Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Okay, I promised to tell you how both of my kiddos sprained their wrists. Within one week of each other I might add. They are very competitive with each other, usually just with their straight A's, but this is ridiculous. Three years ago they both broke their arms within a month of each other. This time, we lucked out with just sprains. Taylor was first . . . both times. This time she came running in from the backyard crying and saying that she thought she broke her wrist. She had been doing handsprings and fell the wrong way. A few short days later, Cole fell walking down a slippery truck ramp loading their band truck after a drumline competition. Those modern-day splints have titanium rods in them. They run $45 each. Could they have possible shared one??? Oh no, one sprained the left, the other the right. Also they have to wear them for 2 weeks and their little accidents were within a week of each other. I guess we weren't blessed with the luck of the Irish. Or maybe we were. Sprained wrists are so bad. Just returned from a neighborhood St. Patrick's Day party. I brought Pistachio bread. It was surprisingly good. Everyone agreed. Here's the recipe:

Pistachio Bread Recipe
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, I'm sharing one of my very favorite quick bread recipes--make it on Monday night to serve to your family for breakfast this Tuesday. They will LOVE it!

I got this yummy recipe from a Discovery Toys rep once--I went to her house for a Stampin' Up Party & concentrated more on this quick bread than I did the stamping. Kathleen, the hostess, willingly shared the recipe & I'm forever grateful. Kimber started calling it "Green Bread" and while it sounds strange, to eat something that is so very green, it really is delicious and Easter at our house (and St. Patrick's Day and, well, the 4th of July!) wouldn't be the same without it.

Pistachio Bread
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
2 small pkgs. instant pistachio pudding mix
4 eggs
1/4 cup oil
1/8 cup water (may omit--but I always use it)
1 cup sour cream
pecans, optional

Mix all ingredients together on low with electric mixer. The mixture will be very thick & sticky. Grease the bottom of two loaf pans, then cinnamon & sugar them. Divide the batter between the two pans. Bake at 350* for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. You can also do this in one bundt pan or in mini loaf pans or cupcake liners--bake until they're golden and cooked in the center.
I found the recipe on Becca's Random Thoughts blog.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

1 comment:

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Your poor kids! Looks like you had fun in your post below! Great gifts too.