Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Friends

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Yesterday was full of friends, fellowship and food! Several long time friends have been trying to get together to re~aquaint after moving, babies and time and we finally managed it with the exception of one. We missed you Shan! :~{

Eldest Farmers' Daughter arranged for all to meet at The Farm, each bringing a dish for our lunch and keeping little ones in mind.

I made up a steaming pot of Baked Potato Soup (curtesy of Mrs. H at http://heritageschoolhouse.blogspot.com/), deviled eggs, (curtesy of Girls of the Hen Haus here on the Farm), and Banana Bread Deluxe (recipe follows).

Eldest Daughter M (www.theBrowningsGreenhouse.blogspot.com) brought meats, cheeses, bread and romaine for sandwiches. (She also brought two darling treasures!)

Mrs. E.H. brought a tasty Carrot/Coconut/Raisin Salad.

Mrs. S.E. brought 3 little loaves of delicious homemade whole grain bread (which little mouths devoured instantly.) I need to get her recipe!

Mrs. Z.H. (http://theadventuresofbabyroo.blogspot.com/) and Mrs. J.H. (http://haaphome.blogspot.com/) brought fruit and delicious PeanutButter/Oatmeal/Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Mrs. B.B. brought delightful finger jello which was a hit with the 10 children (all 5yrs. and under!)

After a buffet style lunch, the children settled in to watch some Beatrix Potter movies, while mothers and grandmothers caught up on each other's happenings, babies and life.

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Banana Bread Deluxe
2 C. Sugar
1 C. Shortening
6 Ripe bananas (mine are frozen, peeled and chopped into 1 in. cubes)
4 Eggs, beaten
2 1/2 C. flour
2 t. Soda
1 t. Salt
1 C.chopped nuts (I don't use nuts)
Cream shortening and sugar. (I use a Kitchen Aid Mixer) Add bananas and eggs. Add sifted dry ingredients until moist. Fold in nuts if desired.
Fill 2 greased loaf pans ~ bottoms and sides
Bake 350* 1-1 1/2 hrs.
I test with toothpick after 1 hour.
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"A friend loves at all times"
Proverbs 17:17

11 comments:

Mama Turtle said...

Dear Lady Farmer,
How sweet. Everything sounds so yummy. Here in the south we can them Pot Luck Suppers and where my dh is from they call them Dish to Pass Dinners I had to get use to that one. LOL
Hugs,
Mama Turtle

Michele said...

It was so much fun! Thank you for opening up the farmhouse for such a large crowd of friends! We just picked up where we had left off, as true friends do. Can't wait for the next gathering!

xoxoxo

Roo's Mama said...

And a delightful time was had by all! Thank you for your gracious hospitality and sharing your home and afternoon with us. I'm already looking forward to next time we can all get together, and maybe your other dear daughter will be able to join us too.
And I'm so glad to have your banana bread recipe - it was delish! :)

LDH said...

Such a wonderful gathering with family, friends and good food. All of the recipes look sound delicious. Thanks for all the links!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Sounds like you all had a great day of fellowship. I so enjoyed visiting with you.
Blessings,
Sue

Miss Jen said...

Lady Farmer,
It sounds like you had a delightful time!!!
What yummy goodies....the banana bread deluxe sounds especially tempting!!! I just may have to try making it sometime. Thanks ever so much for sharing. ;)

Love & Blessings,
Miss Jen

P.S.
I love both of your pictures in this post......how beautiful they are indeed!! ;)

Paula said...

Dear Lady Farmer,
It sounds like you had a wonderful time of sweet fellowship! I love the beautiful images you shared!

Thank you for being such a sweet friend!
Love, Paula

Paula said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

Thank you so much for your sweet comment!!!! I am so sorry you and Gentleman Farmer are still recovering from the flu! We are too, it is not easy to get over is it? As you said it just knocks the stuffin' out of you! I hope you both are feeling better soon.

I am so sorry the deer ate your roses! I would have been so upset! I think peony's will be beautiful!

I appreciate your kindness!
Love, Paula

P.S. In my earlier comment I forgot to say thank you for sharing the recipe. It sounds wonderful.

Carolyn said...

Dear Lady Farmer,
Your time with your friends sounds like it was a lot of fun.I'm sure the little ones had fun too.
Thank you for answering my question on the flicker.We are getting a snow storm here tonight.
Take care,
Carolyn

Jennifer said...

Everything sounds so yummy...just a delightful day! So glad you were able to visit with good friends - what a wonderful day. I love the banana bread recipe...will definitely be trying that one soon.

Truly, our "oldest" friends make the dearest of friends!

Lavinia said...

Sounds delicious. I know I would have enjoyed such a hearty and plentiful meal. A peaceful, joyous time; you are richly blessed indeed.