Banana Nut Bread

~ Shopping List ~

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 large bananas, very ripe, mashed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans/walnuts

~ What to do ~

Cream together butter and sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each.  Sift dry ingredients together and add to cream mixture.  Stir in bananas and nuts.

Pour banana-nut bread batter into well greased loaf pan.  Bake at 325 degrees for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

 

Fettuccine with Shrimp and Zucchini

~ Shopping List ~

  • 1 lb Fettuccine, dry
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 lb large shrimp
  • 1 cup dry white wine (not cooking wine)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 lemon wedges
  • dash chopped parsley

~ What to do ~

Cut zucchini into 2″ x 1/4″ sticks.  Peel and devein shrimp.  Cook fettuccine according to package directions.  While pasta is cooking, heat oil in large sauté pan over medium heat.  Add chopped garlic and parsley.  Cook for 1 minute.  Add zucchini.  Cook an additional minute.  Add shrimp, wine, salt pepper and butter.  Stir well and cook shrimp for 5 minutes or until the shrimp are no longer opaque.  Add drained pasta to the mixture.  Toss all ingredients to mix.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with lemon wedges.

 

Roast Pork Loin

~ Shopping List ~

  • 3 teaspoons garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 lbs center cut boneless pork loin
  • 1 cup good dry white wine (not cooking white wine)

~ What to do ~

Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F).  Mix garlic, sage, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of oil in mixing bowl, evenly caot pork loin.  Coat large bakin pan with 2 tablespoons of oil.  PLace pork loin in baking pan, cover pan with aluminum foil.  Place in oven and roast for 45 minutes or until middle of pork loin reaches 140 degrees (F).  Remove foil, roast an additional 15 minutes or until well browned.  Remove pork loin from pan and place on cutting board.  Let stand 10 minutes.  Place empty baking pan on stovetop over medium heat.  Add wine.  Using spatula scrape bottom of pan to release drippings and continue cooking until reduced by half.

Slice pork into 1/2 inch slices.  Place on serving platter and cover with sauce.  Serve immediately.