Here's a small sympathy gift I made for a friend's mother who lost her husband suddenly last week.
I don't know her well, but wanted her to know she's in our thoughts and prayers.
Because I've not had a lot of time for "crafty" things of late, I kept the card simple.
As a gift I baked her a fresh loaf of Banana Bread (recipe below)
I put the loaf into a gallon sized zip-lock bag and then wrapped it in tissue paper.
A pretty ribbon and crocheted flower add a bit of pretty to the gift.
My personal preference when making quick breads is to use recipes with oil in them -- they usually turn out very moist and delicious!
1/2 cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 - 3 very ripe bananas
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 T. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
Optional: Nuts or chocolate chips
Combine oil, sugar, eggs, bananas, baking soda, baking powder, milk, and vanilla.
Mix in flour, nuts and/or chocolate chips.
Pour into a greased loaf pan.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Cool - Slice - Enjoy!
(Tastes even better the next day - if you have the patience to wait on that - I don't!)