As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
I knew a lady a few years ago who cooked 3-4 dinners--EVERY night! One for her, one for her husband, and one for each of her children. She told me that it was because she was gluten intolerant, her husband refused to be denied the gluten and her kids were picky and didn't like the same things. She asked me how I had so much time on my hands every afternoon/evening--she would complain about being too busy to accommodate any time for herself, and she felt like things were out of balance...um, of course they were! Crazy lady!
Sometimes finding the balance means doing things for you. Sometimes enjoying the balance means less accommodating for everyone else. Teach your family that you are ALL important, that you EACH deserve to have time to yourself. What better gift could you teach your children, so that when they grow up, they already have the gift of balance in their toolbox?
Find balance, be well.
Madeleine and I made these for a treat tonight...she did most of it herself!
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 large bananas, mashed
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
Combine bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Scoop into greased muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Tip: you can add 1/2 chocolate chips to this recipe for a yummy treat!