Friday, February 22, 2008

Two Favorite Recipes

One of my favorite quick and easy lunches: Chickpea, cherry tomato, and feta salad
This recipe is for one serving.
1) Rinse and drain 1/4 cup canned chickpeas
2) In a bowl, combine the chickpeas with 1/2 cup quartered cherry tomatoes, 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and a pinch of pepper.


Banana Bread (the kids like this one better than the "healthy" banana bread)

1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 medium) mashed ripe banana
(1/2 cup chopped nuts)

Cream together sugar and shortening. Add eggs and mix. Combine dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients and mashed banana to egg mixture and stir. Add nuts and stir.

Pour mixture into greased and floured 9x5x3 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.


And don't forget to wash up afterward! :)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gag me with chickpeas Suzie! lol That sounds terrible! I love banana bread though.
RetroHousewife

Daughter of the King said...

Would love BOTH of these, especially the Chick pea salad...might have to make that one.
Deby

The Chatty Housewife- said...

I think the salad sounds wonderful and I have copied the recipe down, thanks!

Tina Louise said...

Yummy! I'll definitely try these out!
Love, Tina :)

Tracy said...

Great recipes! Thanks:)

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Jennifer said...

I enjoyed reading your blogs..I hope you have a nice weekend..God Bless
Jennifer

fuzzywhitedogs said...

Oooh that chick pea salad sounds yummy! I'll definitely have to make it & I know DH will love it too. :-) Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I guess more people like chickpeas than I ever knew! LOL Suzie knows that I don't eat anything weird. My four food groups are pizza, mexican food, chicken fried steak/chicken strips, and hamburgers. The only veggies I eat have to be breaded and fried. I've never eaten a chickpea and don't plan to eat one. :-)
RetroHousewife

Terri said...

I tried the chickpea salad but substituted blue cheese (it was all I had). It was delicious! Thank you for sharing :-).

Terri

50shousewife said...

Terri, I'm glad you liked it! :)