Baking Day


We are still getting over our jet lag, so today started with breakfast at 1 o'clock and lounging about in our pyjamas for most of the afternoon! I'm in love with this cute pair from VS Pink, they were a birthday present from my little sister Erika! (Top and shorts available here & here.) 


After we got back from America we had a lot of mouldy fruit & vegetables I needed to get rid of...among those were some black bananas. As I was about to throw them in the bin, I remembered what my mama always taught me! When life gives you black bananas, bake banana bread! (Only joking - she never said that, I just made that part up ha ha ha!) She did always used to bake it so as not to waste food though and today I found myself craving it badly. Then I also remembered we have some canned pumpkin left over from my Halloween baking so I Googled a few recipes and came up with this one. I didn't have any walnuts but I used raisins and was short one egg so instead added an extra (small) banana. The result was delicious but extremely moist! Next time I'll try with both eggs and see how it turns out. But the good news is the kids liked it and we had it for a healthy-ish pudding! 


We have hardly any food left in the house (we get our weekly shop delivered each Monday) but I suppose I got bitten by the baking/cooking bug because I really felt like cooking something from scratch using whatever ingredients I could find! So I figured we had pasta, tuna and tinned tomatoes and everyone enjoys a good old pasta bake. I used Jamie Oliver's recipe with wholewheat penne. The recipe feeds 6 people and it went down a treat, with plenty left over for tomorrow! Emilia finished every last bite - I was a very proud mummy :) 


Here are my two little angels before bed...we skipped their nap today and put them down at 8pm so they would get back on schedule. Fingers crossed it actually works because starting next week they have all their activities on again! I bought them these in the Disney shop in Times Square - I was supposed to keep them for Christmas but as you can see I'm way too impatient. Plus they look so cute, how could I resist?!

22 comments

  1. Their pajamas are adorable! You should do a blog post about what you got for your birthday!
    Love you videos and your blog (:

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  2. I'm the same way with baking! Ha!
    Loving those pyjamas ������

    Alina
    www.eclecticalu.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow, Anna you look amazing! You are such an inspiration! x

    Natalia - thewomaniwantobe.com

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  4. Those little smiles are so cute!! and such yummy looking food! :)

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  5. Hi anna I was pregnant with my first daughter darcy when you was with Emilia and was pregnant with my second daughter skylar when you was with eduardo you helped me along my journeys so much now I've just recently found out I'm pregnant again and missing you hehe don't worry I'm not hassling u about if your pregnant or not because that must be getting really annoying now me and my girls love watching you every day and they talk about your children as though they are there friends take care and thank you for being you and omg those pjs are so cute xx

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  6. Anna I love you and your family❤️ And those pyjamas­čś╗

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  7. Absolutely love your blog, even though I am watching your YT channel frequently, I still enjoy reading written posts and your pictures :) Xo

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  8. I'd love to try that banana bread! Also, Emilia and Eduardo look so cute in the pyjamas!

    - Darcy Victoria
    xxx

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  9. Love love love Emilia her pyjama, it's so cute! You look amazing Anna!

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  10. I love that you're blogging everyday! Those pyjamas are so cute - I'm going to have to get my son some. x

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  11. Your children look so cute! They seem to be so happy. You're so lucky.
    Much love!
    lilianndehn.blogspot.com

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  12. Those pyjamas are so cute! :)

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  13. Awww Anna, they look so cute and your banana bread looks yummy too. I really enjoyed watching your vlogs in NYC....well I enjoy watching them every day actually.
    Can't wait to see more blog posts in November.
    Kirsty x

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  14. Emilia and Eduardo look so cute in their pjs! I love your blog, it's so inspiring and youre such a great role model for females!

    -Heather

    http://heatherinreallife.com

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  15. Both the bread and the pasta bake look delicious!

    I don't think it's ever too early to wear Christmas pyjamas!

    http://itslolll.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  16. They look adorable, I don't blame you for not waiting! Niamh x

    http://mypetitecloset.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Anna that red baking tin is SO NICE!

    http://whatsusanread.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I love it how you've started daily blogging again! You used to reply to me everyday! You should've done a baking video!! I hope you had an amazing time in NYC, love you loadsss<3 x

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  19. The pasta looks yumm :)

    http://glamorizewithsundas.blogspot.com

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  20. Sounds like the perfect day! They both look so cute and happy in that last photo, it's so uplifting to see! I love bananas in any sort of baking and this sounds and looks amazing! Also that pasta bake looks a treat, I have all those ingredients, think I'll save that recipe for a classic student day where I find I have no food in!

    josievictoriaa / fashion, travel and lifestyle

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  21. Love you and your blogs Anna your such an inspiration to ALOT of people.and hopefully one day I will meet you xxxx

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  22. Love the daily blogs :-) those pyjamas are super cute - might have to do a Victoria's Secret shop! Xxx

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