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
So I was watching a show where an ‘ugly’ guy was dating a ‘pretty’ girl, so everyone was telling the guy there had to be something wrong with the girl if she liked him. It turned out at the end that the girl genuinely liked the guy.
My question for today; do you believe in beauty and the beast.
Now, for those of you who are wondering about the title, it is from a song and I thought it fitted the occasion quite well.
So back to the question. Do you think that someone could look past someone’s looks. Sometimes I see it on TV and go, ‘okay, we do have hope.’ then it turns out they where in it for the money. To be honest, I am not sure.
But I like to think that I am an open minded person.
For you guys that don’t know what Churros are, they are a Spanish Doughnut, but instead of being round they are long and wiggly.They are native to Spanish countries such as Spain and Mexico, although they have been adopted by Americans. When ever you go on holiday to Spain you are sure to have a churro with hot chocolate as brekkie. They are just lovely. I heard about them while watching American TV and instantly fell in love with them.
I had to try one so I decided to make a batch. I found this amazing recipe at: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/churros/ which was rather easy to follow. They came out amazingly and taste BEAUTIFUL when rolled in cinnamon & sugar and dipped in chocolate.
This is to make 10 servings
90 ml water
80 g white sugar
8 g salt
5 ml vegetable oil
310 g all-purpose flour
4 liters oil for frying (or as much as you need to fry)
250 g white sugar, or to taste
6 g ground cinnamon
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, 250g sugar, salt and 5ml of vegetable oil. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Stir in flour until mixture forms a ball.
- Heat oil for frying in deep-fryer or deep skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Pipe strips of dough into hot oil using a pastry bag. Fry until golden; drain on paper towels.
- Combine 80g sugar and cinnamon. Roll drained Churros in cinnamon and sugar mixture.
- ENJOY YOUR CHURROS!
The recipe is rather quick and easy, just be careful with hot oil. Make sure oil isn’t too hot or the insides will not cook. Also make sure the batter has enough water in it so it is rather runny and easy to pipe.
A lot of you guys probably have Twitter. More and more people are getting it.
I am proud to say I got it on the 30th of August 2012, way before ‘everyone’ was getting it.
you can follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/paulapacesetter
Some of my tweets reach here also, so either way, you aren’t missing out.. lol
Fakes… Move on In life, everyday, you meet fake people. As much as I would love to say that you can just sprinkle them with dust and they disappear, it really isn’t that simple. Apparently society is messed up and corrupted. We are all so quick to judge and point the finger but sometimes we need to look at ourselves first and think, am I really any different? It’s sad to say, the answer for most people is no. People are fake! They know the truth but prefer the lie. They live in and for vanity. They feel better cursing someone than praising them. The worst thing about humans is their ability to pull down and continually hurt the ones they first loved. This ability is what makes the human species so complicated. Every day I meet people I don’t even like, does that make me fake? Every day I bump into people who a quietly planning my down fall, are they fake? When I use this adjective I don’t refer to the meaning that they are real or not, I refer to the fact if their personality is real to me. If I can trust them to be there even is strife their real. But sometimes we don’t realise that those so called ‘real’ people are the ones who will later stab us in the back. Those same people will expect us to change for their benefit. Why? If God made us one way, why go the other way for a mere human being? I refuse to waste my life pleasing others. If you know why you were created and why you are special, you will understand the importance of time; the importance of not conforming to anyone, not to ‘society’. We must be the ones recreating the broken society and moulding it into hope for the future. As I write this, I’m in school. Now I also remember the last post I wrote in school. The one about whether school is worth it all. I promised I will write a long rant about everything and I promise you it is coming. But right now I want to just say. I HATE SCHOOL! But I continue to go because, 1) My mum would disown me if I dropped out (LOL) and 2) because I come for the education. I would never take that for granted, you never should. I don’t spend my time caring about all the fake people and what they think of me. If I ever got famous or got a lot of money, isn’t it them who would regret it? Why waste your time on them? You are better; if you know that, they’ll know that later. It is worth it, make sure it is. Lastly, I just want to say, to all you fakes in school, you don’t matter. You are just a stepping stone to success to me, so you’re essential but irrelevant. I don’t hate you, I love you. To the people who are not fakes and I will forever love, I LOVE YOU.❤
I am not a great fan of Disney/Nick Actors and Actress suddenly becoming singers but Bridgit Mendler is an exception.
Bridgit has album called “Hello My Name Is…” which is on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/bridgit-mendler/id358614488?affId=1930871&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
So when I heard this song was coming out I groaned. I groaned because another Disney ACTRESS becoming a SINGER but when I did listen to it, I was quickly converted.
The song is like a mixture if pop and dance. It has a very addictive beat and chorus that you can’t help but sing along to. I absolutely love this song right. I love her vocals because she has a Caribbean twang to her voice. I’ve never heard anything like it. She has such a unique tone. Although, as much as I love the song, I am not sure about the video. It is not that I don’t like it, it is just too unrelated to the song. However it doesn’t take away anything from the song so it isn’t a major problem.
Watch for yourself:
to find out more about Bridgit Mendler click here.
What do you think?
I saw the cutest picture ever, that just made me smile. So I’m sharing it with .
smile Jesus loves you.