I am a huge dog lover. I mean, how can you refuse a big sloppy kiss from a furry buddy so happy to see you.
Even though they can push us to the brink of madness when they are puppies. Like when they can’t tell the difference between they’re ratty toy and your favorite pair of shoes (or can they…)
As they get older they become more than cute fluffy faced annoyances. They are part of our families. I don’t know another set of beings on earth that will wait oh so patiently for you at the window for your car to pull up from work, and then to greet you at the door as if you have been gone forever.
In their eyes you are perfect. I don’t usually do this, but check out this video, it truly speaks to how our furry friends see us. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyUec-lv_jI
I’m bringing up this topic, because I lost my first dog Earnie, (his name really was EARnie) last year around this time. He was only 8 years old and was taken too soon. Maybe one day I’ll tell you about him, but for now, I’ll just say he was my very best friend, and I miss him every single day. Even now I find myself tearing up. I miss you my dear friend, you made my life better, by just being in it.
Ok, so because you were so awesome and let me go on on on on, here is some yummy banana snack cake. It even has chocolate chips in it. Trust me, it was awesome! Now go make some and then give your dog a hug.
Chocolate Chip Banana Cake
½ Cup of Butter (Room Temperature)
1 ½ Cup of Sugar
2 Cups of Flour
½ Teaspoon of Salt
¼ Teaspoon of Baking Powder
½ Cup of Milk
¼ Teaspoon of Vanilla
¾ Teaspoon of Baking Soda
3 Very Ripe Bananas
1 Cup of Mini Chocolate Chips
Pre-Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 rectangular cake pan with cooking spray, or you can use butter.
In a larger bowl, cream together butter and sugar until combined. Beat eggs , add to the butter mixture. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder.
Add milk and flour into the butter mixture, alternating between the two. Start with the flour and end with the flour.
In a small bowl, mash bananas. Stir vanilla and baking soda in to bananas.
Fold bananas and mini chocolate chips into the cake batter. Spread batter into the prepared cake pan.
Bake for 35 minutes, or until you a tooth pick comes clean when inserted.
When finished remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.