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August 6, 2022

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Banana Bread

~ makes 2 loaves ~

Ingredients

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

3/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature

8 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature

1 and 1/2 cups sugar, plus more for top

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 cup overly ripe mashed bananas (approximately 2 medium)

3 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 and 1/2 cups coarsely chopped, fresh strawberries

Directions

Grease 2 (8×5) loaf pans. Mix butter, cream cheese, and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and mashed bananas. Mix just until evenly combined.

In a separate bowl, combine: flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to wet ingredients and mix just until everything is evenly combined and moistened. Gently fold in strawberries.

Pour batter into loaf pans. Sprinkle each loaf with a little more sugar. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or just until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the loaves comes out with a few moist crumbs on it. Cool on racks, in pans, for 15 minutes before turning out onto racks to cool completely. Store whatever you don’t eat right away in the fridge.


Joke of the Week

A young doctor had moved out to a small community to replace a doctor who was retiring.

The older doctor suggested that the young one accompany him on his rounds, so the community could become used to a new doctor.

At the first house a woman complains, "I've been a little sick to my stomach.”

”The older doctor says, "Well, you've probably been overdoing the fresh fruit. Why not cut back on the amount you've been eating and see if that does the trick?"

As they left, the younger man said, "You didn't even examine that woman? How'd you come to the diagnosis so quickly?"

“I didn't have to. You noticed I dropped my stethoscope on the floor in there? When I bent over to pick it up, I noticed a half dozen banana peels in the trash. That was what probably was making her sick."

The younger doctor said "Pretty clever. If you don't mind, I think I'll try that at the next house.”

Arriving at the next house, they spent several minutes talking with a younger woman. She said that she just didn't have the energy she once did and said, "I'm feeling terribly run down lately."

"You've probably been doing too much for the Church," the younger doctor told her. "Perhaps you should cut back a bit and see if that helps."

As they left, the elder doctor said, "I know that woman well. Your diagnosis is almost certainly correct, she's very active in the church, but how did you arrive at it?"

"I did what you did at the last house. I dropped my stethoscope and when I bent down to retrieve it, I noticed the minister under the bed."

 

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