Monday, April 27, 2009

Camping and Banana Muffins

Good morning! We survived our camping trip. :0) You can't tell from the pictures, but it was *very* windy and was on the edge of raining the whole weekend.

It did rain a little on Saturday night, but we slept through it.

We had a fun time visiting with friends and there was a playground and lake for swimming.

Even Daisy went swimming.

My favorite part of camping is always the extra time to sit back and relax.

The French press coffee.

And roasted marshmallows!

We are finally getting that rain and are moving slowly this morning. We have lots to work, laundry, dishes, and maybe a little baking. Speaking of baking, I made some banana muffins last week. Here is the recipe...

Banana muffins

Banana Muffins

1 3/4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup oil or melted butter
3/4 cup mashed banana

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, milk, oil and banana. Add to flour mixture and stir just till moistened. Lightly grease muffin cups and fill 2/3 full. Bake in a 400F oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans; serve warm. Makes 10-12.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit and have a wonderful start to your week!


Anonymous said...

Hello Kelli! I am glad that you are home and that your trip stayed mostly dry. I bet you do have a lot to do today. Mondays always seem so busy.

I hope you and the rest of the family have a week full of many blessings. Love, Debbi

TJ said...

I am jealous Kelli! We want to go camping but still snowy in the mountains, and in my pregnant state, I'm not going to be able to help as much.

We are definitely going to try to get a few early trips in, before I'm too far along to go.

Karen said...

Oh what a fun time! We have always camped as far back as we go together. Now we RV. But hey - same thing - kinda. OUTDOORS! In the forests and by the lakes and in the snow! I love it all. The sites, the smells, the luxury of just relaxing.
Wonderful post. What a great way to begin the week. We are going for 3 days this coming weekend and I can't wait!
Thanks. HAGD! Karen

Barbara H. said...

I am not a camper at heart, but there are things I miss about the camping trips we used to take.

My open roads said...

wow, spring camping, you guys are brave ;) I remember how cold it can get during this time when camping!
Thanks for the muffin recipe, will use it soon!

Anonymous said...

blessing!! I so love the French Press on a camping trip, very chic.

Heather said...

looks like a great time camping! so glad the rain didn't ruin it :)

Nancy M. said...

Looks like fun! I love the DOG!
The muffins look good too.
Have a wonderful week!...

Mrs. H. said...

Fun! Loved your pictures. We love to camp, too! What is Emily working on??

Bri Schaaf said...

Loved the pictures! Oh camping in stormy weather is great fun! Nothing better than a little mud to make the world a better place!
Those muffins look delicious!

Heather said...


It looks like you had fun. Have you ever been camping at Lake Arbuckle? Very beautiful! I think it is about 2 hours from you.

Daisy looks so sweet!

Love, Heather

Susan said...

It looks like a great time - especially the sitting back and relaxing part! We camped at Lake Benbrook near Ft. Worth for Spring Break when our kids were little, but it's been a long time. Your pictures reminded me of our camping trip.

The Raggedy Girl said...

What fun and what a sweetie puppy

from Roberta Anne

Tina Leigh said...

I love camping!! I am so jealous!!

Anonymous said...

I love camping and I haven't been for so long, note to self, talk to husband tonight about camping soon. Love the recipe, can't wait to try it.

Meadow Walk said...

Photos are not showing. wah!

Too cold ot camp here still but we will go on July. Funny how there is "time to relax" when you have to set up your house, cook on a portable stove or over a fire, and walk half a mile to use the bathroom. Personally I think it's bc there's no tv and no computer!

American Homemaker said...

Mmmm... I want a muffin right now!

Linda C said...

Oh, this looks like so much fun. And those marshmallows just look yummy!! Toasted to perfection:)

Thanks for sharing your weekend with us. We had downpouring rain almost all weekend.

Linda C

caren said...

Looks like so much fun! What is your daughter knitting?

Hollace said...

That is the most beautiful marshmallow picture ever!

Brenda Eason said...

Oh I wanna go so bad. Looks like a fun time.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I love roasting marshmallows! Yum! Sounds like a great camping trip. :)

Terri said...

I'm glad you had a nice time. It looks like lots of fun!

Gracie said...

You were lucky to have rain just when you came back! Glad you had a great time!

Lisa said...

Sounds like fun. And the muffins look scrumptious!

marie said...

These are the yummiest banana muffins ~ we loved them. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

teachermomof2 said...

Hi Kelli!

Your camping trip sounds great! We need to head out and open up our camp for the year, but the weather just hasn't been camping friendly yet.

The relaxing is my favorite part too!


Anonymous said...

Hey, Kelli! Glad your camping didn't get rained out. May I please publish your pic of roasted marshmallows on my blog, "Picture Camping..."? I'll give you credit for it, of course! (, if you'd like to check it out.)

Thanks for considering this,

Jean B. in SC