From the Machine Shed’s Cookbook, Now That’s Cookin’, our recipe for Banana Bread!
11/4 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
2 slight beaten egg whites
1 cup mashed banana (3 medium)
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup cooking oil
1. Lightly coat an 8x4x2 loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl stir together the egg whites, banana, sugar, and oil. Add flour mixture all at once to banana mixture. Stir just until moistened (the batter should be lumpy). Spoon batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center come out clean.
4. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.
February 27 is National Chili Day. Not like you need an excuse to make chili, but this sounds like a good one! Nothing beats winter weather like a nice warm bowl of chili. One of our favorite chili recipes comes from the National Pork Board, visit their website by clicking here to get the recipe!
For many of us, the time between the holidays and Spring can seem like an eternity! This winter especially has brought many below zero days and large amounts of snow. So, while we wait in anticipation for warm and sunny days, we can boost our mood by making sure we get enough Vitamin D from other sources!
Vitamin D fortified orange juice
The countdown begins, only 22 days until Spring!
Check out this old menu from The Machine Shed! Our menus have come along way since then, but here is a throwback recipe for you to make at home this week. Our famous Tangy Tenderloin-follow this link to get the recipe: Tangy Tenderloin.
Looking for a quick solution to outdated throw pillows? Try this idea for sweater pillows, no sewing required!
Step 1: Place the pillow you want to cover inside the sweater to determine where to cut the fabric.
Step 2: Cut the extra fabric from the top of the sweater, leaving the sides intact.
Step 3: Turn the sweater fabric inside out, cut the adhesive tape to the length of the sweater. Iron it into place so that the top of the sweater is now closed.
Step 4: Switch the fabric back to the finished side facing out, and stuff the pillow into the new cover. To close the bottom you will use another peice of adhesive tape to secure the bottom, after ironing cut close to the edges so it has a finished look. (Note, it will not be perfect, but it will rest on the bottom and for a quick project with no sewing involved, it looks nice!)
There you have it! Your very own sweater pillow.
The Taste of Elegance featured eight of Wisconsin’s finest chefs who prepared an original pork entrée that has not been previously featured on their menu. Johnsonville Sausage; Pork Checkoff; Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board; and Wisconsin Pork Association sponsored the 2014 Taste of Elegance event. To get the recipe for Chef Kurt’s dish, and learn more about the competition,
follow this link: http://ow.ly/tz7h2
Photos courtesy of Wisconsin Pork Association
We were so excited to open up the March issue of Rachael Ray Magazine and see The Machine Shed featured in their article “America, What’s for Breakfast?” The magazine highlighted a personal favorite of ours, The Pork Producer’s Breakfast. Pick up your copy of the issue, and stop in to the restaurant to see what they are talking about!
Throwback Thursday Recipe! A favorite from Machine Shed menu’s past, The Pioneer. Check out the recipe, and make it for dinner tonight. Find the recipe by following this link: http://www.machineshed.com/new/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/thePioneer.pdf .
It’s not too early to be thinking about Spring, here at the Machine Shed we are already getting excited about planting our gardens this year. The Machine Shed blog will do a gardening series this spring, and to get prepared we want everyone to start saving their paper egg cartons. We will use these egg cartons to start seedlings indoors. Stay tuned, Spring is coming!
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