Something really exciting happened to me today. Like, really exciting. I’ve been waiting for yearsss and it finally happened. Kids all over the world wait and wait for it to happen, and it happened to me today.
Just guess what it is.
Okay, you give up?
I GOT MY LICENSE!!!
You may have read my post where I bitched and moaned about the mean DMV lady who didn’t allow me to even take the test last time I was there. Gosh, that was a buzz kill. She was horrible. (Read this post if you want to know what happened!) But as you saw before: no bitchy ladies stopped me today. Just Chu and I in the car, me dominating the test and gettin’ my license. That’s just what went down. Chu was the driver man who gave me the wonderful license gift; he was SO nice!! We love him.
I only missed four points on my test…most of my friends missed like, at least 8. You fail at 15, so I got less than a third wrong! Impressive, huh? I know you’re jealous! :)
Soooo anyways, now I can do everything I want! Well not everything, but most things. Like go to the food store whenever I need to. I did that today and STOCKED UP on dulce de leche when I saw they had it. That stuff is my downfall. But seriously, I drove all the way there from my mom’s house and then to my dad’s all by myself. I’m a big girl now!
So exciting, right? I bet your as giddy with excitement reading this as I am!!!
But let’s talk banana bread, yeah?
I broke some banana bread rules here and used *gasp* fresh bananas. I know, it’s like a law that you need to use the black ones that look like their about to jump out of their skin and turn into an evil kitchen monster…but I used the little happy perfectly yellow ones anyways. Know why? Cause I wanted banana bread. And big girls get what they want.
So now – go celebrate with me and make some banana bread, but feel free to use whatever kind of rotting bananas your heart desires. :)
By the way – this recipe makes four 7×3 loaf pans so feel free to half it.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- 3/4 cup butter
- 3 cups white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 6 bananas, mashed
- 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons baking soda
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease four 7×3 inch loaf pans.
2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Mix in eggs one at a time.
3. Mix in mashed bananas, sour cream, and vanilla.
4. Whisk together salt, baking soda, spices and flour. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide into prepared pans.
5. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.