Beernana Bread Recipe

Yield: 1 loaf (16 Servings)

Beernana Bread

Photo by Taste of Home©

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) wheat beer
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, mix flour, oats and brown sugar. In another bowl, mix bananas, beer and maple syrup until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  2. Transfer to a greased 9×5-in. loaf pan. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with sesame seeds and salt. Bake 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool.

Nutritional Facts
1 slice equals 173 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 304 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Originally published as Beernana Bread in Simple & Delicious June/July 2013, p52

Color America’s Favorite Fat Cat, Garfield©

Color the page below and/or Click Here to “Click n’ Paint” the fat tabby on Garfield the Cat’s official website.

Garfield the cat -

Garfield the Cat turns 37 on June 19, 2015. Celebrate his birthday with this coloring page!

Caribbean Grilled Ribeye Recipe

Yield: 4 Servings

Caribbean Grilled Ribeyes

Photo by Taste of Home®

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup Dr Pepper
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped seeded habanero pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 beef ribeye steaks (3/4 pound each)

Directions: 

  1. Place the first six ingredients in a blender; cover and process until blended. Pour into a large resealable plastic bag. Add steaks; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill steaks, covered, over medium heat or broil 3-4 in. from heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).

Editor’s Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts:
1 steak equals 762 calories, 54 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 202 mg cholesterol, 442 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 61 g protein.
Originally published as Caribbean Grilled Ribeyes in Simple & Delicious June/July 2013, p35

Happy Birthday, Garfield!

 Garfield the Cat turns 37!

Garfield, America’s favorite fat, lazy, lasagna loving, cynical cat was born June 19, 1978.  His owner and creator is cartoonist, author, producer, director, screenwriter, playwright, environmentalist and philanthropist Jim Davis.

Garfield the cat and friends

Garfield the Cat and friends

Davis says Garfield is a composite of all the cats he remembered from his childhood, rolled into one feisty orange fur ball. Garfield was named after his grandfather, James Garfield Davis.

Early Garfield
Garfield first appeared in June 19, 1978 The strip debuted on June 19, 1978 in 41 U.S. newspapers. Several months after the launch, the Chicago Sun-Times cancelled GARFIELD. Over 1300 angry readers demanded that GARFIELD be reinstated. It was, and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, GARFIELD is read in over 2100 newspapers by 200 million people. Guinness World Records™, named GARFIELD “The Most Widely Syndicated Comic Strip in the World.” Davis’s peers at the National Cartoonist Society honored him with Best Humor Strip (1981 and 1985), the Elzie Segar Award (1990), and the coveted Reuben Award (1990), the top award presented to a cartoonist by NCS members.

Accomplishments

Davis’s philanthropy has been directed at educational and environmental projects. He founded The Professor Garfield Foundation in cooperation with Ball State University, to support children’s literacy. A free educational web site http://www.professorgarfield.org is the cornerstone of the Foundation’s work to date. Davis spearheaded reforestation, prairie and wetlands restorations, and built the world’s first all natural wastewater plant for commercial use. He was awarded the National Arbor Day Foundation’s Good Steward and Special Projects Award, and the Indiana Wildlife Federations’ Conservationist of the Year Award.

The Artist’s Life

Davis spends his leisure time golfing, gardening, fishing, and enjoying his wife, children, and grandchildren. In a nod to Garfield’s friends in the comic strip, Davis also keeps one cat, Nermal, and a dog, Pooky.

 

Happy Birthday, Garfield!