Tuesday, February 19, 2013

With Sympathy

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.
Supplies used:
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!
Banana Bread
1/2 cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
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 well.
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!)


Pam said...

How lovely and how sweet of you! I'm sure it will much appreciated!
Thank you for the yummy recipe! I also noticed the lemon bars.

Jennifer said...

Such a thoughtful gift! I love the beautiful card and the lovely way you've wrapped the bread!

Winnie said...

What a lovely thought. I love the card and the
thoughtful gift. I remember the small food gifts were most appreciated when I lost my hubby. Smaller portions made it easier to just nibble when I wanted etc.

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely sympathy card and thoughtful gift!

Pamela said...

I love how your wrapped the bread and the sweet crocheted flower on top. I've been crocheting some flowers and hearts this week to use on projects when I get home. I've sent 5 sympathy cards since I've been in Florida. So much sadness everywhere. I know your bread will bless your friend and her mother.

Julie said...

How very thoughtful of you and your card is beautiful

Christa said...

You are the queen of gift packaging! I love how pretty it all looks.

I usually draw a blank when it comes time to package home-baked goodies, so I'll have to remember to come browse your blog the next time I need help. :)