Sunday, May 30, 2010

Carrot Raisin Bread (Delicious) to go with that Spinich Strawberry Salad

I always like to show something with color on here and I found this chair photo I took years ago in California-wouldn't this be fun to own? Now onto the lovely lunch menu I am giving you-try these two recipes!
Edna's Delicious Carrot Raisin Bread

1 1/2 cups flour, sift
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
8 ounces vegetable oil
1 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
3 large eggs
1/4 cup mollasses
1 teaspoon vanilla (real)
1 cup shredded carrot
6 ounces of golden raisins
3/4 cup of chopped walnuts
350 degree oven
Combine flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder,and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
In another bowl, mix oil,sugar,eggs,molasses and real vanilla with a mixer. Stir in carrot and raisins making sure to mix in well and separate each piece.
Next add flour mixture into wet ingredients and stir well until mixed. Pour batter into two UNGREASED 8 inch loaf pans and bake for 60 minutes until done.
I love to make a spinich salad this time of year and I love to mix the following together.
cut up strawberries
blue cheese
slivered almonds
grated carrot
a small amount of red onion
Mix and add balsamic dressing or blue cheese dressing or your favorite
Serve with the carrot bread and good tea and enjoy while hearing the compliments that are served to you.


quiltycat said...

The chair is just wonderful! I love it!

Wendy_MT said...

Beautiful chair!! that would be cool to have :) I'm going to give your bread a try ... looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Maree in NC :-) said...

Oh my goodness ~ that chair is fabulous!

Thanks for the yummy recipe, Mary Lou! Can't wait to try it!

Do you have a favorite recipe for Blue Cheese dressing? I've been looking for a great one for years now.

One thing I've learned, quilters surely do love to eat! LOL :-D

Quiltdivajulie said...

Oh my gosh - that chair ... we had one shaped like it and we sold it at my MIL's estate sale. Now I wish we hadn't!!!!!

p.s. Just found out I'll be in your JCCFS class this fall - YEAH!

Jennifer said...

Cool chair! I have an old comfy chair in the living room that I'm planning to move into the bedroom and slipcover ... I just may have to do something colorful like this LOL!!