sugar
  • 3 Bananas Mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C. melted butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 C. Buttermilk
  • 2.5 C. Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. On a plate or in a separate bowl. Mash bananas. Add 1 C. sugar to them and let sit. (it makes them super mushy and yummy for smooth banana cake. Also if your bananas are not quite brown enough-this helps!)
3. Mix eggs, 1 C. Sugar and the melted butter. 1-2 min.
4. Add the 1 tsp. baking soda to the buttermilk. Let sit for a minute. It should expand a little bit.
5. Add banana mixture to the sugar and butter.
6.  Then add flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Mix 1-2 min. 
7. Slowly mix in buttermilk until everything is incorporated.
8. Pour into a well greased bundt pan.
9. Bake 30-45 min. at 350 degrees F.
10. Let cool 10 min
11. Remove cake from pan by flipping it over onto a plate. Be careful! This is the trickiest part!
12. Enjoy!

I'm obsessed with this new plate I got at IKEA!

Also. Here's proof of what happens when you don't grease your pan very well. Like I did. : )

However. It still tasted delicious.


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