So it’s time for another recipe post.
This time it’s a sweet product. They are called Banana Bars and they are basically little banana sponge cakes. I made them recently with this recipe and they where absolutely amazing.
So this isn’t my website, I purchased it from: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/banana-bars/?scale=24&ismetric=1
but here is the short simple version.
First you put the oven at 175 Celsius (350 F)
Then you get a big bowl and mix together the sugar and butter, until it is creamy and smooth.
Then slowly stir in the milk.
Mix the flour with the baking powder and salt. Then combine with the sugar/butter mixture.
Then mix in the flavouring; the mashed banana, lemon juice and any nut like walnuts.
Then pour into a baking tin and spread evenly.
Leave in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.
Put a toothpick in the middle to check it is done.
When done, take out of tin and put on wire rack.
Happy Birthday to one of the most beautiful, inside and out, people in the whole entire world. Happy birthday to a special girl. Happy birthday to the AMAZING Lauren North.
This post is totally dedicated to you, Lauren.
So I first heard about Lauren about a year and a half ago. I heard a beautiful voice coming out a normal girl and that inspired me, and continues to inspire me, everyday. The way you approach life is so unique. Seriously, at 19, I hope I’m just like you.
More and more people are hearing about you and listening to your talent, and even though I feel like you’re my secret, I am so happy for you. You deserve it. You are hard working and talented. I remember that Wednesday when I asked you for advice and you took time out of your busy schedule to talk to me. It wasn’t even for a couple of miniutes, it was a couple of hours. And due to the time zones, it might have been like midnight in America.
For more about Lauren click here
So my two friends obviously like each other but they are in denial, what should I do?
Friend in Distress.
Dear Friend in Distress,
I know you think you know best for them, but the likelihood is you don’t. My advice is leave them. If they were meant to be together, they will. Dont push them or they will be angry at you. I would try a few subtle hints without pushing it too much. Remember, no matter how much you want them to be together, you are not part of the relationship. You have got to wait.
Just be a good friend to them both.
So I am a firm believer that laughter is the best medicine.
Most people who know me, know that I love to laugh. I am that awkward person who laughs a bit louder and longer than everyone else, but I don’t care. I love laughing. I have a great sense of humour – seriously, I’ll sit there laughing for 5 mins about something that could have happened a year ago. All my close friends have great senses of humour because I don’t think I could be close with someone who takes life too seriously all of the time. It would drive me insane. Sometimes we do not need to be reminded of the harsh realities of life.
Don’t get me wrong, I definitely have my moments but I strongly believe smiling and laughing makes you realise that life is worth a while.
Sometimes you need to relax. Be around people you love; people who make you smile and laugh, and enjoy life.
No matter if you have a loud laugh or an ugly laugh or even if you snort (which is gross, just saying), we all deserve to laugh sometimes.
And the best thing about it is, you can share your laughter. Someone cannot be laughing about something and you just sit there staring at them. I know I cannot sit there without bursting out laughing with them too. It is just what we do, we socialise and have fun with other people. Humans are weird like that.
Today, smile at someone. Laugh with someone. Be a blessing in someones life. Be the reason they smile. And in doing so, you will continually smile and laugh in your life, IJN.
Peace&Love… and Laughter